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Mar 2017
Parable--Small Story, Big Idea

I’ve always loved the Parables… these small stories that Jesus told to get across a big idea. They are almost like reading an Encyclopedia Brown book, aren’t they?  Let’s see…. what are the hidden clues in this one?  If Jesus wasn’t really talking about sheep or a mustard seed, then what was he talking about?  During Lent this year, we are going to take a deeper look at a sampling of the parables to uncover their hidden meanings.  Some of them will be familiar to you; some will be less known.  The......

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22
Jan 2017
Nothing Makes You Happy

Winter Wednesdays There are so many opportunities for worship in our church. This winter I’m offering the chance to learn through Christian speakers from around the world. On Wednesday nights after the JOLT meal at 6:30pm, we’ll be listening/watching a series on What Makes you Happy. Worship Ways At the same time there is a book study happening on the book entitled Worship Ways. I snuck ahead and read about half of it as of this writing. It’s a good read – really gets one thinking about what different people are looking for......

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16
Jan 2017

Disciple New Testament a 12 week overview of the New Testament. We have two groups to choose from. They each cover the same material, so choose the one most convenient for your schedule. Both groups meet in the Youth Room. The Tuesday group begins January 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Thursday group begins January 26 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Women’s Discussion Group is starting a new book, The Murder of Jesus, by John MacArthur. This is a 12 week study that will begin Tuesday, January 24 and continue until Holy Week. This group......

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12
Jan 2017

Every month the ministry team visits the men for a hymn sing. For about 30 minutes we sing random hymns chosen by the singers. This choir of sorts is blessed to have an accompanist to help us stay on tune. For six of our visits we bring treats or dessert. The men are remembered on their birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Christmas with gifts and goodies. For our November visit, which falls near Veteran’s Day, we prepare and serve their noon meal. Our visits are scheduled for the second Sunday of each......

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11
Jan 2017
Living Your Strengths Workshop

We urge you to attend a workshop titled, “Living Your Strengths” which will be presented by our Healthy Church Initiative coach, Mr. Bill Lewis. What is Living Your Strengths? It’s both a book and workshop in our church! Living Your Strengths will help you discover your God- given talents and help you to use them effectively in all areas of your life. Living Your Strengths is a very practical, skill focused program. It is designed to bring you close to God and to understanding his plan for your life. The Book The......

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10
Jan 2017

Disciple Bible Study with Sheri Wert will begin Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30pm or Thursday, January 19 at 9:30am. We will delay starting the New Testament study due to the poor travel conditions that are expected. Remember… You don’t need to have completed the Old Testament to join this New Testament study. Anyone can join at anytime. Study guides are available at the church office....

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04
Jan 2017
Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus this Summer

Opportunities await our youth and adults to be the hands and feet of Jesus this summer and now is the time to plan on participating!  A Senior High mission trip for those currently in grades 8-12 is being planned for the week of June 16-25 to New Orleans, LA.  Participants will work with members of the community in soup kitchens, children’s programming, elderly nursing facilities, and clothing distribution centers.  Each night there will be opportunities to explore the city, as well as time devoted to worship, prayer, and Bible Study.  The cost......

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19
Dec 2016

Healthy Church Initiative: Coaching Update 2016 – 2017 Reporting Month: November     Coach Name: Bill Lewis   Church Name: La Cresent UMC, La Cresent Minnesota   Pastor’s Name: Greg Nelson   Date/Length of Coaching Sessions or Calls: Various emails of communication. November 7 conference call with Pastor Greg Nelson and HCI Leader Jeff Court to plan the November 14 meeting. Face to face with the team at November 14 meeting.   Progress report on Strategic Recommendations: List each of the strategic recommendations. State the specific actions completed for each recommendation in......

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18
Dec 2016
Date Change for HCI

Dear LUMC family, The Healthy Church Initiative Vision Team wants to make you aware of a recent scheduling change. Our HCI coach Bill Lewis has offered to provide two excellent educational experiences aimed at strengthening our ministries and making our mission work more organized and effective. As noted in the December Appleseed newsletter, the first program is named “Living Your Strengths” and the second is name “The Advantage”. Originally, as the newsletter indicated, Bill Lewis was planning to lead both programs during a Saturday morning workshop on January 14 from 9:00 am-noon.......

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