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Do you know why angels were expelled from heaven? The Bible says, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that…

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How do we love God with our whole selves? We start with respect and that means acting as though God is always present rather than God gets to come into our lives when we decide to invite God to pay attention to us.

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Watch out for the little guy!  Why should we watch out for someone who is not very important instead of watching out for ourselves, or for someone much more powerful than we are?  Are we supposed to fill our lives with so many concerns that we are unable to keep track of them all?  If anyone…

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Do you know the value God places on every single living soul part two?

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While many countries think of themselves in terms of their own strength or some mythic beginning, ancient Israel was not that way. They did not come from a glorious beginning even though the strongest army in that region of the world at that time was defeated without any loss of life by Isra…

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“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:4-5

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Do you know the value God places on every single living soul? The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” (John3:16KJV). God gave His Son, Jesus, the greatest gift possible for Him to give. What is the gratitude given to God? How does it compare to the g…

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There was an old rancher who was dying. His family was gathered around as the beloved old man gave his final instruction. He drew up his strength to utter two phrases, “It’s in the book, make the lease payment.” Then he died with a final “I love you.”

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Please join us on Thursday, June 18, 4 to 7 p.m. at Fiesta En Jalisco’s Banquet Room, (enter 211 Johnson Avenue or from the alley by the parking lot) as we wish Father Sipho Mathabela farewell and wish him well on his new assignment, per the Diocese of Boise, to Soda Springs, Idaho. Snacks a…

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The first reports of Jesus appearing alive following his death and burial shocked his followers. They were not expecting this. There was some question about how this was happening. Was Jesus appearing as a ghost or was he a real live person? 

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Do you know that we have to be willing to turn away from our sins in order to overcome them? We can confess our sins to God and He is faithful to forgive us (1John1:9KJV). But what happens if we just go on and commit the same sin again because we can always confess it to God again? Well, tha…

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He was determined not to believe. All of the nonsense spread by some of the most unreliable people was now being repeated by some who had become his closest friends. All of this happening in a time of grief was just too much. Dead people stay dead. (There was the case of Lazarus not too far …

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When I was a little fellow, I caught some “lightning bugs” and sealed them in a jar. It was fun watching their tiny bright lights glow in the dark by my bed.

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Do you know how we ought to live while we are here on this earth?

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Do you know what atheism is? The word defines itself: “a” (no); “theism” (belief in the existence of a God). So it means a disbelief in the existence of a God. This is the common understanding of the term. The Bible says, “The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalms14:1KJV).

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Do you know what sin is? The Bible says, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law” (1John3:4KJV). So what happens if we do away with God’s Law? We deceive ourselves.

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The reports were coming in. What had happened? First there was the rising tension between Jesus and the authorities. Then Jesus was arrested. He was tortured enough that the torture killed many who faced it. Then Jesus was crucified dying on the cross, and having a trained killer insure his …

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As we, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, are deeply concerned about the health of the monastic community as well as the health of our friends during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Raspberry Festival — always held on the first Sunday in August — will be postpo…

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“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, (John 3:14 NKJ)

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Do you know what it means to persevere? It means to fight; to struggle; to endure. Paul said it best when he said, “…I die daily” (1Corinthians15:31KJV).

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The charge was that the body of Jesus was stolen and then hidden away perpetrating a fraud on the religious world, we should reexamine the evidence. Is there evidence to support of such a thought?

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Do you know how much time you have left? In most sports, there is a time limit. When time is running out, the tempo of the game changes. Even baseball, which has no clock, each team has a limited number of outs. Our lives are similar in that we do not have a specified time limit, but we have…

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Do you know what God says is abominable to Him? God takes Ezekiel in a vision and says, “Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upo…

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The attenders of the church here are doing well. They are taking care of themselves and each other. This COVID has happened with what may be the normal amount of stress for such a situation. People are shocked that this has had such a huge impact on life. From finding empty sections of store…

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Do you know when Christ will use us in His service? The Bible says, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ” (Phillipians3:8…

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There are few things more annoying than a “know-it-all.” Having an occasional conversation with one is bad enough, but have you ever had to work with one on a regular basis? You don’t wish that on anybody, do you? It can be a real headache, especially when they think they know it all, but th…

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There are no scheduled meetings at the church’s building until after Easter. We are taking care of our people this way. We also are in contact with each other regularly. The highlights of this week’s message are included here.

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We have followed the advice for these times. It is inconvenient as all of us know, but we would not want to knowingly add to anyone’s misery. The actions that we take are not careless but filled with love and faith.

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The Orofino Methodist Church “Pray for America” gathering set for Tuesday, March 31 has been cancelled.

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Do you know that we are never alone? The Bible says, “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off” (Psalms139:1-2KJV).

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Due to the latest national recommendations and the concern for our community and congregation, the decision has been made by the Council of Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce to suspend all Church activities until after March 29.  The situation will be assessed at this time and notice given.

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Do you know what it means to be called sons of God? The Bible says, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John1:14KJV).

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As Benedictines, we express our core value of hospitality by welcoming people throughout the year for a wide range of programs and events at our monastery home. Our guests participate in retreats at Spirit Center, engage with history at the Historical Museum, stay at our bed and breakfast, j…

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The church is called on to act with selfless love. We can do this in this circumstance by watching out for those of us who are the most vulnerable. We will do this by encouraging those who are over 60 and have a health complication to consider avoiding gathering in large groups including chu…

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Do you know the “Best Weigh” to keep your immune system strong through this coronavirus outbreak? First, basic hygiene: hand washing; and not touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose.

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Goethe is recognized as one of the greatest German politicians and authors. Having keen insight into the life and future of his nation he wrote, “The destiny of our nation can be determined by the opinions of our youth!” Few would disagree with his observation.

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Worldwide there have been over 100,000 cases of corona virus with about 3500 deaths. Just in the U.S there have also been over 25,000,000 flu cases with over 20,000 deaths this season.   

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Do you know what the advantage is of being a Christian? The Bible says, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (2Corinthians4:8-9KJV).

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The Nazarene Church Compassionate Ministry clothing giveaway is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 153 Johnson Ave. They have winter clothes!

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If you have a chance to be around a baby for, not just a couple of hours, on a plane, but throughout most of a day or week, you will notice the baby’s agenda. The baby can sleep and learn but it can also express needs. Babies get fussy when they need to be changed, when they do not feel good…

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Do you know the Bible tells us who will be in heaven? The Bible says, “The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites…” (Isaiah 33:14 KJV). Who are the sinners and hypocrites? Anyone who transgresses God’s Law (1John3:4KJV) without repenting and confessing their si…