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All the words of love and encouragement from Pastor Joel’s Blog

September Prayers!

by CLCstaff

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Very important to observe the little word “in” in this verse from Thessalonians. Paul does not say to give thanks for all circumstances but in all circumstances. Perhaps as we […]

Franciscan Benediction

by CLCstaff

A colleague of mine shared this with me, and it spoke deeply to my heart. Please prayerfully read each word and consider what they may mean in your life. Franciscan BenedictionMay God bless you with discomfort…Discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,Discomfort, so that you will live deep within your heart. May God bless […]

Are We Having Fun?

by CLCstaff

Last February we started our Turnaround Initative with church consultant Pastor Dave Daubert. After lots of conversations and prayer we are now beginning to put into action what we learned. It’s true that genuine ministry can be daunting and just plain hard work. After all, we want to be involved in people’s lives, and sometimes […]