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03
Sep 2016
Uninvited

Uninvited: Sounds like a strange title for a post doesn’t it? Last time I wrote about the wisdom of Linda Dillow in her book Calm my Anxious Heart. In previous studies, we enjoyed reading Unglued and The Best Yes, both written by Lysa. For our next study, we will be reading Uninvited. After 2 studies with Lysa, it does feel like we are on a first name basis. She is incredibly personable and the production quality on the DVD is outstanding. Through her writings and DVDs, Lysa does a wonderful job of reminding us to use......

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25
Aug 2016
Back to School Night Supplies More Than Notebooks

The t-shirts said, “Live Generously”.  They were a gift from one of our Lancer Locker sponsors, Thrivent Financial, but they spoke so much more to me. Lancer Locker Lancer Locker was born ten or or more years ago out of the desire to live more generously.  It was the result of three teenagers coming back from a mission trip and wanting to do more for their own community, and it lives on.  Every year, the youth organize supply collections and host a Back to School Night. They sort, collect, buy and give......

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21
Aug 2016
A woman who is missing her legs uses her arms to propel a tricycle.

In Matthew 25:40, Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me..” In this case, the least of our brothers are those who cannot walk – those in other countries who use their hands to move through dirt streets. Volunteers from the church are being the hands and feet of Jesus through Personal Energy Transportation (PET) International. (PET International can be found on social media on Facebook or on Twitter at @GiftofMobility.) La Crescent UMC participates with PET, MN-Twin Cities to produce the wood portion of the PET pictured here and......

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21
Aug 2016
Calm my Anxious Heart

Let’s start at the very beginning….I’m writing here as a regular member of the La Crescent UMC. My wonderful husband and I live in the La Crescent community and have been granted the opportunity to be responsible for helping to raise 2 Christian children – yikes, that is a big job! I’m writing here as a member of the La Crescent UMC and an ecumenical women’s Bible study. We meet every couple of weeks in homes around La Crescent. We are women of Jesus who use our studies to learn and grow in......

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11
Aug 2016

Walk to Emmaus us is such a great and potentially life changing experience of Christian community.  My wife, Debbie, and I, did our walk 15 years ago, and more than a dozen from our church have gone at various times.  A reunion group meets the first Sunday of every month, for a pot luck, and fellowship time at noon.   If you have not made your Walk, and would like to know more about this adult Christian renewal weekend, call Rick or Linda Thrune at 507-643-6320. Click here for the Walk to Emmaus MN website to......

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21
Jul 2016
Twin Cities Serve

We recently had thirty people (twenty-two youth and eight adults) head up to the Twin Cities to serve. Our first day, we went to Feed My Starving Children, a four-year favorite, to pack food for starving children. We packed 96 boxes of food, which will feed 57 kids for a whole year! The second day, we spent the better part of the day weeding and remulching the gardens at an affordable housing complex before heading back to our host church to help with a low rate food assistance program and serve at......

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21
Jul 2016

Camp Penuel (Penuel means “face of God”),Costa Rica, has a specific focus to give campers the opportunity to know their heavenly Father through Christ Jesus and the abundant life that He offers through the power and love of the Holy Spirit. The Vision is to rally a multi-ethnic team of support to work towards providing facilities of excellence and diversity so that each camper can have a wealth of new, safe, and fun experiences that they will remember for their lifetime, but more importantly, that are God-anointed and forever will change their......

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21
Jul 2016
Girls' Sleep(?)Over

Girls of all ages spent the night at the church this week, laughing and eating, painting and praying, discussing life and friends and God.  One of our projects was a painting of a very nice story about a man who learns what it means to walk with Christ.  ...

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29
Jun 2016

Vacation Bible School in June this year was a CaveQuest! Our youth students lead our children through many stations to learn about the Bible and Jesus. On Tuesday we learned that Jesus walks on Water. On Wednesday we learned that Jesus sheds light on how we live. On Thursday we learned that Jesus shows us love by dying on the cross. And on Friday we celebrated that Jesus is the true light of our lives! The greatest story ever told!  ...

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22
Jun 2016
La Crescent Lunch Wagon makes UMC Conference Agenda

La Crescent UMC was a focus of one of the videos shown. In August of 2015 a video crew from MN Annual Conference came to La Crescent to record the story of the lunch wagon. This year at the Annual Conference meeting, the conference showed this video of how we join together with the rest of the community to feed children. This isn’t just a story of those on free and reduced lunch. It is a story of feeding all kinds of children healthy lunches of meat and cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit......

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