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LAKESIDE

LAKESIDE

The staff on retreat this Thursday and Friday. We are spending some focused time on prayer, planning and fun!

Remember

Remember

The Memorial Day holiday encourages us to remember those who have fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. I have quite a few family members who served in the military: my dad, uncles, grandfathers, and nephews. But to my knowledge, I don’t have any blood…   Read More »

Fire and Power

Fire and Power

I love making fires and burning wood. When my family lived in Northern Michigan, we heated our home by tending a giant cast-iron wood stove in our basement multiple times a day. I took great pleasure in learning the art of chopping, drying, and burning hardwoods at just the right time for…   Read More »

A Grateful Guide to Mother’s Day…

A Grateful Guide to Mother’s Day…

At the heart of every good holiday is the spirit of gratitude. This is most obvious during the Thanksgiving holiday where the whole point is to be grateful to the One who provides for our needs, body and soul. This is also the case for the two biggest holidays in the Christian year:…   Read More »

Care and Prayer

Care and Prayer

One of the best things about being a pastor is that part of the weekly job description is to share the Good News through preaching and teaching. I also look forward to sharing good news (no caps this time) about what God is doing in and around Elmhurst CRC whenever possible. I am glad to…   Read More »

Mighty Lambs

Mighty Lambs

I regularly say that the best thing we do at Elmhurst CRC is Little Lambs. I don’t mean to diminish any of the other great things that happen around our community by saying this. I simply recognize that in serving the youngest kids in our community, we are creating positive spiritual…   Read More »

A Little Compassion

A Little Compassion

If you are reading this on a smartphone or a computer, you are among the rich of the world. If you had enough to eat today and more than one meal, you are among the rich of the world. If you have multiple pairs of shoes, if you have heat in your house or apartment, if you have access to a…   Read More »

Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a BIG word. Last Sunday, when our congregation was prompted to complete one of the follow phrases...             Because he lives, I can ________             Because he lives, I have _______…   Read More »

Because He Lives

Because He Lives

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything. Everything! Think about it: Jesus’ resurrection is the reason we celebrated Easter last week, but also the reason we worship together every Sunday. It’s the reason we sing, pray, hope, dream...and a million other things in…   Read More »

The Same, But DIFFERENT

The Same, But DIFFERENT

Holy week illustrates the incredible highs and lows of the spiritual life, of Jesus’ life! From the adrenaline rush of Palm Sunday to the settling darkness of Maundy Thursday, from the suffering of Good Friday to the unbridled joy of Easter Sunday morning: the whole Gospel…   Read More »

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