DE Ponderings, September 2017

Taken from September 2017 edition of “The Reflector” (a publication of the IL/WI Church of the Brethren District Newsletter)

I have an appreciation for the writings of Vernard Eller, one time professor of Religion at the University of LaVerne, primarily because his views are cutting edge and sometimes cutting. I never knew him personally, but I gather from his books that he was a person comfortable in his own skin even if what he said or wrote stirred thoughts and emotions in others.

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Is it a Weed? – 7.23.2017

Sometimes weeds are obvious, but not always. In an immature stage, a productive plant may have a similar appearance to a weed. Pluck the wrong one and the crop hoped for vanishes. Leave both and there is a glimmer of hope for a crop.

Sermon Title: “Is it a Weed?”

Speaker: Pastor Kevin Kessler

Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Date: Sunday July 23, 2017

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“The Financiers”

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means. -Luke 8:1-3 

 

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From the Pastor’s Desk, August 2017

This article was taken from “The Canton Chronicle” September 2017, Volume 2017: Issue #6.

Tammy and I recently made our first trek on the new walking/bicycle trail that extends from Lakeland Park to Wallace Park. I’m not sure why we waited so long to check it out. It’s a peaceful place to walk while enjoying the beauty of nature.

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