Entries by Anna Erickson

Advent Reading – December 24, 2017

Luke 2:1-20 (The Passion Translation) During those days, the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, ordered that the first census be taken throughout his empire. (Quirinius was the governor of Syria at that time.) Everyone had to travel to his or her hometown to complete the mandatory census. So Joseph and his fiancé, Mary, left Nazareth, a […]

Advent Reading – December 23, 2017

Delores Derksen – Director of Care Matthew 24:30 The hope of His glorious appearing will strengthen you in waiting upon God for what He is to do in you now. The same omnipotent love that is to reveal that glory is working in you even now to prepare you for it. “The blessed hope and […]

Advent Reading – December 22, 2017

Clint Mcdonald – Council Moderator 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for […]

Advent Reading – December 21, 2017

Christine Berkan – GroveKids Welcome Teams Isaiah 55:13 “So you’ll go out in joy, you’ll be lead into a whole and complete life. The mountains and hills will lead the parade, bursting with song. All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause.” I love the sense of anticipation that accompanies […]

Advent Reading – December 20, 2017

Laurie Pauls – Worship Design Team Revelation 21:1-4 & 1 Peter 1:6-7 God is in the process of teaching me to accept that pain, brokenness and sin are a part of this life. He is showing me that He is good, present, and at work in our suffering. I am beginning to look for Him […]

Advent Reading – December 19, 2017

Val Burron – Worship Design Team 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 5:6, Psalm 34:8, Philippians 1:6 For many years I have tried to be intentional about writing down and recording things I’m thankful for. It’s an effective way to honor the Lord for His faithfulness and to be reminded of how often He has invaded my […]

Advent Reading – December 18, 2017

Altina Wickstrom – Alpha Ministry Team 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Every year at Christmas I watch my favorite movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the original version with Jimmy Stewart. It is a story of how one person can touch many lives, some of which were profoundly changed. My “George Bailey” was a young Christian woman named […]

Advent Reading – December 17, 2017

Harry Strauss – Encore Pastor Revelation 22:7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”  – Jesus Jesus manifested himself, by way of a vison, in Revelation 1. In a very real sense, Jesus ‘came’ to John and the seven churches identified in […]

Advent Reading – December 16, 2017

Laura Laskowski – Worship Design Team Psalm 36:7-9 “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!  Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.  They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  For with You is the […]

Advent Reading – December 15, 2017

Karen Block – International Worker Isaiah 30:15 “For the Sovereign Lord/Jehovah Adonai, the Holy/Sacred One of Israel says/invites: ‘Only in returning/coming back home to me and resting in me will you be saved/rescued/defended; in quietness/tranquility and confident trust is your strength. But you were not willing’” “…in returning/coming back home” this is the phrase that […]