Pastoral Reflections

Oct
17

Pastoral Reflections

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stew•ard•ship noun \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd: the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something Our stewardship campaign begins this Sunday, October 19th, in worship. Stewardship, and the season of stewardship, is a wonderful time to celebrate all God has done and is yet to do. The season also ... Continue

Oct
3

Pastoral Reflection

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It is always interesting trying to decide what to write about. What keeps coming to mind this week is the topic of gender inclusive language for God. I know this is important to some and not so important to others. I know that it can be ... Continue

Sep
19

Pastoral Reflections

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Have you had your pumpkin spice latte, or pumpkin something yet? This seems to be the new indicator that Fall is almost here. With the return of pumpkin everything, mums, and the changing colors of the season we find ourselves back in the rhythms of a new school ... Continue

Sep
5

Worship Discussion Follow-Up and Next Steps

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I am hopeful that most of you are aware of my article below. The Deacons gathered this past week to begin developing a plan of exploration for this six month interim, beginning on September 14. We have already discovered Prairie has a large group of instrumentalist, vocalist, and a ... Continue

Aug
1

Pastoral Reflections

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The first round of worship discussions really went well. If you missed the first sessions, you are still welcome to attend and participate in Sessions #2, and #3. We would be glad to mail or email any of the sessions to anyone who would like to participate, but ... Continue

Jun
13

Pastoral Reflections

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For the next several Sunday’s we will explore worship and what it means to live a worshiping life through the book of Psalms. The Psalms are a rich collection of poetry, praise, and prayers, offering meaningful examples and elements of worship. The collection consists of 150 poetic expressions ... Continue

Apr
18

Icing on the Cake

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For the last 25+ years, when Spring comes around, there is one thing you can count on at Prairie, the Youth Cake Auction. The evening has seen many different formats through the years – game shows, skits, plays, silent auction. There have been years that the event was ... Continue

Apr
4

Encountering Jesus, or Lent Madness

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Jesus began calling his disciples friends rather than servants because he had entrusted them with everything he had heard from his Father. John 15: 15 Have you noticed the shift in the season of Lent this year? It seems more folks and congregations are moving away from the traditional ... Continue

Mar
21

We Miss You

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The New Year launched with our first Sunday together cancelled due to inclement weather issues and concerns.  Our weather pattern has maintained production of snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures making travel to church difficult.  While some of us are navigating the slippery roads, others have been stuck at home, ... Continue

Mar
7

Lenten Ashes

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Job 42: 1-7, Then Job answered the LORD: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?  There I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did ... Continue

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