16 May 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “Count Your Blessings” Deaconess Deb Robinson

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters...
2 May 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “South Heaven”

“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”  --John 23:43 It’s called South Heaven. It was aptly named forty-some years ago by the original owner. There in Florida, we had spent a week of wholeness, grace, and...
25 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Cross IS a Big Deal” Deaconess Dotty Parfrey

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:8 "So what’s the big deal with the cross?" he retorted. I had just explained the place...
18 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Made Clean – Yes. Exactly.” Deaconess Diane Marten

"He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him…” John 13:5 A whole lot of washing is going on at Laundry and More, a free laundry for poorer neighbors....
11 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Strength in Community” Deaconess Phyllis Pleuss

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:13 It was a cold, damp Palm Sunday as the congregation...
4 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Knit Together in the Womb

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 My husband and I spent a little time...
28 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – If Only We Would Learn

When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, “Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. -- Judges 9:7 They did it again.  The people of Israel didn't...
21 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Breaking Down Barriers

Jesus said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”  -- Mark 7:27 She seems noble, while Jesus’ behavior seems incomprehensible. How could he be so cruel...
14 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – We Are in This Together

Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. -- 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Some days I just want to let someone else deal with the problem. Feed one hungry person, and three more appear. Give one person a pair of gloves and...
7 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Unexpected Paths of Grace

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! -- Lamentations 3:22-23 Six inches of snow on the driveway was looming over me as I headed home and...