Discover Joy, Live Deeply!, June 3, 2018

Third Sunday of Pentecost    Annual Conference Sharing Click here for audio         John 15:1-12 Philippians 4:4-9 Pastors Donna Buell and Marty Raths, Charlie and Sharry Swann   Pastor Donna Buell This week the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church gathered in St. Cloud. Annual Conference…

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Remember with Gratitude – Lean in with Trust, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday – Memorial Day Weekend   Click here for audio       Pastor Donna Buell Isaiah 40:27-31 I’ve found myself thinking back on how hectic life was for us in the Spring of 2015 when Marty and I were preparing for our new appointment here in Stillwater. We…

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Being Witnesses, May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday Click here for audio       Romans 6:1-4, Acts 2:1-8, 11b-13 Pastor Marty Raths Today is Pentecost, and another name for Pentecost could be the Aftermath.  Pentecost is what happened to the disciples in the aftermath of Jesus’ resurrection, and in some very important ways Pentecost helps…

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Imprinted with Faith, Hope and Love, May 13th 2018

7th Sunday of Easter Imprinted with Faith, Hope and Love Click here for audio     1 John 3:16-24 (NRSV and The Message) Pastor Donna Buell and guest speaker Sam Hauser In our reading from John’s first letter, were reminded that from the beginning the message we have received from God through…

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Walking Humbly with God, May 6, 2018

6th Sunday of Easter Confirmation Sunday Click here for audio     Micah 6:6-8, Mark 4:30-32 Pastor Marty Raths    I have a small collection of rocks at home. Rocks like this one which is from the coast of Mexico. I keep them on a desk beside my bed as…

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Easter Joy, April 28, 2018

4th Sunday of Easter 2018 Easter Joy Click here for audio     Luke 24:36-49 Pastor Marty Raths   I am a Minnesotan. Born and raised. We even spent four years in northern Minnesota, where winters are several weeks longer than they are here. So I have endured my fair…

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Youth Sunday Earth Day Jeopardy, April 22, 2018

YOUTH SUNDAY Earth Day Jeopardy Youth Director Cynthia Frederick Youth: Cleo Haugen, Myles Schwerzler, June Frederick, Alex Frederick, Josie Haugen, Blair Smith, Korinne Smith, Adam Helwig, Abby Helwig and Eli Roll. Click here for audio          

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Easter Cantata: Hallelujah! What a Savior!, April 15, 2018

Easter Cantata Hallelujah!  What a Savior Click here for audio     Directed by Becca Bellman Choir Soprano:  Marie Bauer, Mary Brown, Donna Buell, Amy Gustafson, Samantha Hauser, Kathy Rundquist, Barb Wilson Alto:  Vicki Anderson, Ann Haraldson, Dorene Hauser,Jan Heyen, Diane Jackson, Sandy Ridgway Tenor:  Steve Agard, Anita Carter, Chuck…

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The Language of the Wounds, April 8, 2018

The Language of the Wounds, April 8, 2018 Click here for audio         John 20:19-31 Pastor Donna R. Buell Imagine for a moment the scene that John has painted for us in today’s gospel reading. The disciples are gathered in Jerusalem behind locked doors. There are heavy…

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Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday 2018 Easter Moments Click here for audio     Luke 24:13-35 Pastor Marty Raths Last week I talked about the image of the road, and especially the road that Jesus took to the cross. I talked about how that road appeared to be a dead end road at…

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