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austin's update 4/12

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Posted by Austin Hill on

In the coming two weeks, I’ll be preaching about Sabbath. Although we’ve had Sabbath Sundays throughout the school year on the second week of each month, we haven’t always preached about Sabbath on those days. In the remainder of April, I will be emphasizing Sabbath more...

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austin's update 3/29

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During my preparations for Easter Sunday, I compared the various stories of Jesus’ resurrection in each of the four Gospels. When considering the life of Jesus, my typical approach is looking first and Matthew and Luke. They usually have the most detailed accounts of Jesus’ life and...

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austin's update 3/15

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One week ago today, our church hosted the stated meeting of our Presbytery – North Central Iowa Presbytery. It was a full, but amazing day.             First, I was thrilled to see how so many people from our church stepped up to...

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austin's update 2/29

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This newsletter article comes to you from a rare occasion. In fact, it may be the first time I’ve ever written an article during this time.             Leap Day.            ...

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sara's update 1/29

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Posted by Sara Hill on

Guatemala 201614 of us are in Guatemala right now and would appreciate your prayers as we do ministry and serve. Thank you for your generosity in helping us with some of our mission projects. We were overwhelmed with your financial donations to help us build stoves and place people in...

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sara's update 1/20

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Posted by Sara Hill on

I can’t wait to go to Guatemala! Not just because it is 72 degrees there right now, but to see God at work in a real and tangible way. Any time I step outside of my comfort zone, I find myself more able to be stretched and used by God. When I rely on God more heavily than I usually do, I...

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austin's update 1/6

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Posted by Austin Hill on

We find ourselves in the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Each morning, my email inbox fills up with blog articles and newsletter emails about what to resolve to do and how to do it for the new year. Meanwhile, other emails say that traditional New Year’s resolutions...

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sara's update 1/6

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Posted by Sara Hill on

Weekly Bible Studies:Bible at Breakfast Lessons Over Lunch Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays from 9-11am, Fighting Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. Adult Sunday School classes: Looking at the words of Jesus in the Gospels with Joe and Teresa Jackson (room ____...

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austin's update 12/15

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Posted by Austin Hill on

Sunday was a special day. Between services, families from our church traveled around Fort Dodge, blessing whomever they met – paying for meals, praying people, and hearing their stories. A little later, our senior high bell choir played in our second service, and it was so...

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sara's update 12/15

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Posted by Sara Hill on

This 3rd week of Advent is the week of joy! The beginning of a joy-filled life begins with giving thanks. Giving thanks is an invitation to slow down and fully enter time and see the world around us. An example from my own life: When I slow down in the evening, after dinner and...

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