From The Pastors

November 2019

It Bears Much Fruit “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever…

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October 2019

Let Us go TOGETHER! “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my…

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September 2019

“God of Ebenezer, Thus far has the Lord helped me.” “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer saying, “Thus far has the LORD helped us.” (1Samuel 7:12) I am happy to serve God in the Upper St. Croix Parish United Methodist Church (UMC). Serving God…

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August 2019

August 2019 Servant of God’s church. -Colossians 1:24-29- The day before Independence Day, my family visited a very special place during our family vacation. It was Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is centered on a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. The sculpture features the…

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July 2019

July 2019 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4) I went to the Summer Retreat with three boys in Green Bay, WI. This retreat is one of the annual events for our joint youth programs in the NW District, which is hosted…

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June 2019

June 2019 And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. (Luke 7:14b-15) Rise and Be Bold! Jesus Is Calling Your Name. I prepared this article specifically for our church graduates (Linda Harmon, Mikala Hammer, Rachel Tooze, Olivia…

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May 2019

May 2019 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28 As you know, on April 7th we had a parish-wide fundraising event, the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, to support the Upper St. Croix Parish…

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April 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As many of you know the 2019 Special Session of General Conference has completed its work. Eight hundred and sixty-four United Methodist delegates from across the United States, Africa, Europe and Philippines met in St. Louis from Feb. 24-26 to consider paragraphs of The Book of Discipline concerning human…

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March 2019

I want to share part of my sermon from Jan 20, 2019 with you as we wait for the results from the upcoming 2019 Special General Conference being held February 23 – 26, 2019. I Hope and pray that this sermon will help you (the congregation) with how we solve this issue in the love…

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February 2019

THE REASON WHY I LOVE OUR CHURCH CHILDREN “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant” (Mark 10:43). In Christ I love all men and women, but I especially love the sweetness of children. There are three main reasons why children inspire me. First, children have very pure hearts. Second, they do…

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