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Austin's Update 1/17

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The other week I went with Everett to his very first visit with the eye doctor. As I remember from when I was young, Everett had fun looking at the pictures and letters through the various lenses and machines. It’s one of the few doctor visits that’s more fun that scary for a child...

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Sara's Update 1/15

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My role as Moderator of the Presbytery keeps me busy! On January 8th the Presbytery called a special meeting to examine two candidates for ordination. Janelle Groteluschen was the elder commissioner from our congregation. Ms. Erin Marth from Eden Presbyterian Church in Rudd, was unanimously...

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Austin's Update 12/13

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Around the time that you will be reading this, our youth and young adult coordinator, Libby Redmond will have resigned from her position. She has taken a new job in town and is excited about the opportunity. Also inside this newsletter you’ll find a letter she has written. I’d...

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Sara's Update 12/6

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Sara’s article: As the moderator of the Presbytery, I get to chose a theme for the year. This theme is woven through our Pastor to the Presbytery’s sermons and throughout our Presbytery worship services. I chose the theme “finding joy.” When I think about finding...

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Sara's Update 11/14

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On November 5th I was installed as the Moderator for the Presbytery of North Central Iowa. This is a one-year position, from the 1st Sunday in November 2017 through the 1st Sunday in November 2018. This past year I was vice-moderator and watched Rev. Kerry Carson serve in the Moderator role. I...

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Austin's Update 11/13

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As you hear the news each day, controversy, violence, and disagreement seems to be the norm. In just a few weeks, we have an opportunity to go against the stream. For our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, we’re going to do something a little different. Over the past few...

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Austin's Update 10/17

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Over the past six months we’ve had the pleasure of sharing various ways that our program staff members are experiencing God’s presence in community. These stories have taken us inside local schools, and to other various places in town. Now it’s your turn. Starting with this...

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Sara's Update 10/17

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Our gardening has come to an end for the season. We were able to give away produce to the Lord’s Cupboard, Beacon of Hope men’s shelter and Gateway to Discovery women’s recovery home. We also had produce to share with some of our church members and the KidZone kids. One time...

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Austin's Update 9/19

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On Sunday, the 17th, we began our study of the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. This book describes the incredible events that transpired in the middle of the 5th century, BC. Nehemiah was a man living in the capital of the Persian Empire, the city of Susa. This city is in modern-day Iran, about...

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Sara's Update 8/16

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On August 6th I had the opportunity to preach at my home church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, in West Chester, PA. They are celebrating their 125th year of ministry. I am one of the 14 children of the church who have gone on to become an ordained minister. This is the only church of which...

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