13 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “My Friend Alberta”

Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126:6 I had the great pleasure of knowing and loving Alberta Williams. We served alongside one another on my...
6 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Power of Touch”

When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. - Luke 13:13  Jesus healed a woman who had been bent over for many years.  She rejoiced when Jesus touched her, and she was healed.  I have found...
30 May 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “Do Not Be Afraid, I am With You” Deaconess Sharon Stoike

So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10  A caregiver can be eaten alive by giving...
23 May 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “The Hope of Baptism” Deaconess Jean Wildgrube

“...baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matt. 28:19 One of sister Deaconess Maralyn Marske Walker’s most endearing stories comes from her night chaplaincy volunteer service in the ER at...
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...