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COVID-19 Update: Sunday, December 27

After careful and prayerful consideration for the safety and well-being of our church family, those that we love, and those we do not yet know, the Session has decided that in-person public worship will be suspended for one Sunday: December 27....

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Sunday, December 6: A Green Light

After taking a brief, one-week pause on in-person worship, the Session of Missio Dei Church has decided that we will be cautiously be gathering in-person this upcoming Sunday, December 6. ...

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Upcoming Mini-Series on Shame

Pastor Paul is doing some reading for our next mini-series on shame which will start on Sunday, January 3. He is reading the book The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. You can check out the book for yourself!...

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A Profound Sense of Gratitude

Thank-You

Each time I think of you, I experience a profound sense of gratitude. Your determination to honor the Lord keeps me going in my own call to serve Missio Dei Church. Ministry is an amazing call, full of great joys and significant moments in people’s lives: officiating weddings, presiding over funerals, seeing first-hand how lives are changed for Christ. But it’s also fu...

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You need the local church!

Yesterday morning I spent some extended time in our sanctuary praying for each of you by name. As your pastor and as a fellow human walking through this strange and extremely disruptive and exhaustive season, I want you to know that am concerned for each of you. I know the condition of my own heart (see this Facebook post) and I think I can safely assume it maybe be true o...

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New Song: Way Maker

This Sunday we will be singing a new song together. Way Maker was originally written by a Nigerian songwriter/artist Sinach (her full name is Osinachi Okoro) and has become an anthem for many during the COVID-19 pandemic has also been sung by demonstrators marching for racial justice, calling out for God as a “way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkn...

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COVID-19 Update: Sunday, November 29

Lord's Day Worship November 29, 2020 Before You Start Pick a time and place. We know that disruptions may come up, but do your best to preserve this time. It is powerful when we slow down, take time to worship, and pay attention to the way God is moving. Put phones and other distractions away. Designate a leader to transition through the elements of the liturgy. Port...

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COVID-19 Update from the Session

With the increases of COVID-19 transmission that we are seeing in our region and our local high schools having 100 confirmed covid cases, 600 in quarantine, and returning to blended learning, the Session wants to encourage all those who attend in-person gathered worship to exercise extreme care. We do not want any of our church family, those what we love, nor our community...

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#FearNot #StandFirm

Admittedly, there are many moments in my pastoral life where I feel like I have to take the reins and take control. I need to orchestrate something "powerful" or meaningful. I need to bring things that are or feel like they are in chaos to some semblance of order. I need to make sure that I put all the right people in the right places. What is at the core of these momen...

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Peace, the World, and My Sweaty Pits

I worry. And when I say worry, I mean I can be absolutely anxiety ridden with the best of them. I get sweaty pits, increased heart rate, and mental and emotional gymnastics that can keep me up at night. There are times where I want to crawl down into a bunker and just hide it out. Those moments feel like storms, and I just want them to magically blow away. I want them to b...

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