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Senior Pastor's Blog

Welcome to my small corner of cyberspace.  This is where I can spend a little more time developing thoughts, answering questions, following tangents, and pursuing rabbit trails.  You are always welcome to read, react, and respond (in grace we hope).  And through it all, I trust that God will be pleased.

Pastor’s Semi-Annual Business Meeting Report

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:13

Time for Change and ContinuityThis past year, like most years, has been both a time for change and a time for continuity. I wanted to highlight some of these areas by way of a report on our church:

1. God is the same yesterday today and forever, yet His mercies are new every morning.
2. As we follow our Lord Jesus Christ, we are made in His image in salvation, yet we are also being conformed to His image in sanctification.
3. God revealed His truth through His Word to Israel the church through the work of the Holy Spirit and it is “settled in the heavens,” yet He also leads us into all truth through the work of the Holy Spirit as we read and study His Word day by day.

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Clear Teaching on a Touchy Subject

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:13

Here is the long version of my “Clear Teaching on a Touchy Subject” paper. This one was tough for me. So much to say... (and I said a lot of it)! Please accept these paragraphs in the spirit in which they are given: an honest attempt to find what God’s word says come what may. There should be a “cliff notes” version that will be available soon (“soon” being a relative term). I apologize profusely about the tardiness of this, but there are many, many factors involved in an undertaking like this, and the sermon series had to take precedence. I may add more questions and answers at a later date if I get more.

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2008 Pastor’s Report

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:13

Every year the hardest part of writing a semi-annual business report is knowing just how to get it started and then determining just what kind of a tone it should take once I’ve started it. This year I contemplated beginning boldly with a shocking question: “Is our church at the beginning of a major crisis?” with thoughts of commenting afterwards on the shrinking trend in our annual budget, the difficulties we have experienced in finding a new associate pastor, and our first non-seasonal decline in over-all attendance since I began my ministry here, to this could be added the seeming flood of spiritual, physical, and personal hardships that have fallen upon so many within our church. Instead, I think I will begin this way…

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No Part Lacking

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:13

One of the results of this last year’s leadership conference was that we took a look at how the different ministries at our church work together to fulfill the full mandate of the great commission to make disciples. This is not an easy task, since the natural direction of church activities is most often from the God-empowered making of disciples towards the people-powered sustaining of programs.

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Sunday School - 9:30am

Morning - 10:30am
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families for worship

Evening - 6:00pm
A time of worship
for the whole family

Wednesday Services

Prayer Meeting - 6:30pm
Family prayer and Bible study

AWANA - 6:15pm
September through May.
Children ages 4 thru 6th grade

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360.871.4046

Office Hours

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Address

7545 E Madrone
Port Orchard, WA
98366

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Manchester, WA
98353