Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A sermon response by Rev. Clay Horton:
early August, my wife Errinne and I were vacationing in Santa Fe. We were strolling down one of the beautiful
city streets crowded with tourists when I noticed a black and white picture in
the window of the Monroe Gallery of Photography. The exhibit was titled, “The Long Road From
Selma to Ferguson.” I told Errinne that
lunch had to wait. I grabbed her hand, and we made our way into what we would
find to be a sobering gallery.
at Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A Note from Rev. Doug Meyer:
Over the past couple of weeks I have been doing
some serious soul searching of how I came to know and believe certain things.
The easy ones to identify were the things I learned from teachers,
from parents, from my siblings and, fortunately, some I learned by experience.
But what about the things I learned by osmosis, that I gradually, unconsciously
assimilated into my personal knowledge bank? There have been so many
contributors to this...
at Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
A personal testimony from Ashley Whitehead:
When Pastor Daniel asked me to rehearse my
testimony for Laity Sunday, I must admit, I was intimidated. For some reason I was much more comfortable
speaking in front of 100 people than rehearsing in front of the senior
pastor. I mean, here was the expert on
Sunday sermons sitting in the pews listening to me!
But it wasn’t just Daniel that showed up for
my rehearsal. When I arrived in the
sanctuary, another man sat...
at Monday, August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
As part of the WE series, we invite you to recite the following creed as a daily practice. This promise to love and embrace all of God's creation will help us prepare our hearts and minds for the message God wants us to hear.
Hispanic Creed (Credo Hispano) We believe in God the Father Almighty (Creemos en Dios Padre todopoderoso) Creator of the heavens and the earth; (Creador de los cielos y de la tierra;) Creator of the all peoples and all cultures; (Creador de los pueblos y...
at Sunday, August 16, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
There have been very few times where I was “invited” to
join in singing. It’s not something that ever happens to me. There were two events on the summer youth choir tour that stood out to me.
The youth choir was visiting a boy’s ranch for at risk
teenage kids outside of Lampe, MO. The boys could stay at the ranch for
18 months and learn new life skills while under the watch of trained folks with
a Christian emphasis. After we had lunch together and the...
at Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Imagine you’ve grown up in the church, and your faith is intricately
woven into the fabric of your life. But you live in an assisted living facility
and don’t have the ability to travel to a church on Sundays. Or worse, you see the end of
your life is creeping nearer, and you want to know about this God you’ve heard
of but never met. And there’s no one around to ask.
Trietsch’s Traveling Church
ministry serves both these folks when we takes our faith into...
at Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
We are so honored to have had Joe on Trietsch staff for the past 18 years. We are sad to see him go because he has been such a blessing to our church and the entire community, but overjoyed to see him enjoy the retirement he deserves. Joe has a heart for the hurting, the broken, the least and the lost. He truly lives into our values of Biblical relevance, radical love and servant ministry.
Note From Joe Shafer:
I want to express my appreciation for the privilege of serving as
at Monday, August 3, 2015