• Sunday Life Groups at 9:00 am; Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am

      Zipping Along
      150 150 Journey Church

      An annual highlight for Sue Ann and me is attending our district’s pastors and wives refresher. This retreat is held each fall at the district camp, Hidden Acres (near Dayton, IA). We are so grateful for this getaway, one of a number of opportunities our district regularly provides for pastoral encouragement, equipping, and fellowship. And…

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      Of Cars and Bodies
      150 150 Journey Church

      My first car was a 60’s vintage Volkswagen Bug. It was pale blue with a very distinctive feature on the front end. The preceding owner had tried to push a stalled truck with the VW, but the small car was no match for the heavy truck. Rather than moving the truck forward, the back end…

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      Forward
      150 150 Journey Church

      As we consider the way forward after our Summer Celebration, our purpose remains the same: forming followers of Jesus who impact their world. We have been talking together about next steps after these five weeks with no Study Groups and one worship service. They have been good weeks of special celebration … an outdoor baptism…

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      Look Out
      150 150 Journey Church

      During the year of 1987, Sue Ann and I were between ministry positions and so we decided to visit churches in our area. The Dallas metroplex offered many choices and so this was a unique opportunity to see how different congregations “did church.” Since we included a variety of denominations among the churches we went…

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      Independence Day
      150 150 Journey Church

      July 4 is a big day for Americans. Each year on that date we remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and celebrate our independence from British rule. Well, on July 4, 1982, I happened to be in , of all places, Britain! And that year, July 4th fell on a Sunday. In…

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      Seeing Reality
      150 150 Journey Church

      The officers showed up with their cruisers, their gear, and even a police dog. It was “Wisdom & Safety Night,” a special event Pastor John hosted on March 9th for area youth. Officers from the Clinton Police Department gave demonstrations of procedures and instructions for safety. One of the pieces of equipment they brought was…

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      The News Is Good
      150 150 Journey Church

      The recent passing of my father-in-law brings home forcefully the need for hope. So much is encompassed in the death of a parent. There is the obvious—I will not see Roy again in this life. No more walking his land with him and looking at his flowers, no more rousing games of Hearts, no more…

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      Step Up
      150 150 Journey Church

      “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” These are the arresting words Jesus spoke to Jairus as they walked to Jairus’ house. (See Mark 5:21-43 for the entire story.) The words by themselves are challenging enough, but when they are seen in their context they take on even greater impact. Jesus gave these words to Jairus when…

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