Yearly Archive: 2012

Dec 28

After Thanksgiving … A Time for Giving Thanks!

After a record breaking year, with a grand finale of feeding 281 families at Christmas, it is time to give thanks to all who helped make the food pantry and its ministry possible. First, thanks to all the volunteers who give up their Saturday morning in bed to come to help pack those nearly 1000 …

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Dec 28

Council News

The Council met on December 13. The following article is a summary of the minutes submitted by Council Secretary, Beth Kollosch. The first item was to review and approve the minutes from September and October. The minutes from the special council meeting held on November 11 were reviewed, and Jeff Arnold corrected the amount needed …

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Dec 27

From the Pastor’s Desk

Light of Christ

As we fumble our way out of bed in a winter morning that seems more like night, Isaiah’s words “Arise, shine for your light has come!” (Isaiah 60:1 New International Version) may sound ironic, even sardonic. Still, we know that the prophet’s words have no connection at all to the changing of the seasons. No, …

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Dec 26

The Good News and the Bad News Regarding the Tree Giveaway

Thanks to all who participated in our Christmas Tree Charity Program. We were able to send over $430 to four charities that help out the poorest of the poor throughout the world, our own food pantry, and a contemporary Christian music radio station that broadcasts worldwide on the internet. Charities which benefited were: Heifer Project International-$130, Grace …

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Dec 25

‘Strangers in Kenya’ on a United States Adventure

Not to us, O Lord Rift Valley Academy (RVA) features a number of special songs at its yearly graduation ceremony. My favorite is a song called “Not to us, O Lord.” The refrain to that song continues, “…but to Thy name be glory, and to Thy name be praise.” This song held extra meaning for …

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Dec 24

Grace Lutheran Church Has a New Website!

Grace Lutheran Dot Com

Ever since our former pastor left us, our website has been orphaned, since no one penned down any access credentials to access the background workings of the site. The last posting on it was made on June 11, 2011 – more than 1½ years ago! It is needless to say that this was not good …

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