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Devotion: Memorial Day

Revelation 21:2-7 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his...
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Devotion: We’re Made Good as A Gift

Romans 1:23 -24 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. The concept of Grace is essential to our identify and life as Christians. We believe that Jesus, the Son of God,...
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blue butterfly


Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.  A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.  The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.  “Do you...
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girl running through field by a mountain


“In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the...
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Devotion: The Plot against Jesus

Many of the people who had come to visit Mary saw what Jesus did, and they believed in him. But some of them returned to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the Pharisees and the chief priests met with the Council and said, “What shall we do? Look at all the...
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Devotion: Great Expectations

Luke 12:48 “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” I grew up in a very small, conservative Wisconsin Synod church in Buffalo, Minnesota. In that church, my friends and I were...
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Seder Meal

Maundy Thursday Seder Meal Information for Families   All are welcome to enjoy dinner with the traditional celebration of the Passover Seder, to better understand the meaning of Holy Communion and the new covenant Jesus referred to in his body and blood. A freewill donation will...
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Habitat/Hawaii: Building a sense of Ohana

Ohana=Family Another word we’ve learned (and lived) in the past few days is ‘ohana’. In Hawaiian culture, there is a strong sense of ohana (family) which goes far beyond traditional blood relatives. In fact, in Hawaii elders of the community are often called “auntie” or “uncle”...
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Habitat for Humanity: Parity not Charity

Today marked the big day – we finally started the build! Our day began in the hotel conference room with the Sheridan crew proudly sporting our red, white and blue Thrivent shirts. We were greeted by the Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii Executive Director, Patrick Hurney,...
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Hawaii: A Pew with a View

Arriving on ‘The Big Island’ This Saturday marked the beginning of a new adventure for 10 of us from Sheridan – some experienced mission trip goers and the other half of us complete newbies. At about 3:30am our group huddled up in the wee, cold hours of the morning and...
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Devotion: A Christmas Alleluia

“Alleluia, alleluia, Christ, the Savior of the world, He has come! Alleluia, alleluia, To the highest name of all, Alleluia!” (Lyrics from Chris Tomlin’s ‘A Christmas Alleluia’) Alleluia, or hallelujah, means “Praise the Lord”. It is a word I have sung and spoken many times. But...
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Devotion: Hearing and accepting God’s call

And Mary said: “My soul glories the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Might One has done great things for me – holy is his name. His mercy extends to...
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