We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
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I’m very grateful for my family. Growing up without my dad in the home, the rest of us became deeply close. We were all we had. Just the four of us. We clung to one another for strength. We cried in one another’s arms and on each other’s pillows. We didn’t have much, but we learned to enjoy the simp
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CHURCH PICNIC! …Why the changes?
Our Annual Woodward Park Picnic has been an RBC highlight for many, many years! Families came to services on Sunday morning… headed straight to the park where lunch was waiting to be eaten and games to be played. Then two years we added a (children’s) “Family Picnic” up at Shaver Lake on Labor Day. Then word got out how fun THAT picnic was and many others wanted to be a part of that action. Now the Shaver picnic rivals the Woodward one just a few weeks later. So as the staff recovered from two picnics in a month… and
Top 25 Hymns Lutherans Love to Sing
The worship arts department keeps track of the music that is sold, downloaded, and licensed. Based upon that information these are the top twenty-five hymns that Lutherans love to sing. Are your favorites listed here? What are your favorite hymns to sing Hymn Title 656/657 725 525 556 922 594 461 533 685 655 465 617 395 449/450 805 790 332 636 644 Lois Just As I Am Without One Plea? At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing? Chief of Sinners? I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table? Love Divine, All Loves Excelling? Abide with Me? Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing? Go to dark Gethsemane? What a friend we have in Jesus? My hope is built on nothing less? See This Wonder in the Making? I’d like to vote for a top…
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What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Wine?
Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?