7 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Claim Your Ministry”

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give...
17 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “In the Bleak Midwinter”

“In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow….” --Christina Rosetti  The seasons change. The sunlit warmth of green trees gives...
10 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Loving Community”

A Loving Community “Jesus said:  ‘Love one another as I have loved you’” John 15:12 Her dementia deepening, Deaconess, Maralyn Marske-Walker still unforgettably remembers the "WELCOME SISTER!" she received from a group of...
3 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Living Hope”

Living Hope "Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1 A new year… A new month… Renewed hope… January is a hope-filled month. With renewed hope, we trust...
27 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – Enduring Word

“The Word became flesh, and lived among us…”  John 1:14 A "senior moment" we say, with a smile. At a certain age, we all have them -- usually as we lose a train of thought, a word we wanted. But for many, those moments become...
20 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – “The Guest” Deaconess Diane Marten

"Zaccheus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today."  Luke 19:5b Is anyone staying at your house next week? The holidays can bring a bit of chaos into our lives. Marva's 5-bedroom house has room for kids, grandkids...
13 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – Snow in the Bible?

What was outside our window was claiming the classes' attention: the lovely snow. So, I asked, "Where does the Bible mention snow? Let's try to discover some 'snow scripture'." And we did! Psalm 51:7 - David’s prayer: "Remove my...
6 Dec 2018 0 Comment

Branch, But Also Root

O come, strong Branch of Jesse, free Your own from Satan’s tyranny; From depths of hell your people save And give them vict’ry o’er the grave. (O, Come, O Come Emmanuel, v.4) The holy mystery is this: that Jesus is "branch"...
29 Nov 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “God of the Morning Light” Deaconess Diane Marten

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; Great is God’s faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 God of the morning light wants to have a moment with you. That was hard...
22 Nov 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “Thanksgiving Service” Deaconess Barb Herzinger

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35 I got hooked...