Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Church

Pastor Randy Cirksena serves at United Methodist Church in Ellendale.
They are right you know.  They are absolutely dead on.  Everyone who attends Church only on Easter and Christmas, or who choose not to attend church at all are justified in doing so.  Just ask them and they will have every good reason under Heaven and on earth to explain why they do not attend. ...
“A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose.  Be made clean.’”  - Mark 1:40-41 (NRSV) How many times have we felt like something is wrong?  It...
This week is Holy Week.  For some that means Chocolate candy.  For others it means special services at church.  It can mean a new dress or a new suit for a child.  But these are just the trappings.  They are supposed to help us remember the deeper meaning of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus...
While trying to teach one of my young daughters about prayer, the conversation went something like this…  “Sweetheart, what is one thing you’d like thank God for today.”   Without skipping a beat she smiled and said, “Candy.”   And I said, in my best dad’s voice, “No honey, something really...
The greatest non-fiction story in history: God became man to redeem humanity. Isn't it amazing what God did? He became human to rid our lives of the eternal consequences of sin, whereby we could experience His life and be with Him forever. If not for this spectacular event, no one could be saved. I...
The month of February stands our as the warmest of the winter months. Oh, not in the actual temperature of the weather, but in the warmth of human affection.  February, it has been reported is the most popular month for couples to become engaged. With Valentine's day just around the corner many...
Thank you.  That was good.  I really enjoyed that.  Aren’t those kind of statements fun to hear? Encouragement is the sunshine to one’s soul.  It is the vitamins and minerals for your body.  It puts the joy in your step and the desire to keeping going. Many, many years ago when I was in elementary...
Are we witnessing history in the making? Or are we witnessing a disaster about to strike? Who can say? History is a complicated story. How many of you remember history class in school? What was your favorite part of history to study? I remember being overwhelmed by all the different dynasties, wars...
Pastor Cindy Kennedy of  Blooming Grove United Methodist Church in Medford, MN
Recently at Red Oak Grove, we read as Jesus called his first disciples.   Jesus called them to follow him and become fishers of people.  These first disciples were fishermen.  I magine what the hands of a career fisherman must look like.  I imagine them cracked and dry from constant exposure to the...
A scientific researcher gathered 10 volunteers for a special psychological study called the “Scar Experiment.”  Separating the volunteers into 10 different cubicles without mirrors, she explained that the purpose of the study was to examine how other people would respond to a stranger with a...

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