From The Pastors

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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January 2019

“The best of all is, God is with us!” – The Journal of John Wesley, ed., Percy Livingstone Parker, (Chicago, IL: Moody Press), 419   During this winter season, what is your favorite thing to do? Mine is having a cup of “Peppermint Mocha.” You can easily find it as a seasonal drink at any…

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December 2018

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 There is a novel, Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe. It is a story about a man shipwrecked on a desert island. After that, he had to lead a…

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November 2018

Title: It is that time again to ask God for help for our Parish and The United Methodist Church Matthew 7:8-Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Pastor Ran and I want to say “Thanks” to you. Thanks for fully…

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