19 Mar 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Lord, Come Quickly” Deaconess Cheryl Plummer

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place...
12 Mar 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Lost Book and Unexpected Grace”

"Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!”  Genesis 28:15-16 The library book was lost. I was sure I had taken it to my car but when I got to the library it was nowhere...
5 Mar 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “LENT” Deaconess Bonita Fredel

L   Lent provides a quiet time to listen and look at Grace  in the      +   Word and Sacraments, and the +    Word reflected in the faces of Others. E   Lent is an opportunity     + to be enriched by God's Grace...
26 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Ash Wednesday” Deaconess Deborah Matern Graf

Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and...
20 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “God Saw Beauty” Deaconess Kelsie Overbey

And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 Every Monday I was greeted by fruit peels, peanut shells, broken ice cream cones, corn husks,...
13 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love Bears All Things” Deaconess Susan Predoehl

" bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1Corinthians 13:7  It took me quite a while to get to know her.  She was one of my residents and her accident had caused severe memory problems.  The...
6 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Tale of Two Pinecones” Deaconess Bonita Fredel

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10b I see two pinecones laying on the labyrinth’s path. One is dry, brown and looks exhausted. The scales are spread apart, the seeds dispersed. I feel like that dried up...
30 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “What Does Love Look Like?” Deacon Ben Ema

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. 1 John 3:1 During my first time assisting as a nurse in the delivery room, I met parents who were a few years older than I,...
23 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Visible and Invisible” Deaconess Adrainne Gray

We look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. –2 Cor. 4:18 A homeless man in my former congregation struggled with that verse. He said it is only the...
16 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Prayer Posture” Deaconess Rayanne Woodruff

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 I used to pray with my hands clasped. A new experience for me is praying with my palms up and open. This ancient prayer posture represents a...