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  • How do I start spiritual practices? Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson When I start something new, I go a little too hard. If I’m going to start a new exercise routine, I buy all the gear and create an unsustainable workout plan. Whe...
  • What does the Bible say about prayer? Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Prayer is a mystery to me. Sometimes it comes so naturally that I feel like I’m in a constant state of prayer, and other times it just feels rote. One thing I wi...
  • How do I breathe in God? Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? It can be a terrifying experience. The first time it happened to me I was 8 years old. As I was swinging across the monkey...
  • What habits do I need to stop? Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s YouVersion Reading Plan , Day 1 introduces us to the idea of spiritual practices as a form of training. Just like an athlete or musician trains to be...
  • Why can't I rest? Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson There is a room in my house that has no modern technology in it except for a record player. I sit and look out the window in my leather chair, with my feet propped u...
  • How am I broken? Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In Rev. Doug Meyer’s message on Sunday, he said that the first step to healing the brokenness in others is to recognize how we are broken. I’ve been meditating ...
  • How can I be more like Jesus? Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s Life + God Podcast episode, Rev. Gracie Millard and I talked about the different understandings of grace identified by John Wesley: prevenient, justif...
  • Do I need community? Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I am an introvert. If you’ve met me, that might be a surprise to you because I’ve been told I exude confidence and come off as an outgoing, outspoken person. It ...
  • Does God care about money? Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I have trust issues. My default setting is to assume that someone is trying to take advantage of me or manipulate me in some way. My guard is always up. Don’t worry...
  • Can I disagree with the Bible? Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson How do we approach Bible stories that leave us discontented? To try to wrap my head around some of the weirdest Scriptures, I’ve explored historical and cultural ...
  • Whose side is God on? Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson At the root of humanity, we are tribal. We establish both figurative and literal borders to separate ourselves and create safety. We label individuals or groups who don&rsquo...
  • When Bears Attack Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson And now for a Bible story that needs no introduction, 2 Kings 2:19:25: Now the people of the city said to Elisha, “The location of this city is good, as my lord sees...
  • Do the ends justify the means? Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson This question is full of ethical dilemmas. We ask, “Do the ends justify the means,” when we see someone with good intentions, trying to get to a righteous place, ...
  • Do you wrestle with God? Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson We’re having a little bit of fun this summer with our worship series Weird . In this series we’re taking a look at some of the weirdest stories from the Ol...
  • Where is the Holy Spirit? Thursday, June 23, 2022
    by Pam Taylor I’ve always tried to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. As a child, my mother prayed to the Holy Spirit, asked the Holy Spirit for help, and referenced the Holy Spirit quite of...

Let's Talk Love

A sermon response by Rev. Clay Horton: In 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. ... Read More
at Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Pastor Note: Soul Searching & What I Found

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... Read More
at Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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God Uses the Rehearsal

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... Read More
at Monday, August 17, 2015
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Credo Hispano

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... Read More
at Sunday, August 16, 2015
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My First Invitation to Sing

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... Read More
at Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Share the Faith. Share a Smile.

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... Read More
at Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Note of Appreciation from Joe Shafer

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 Associate... Read More
at Monday, August 3, 2015
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