Pastor Mark’s eNote – One March, Two Aprils, Three Miracles

       So, there’s this really pregnant giraffe named April—15 months worth of pregnant, in fact—and any day now (they’ve been saying for weeks), she will give birth to a 150-pound, 6-foot-tall baby. And, oh yeah, she’ll do that while standing up. Now, I find all of that really amazing, though I’m told it…

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March on the Rooftop Week 2

Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. This week we spent some time with one of Jesus’ most well known parables, The Prodigal Son. Kids learned that this kids who thought he had it all together, took his dad’s money and blew it in a very short time. When…

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March on the Rooftop Week 1

Sin broke our relationship with God beyond repair, until He sent his only Son who paid for our sin with his blood.  Jesus made it possible for to experience God’s forgiveness and have a restored relationship with him.  We have been forgiven, therefore we must forgive in return.  Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – A Season of Turning

       A new season is upon us—Lent—those forty days (excluding Sundays) that carry us to Easter. It began with our Ash Wednesday service, when many of us turned aside from our routines and gathered for a unique time of worship. This new season is a new start. Take a breath and a look…

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February on the Rooftop Week 4

We are finishing the month talking about the story of the good Samaritan.  When faced with the decision to ignore an enemy or have compassion, the Samaritan set aside his differences and showed love. Our bottom line this week: Love others because they matter to God. Every person matters to God and we hope kids…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – There is Here

       So, is life about the destination or the journey? And the right answer, of course, is yes. Or maybe the answer depends upon our perspective. The parent in the front seat can argue valiantly that “getting there is half the fun,” but the five-year-old in the back isn’t buying it. Some folks…