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Mission Statement: To Make and nurture disciples of Christ for the Kingdom of Heaven
Mission Statement: To Make and nurture disciples of Christ for the Kingdom of Heaven

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Loving and Learning in Lodi January 20, 2019           For some of us, next Monday will be a holiday as we remember the
life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I think of his ministry,
the prayer by Robert Corin Morris below comes to mind, an...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi January 13 2019           Last week, as 2019
began, we renewed our baptismal vows, remembered our baptism and gave thanks as
well as received communion and remembered Christ’s gifts of forgiveness and
grace.           This week, ...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi January 6 2019                     When I was 14, my
family was about to be homeless and shadows of uncertainty entered our lives.
My parents were under contract to buy the house we had been renting. The owner,
however, decided t...
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Learning in Lodi December 30 2018           They
say “hind sight is twenty-twenty” meaning that  after  something
happens, we know exactly what we could or should have done differently. Jesus’
mom, Mary, lived life’s experiences differently. In t...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi December 23 2018           When my
daughter, Amanda, was little, we would sometimes do something ‘just for fun!’
This usually meant that what we were going to do was something small, simple or
inexpensive! We’d drive around looki...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi December 16 2018           Sunday, we light
the third candle on the advent wreath, the Candle of Care.           All week long, a
single word has been floating through my head: care-fee. The word is spoken by
one of the mice in D...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi December 9 2018             I always have BIG plans
each year about r-e-a-l-l-y decorating the outside of my home with Christmas
lights. I’ve even purchased strands and strands of them in the past at after
Christmas sales.       ...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi December 2 2018             A familiar cartoon from
childhood is from the ‘Peanuts’ series by Charles Schultz. Lucy is holding the
football for Charlie Brown to kick. She notoriously likes to pull the ball away
as Charlie attempt...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi November 25 2018           I often
find myself offering prayers of many kinds at hospital beds, care center beds,
after meetings, before meals, during worship, as funerals are planned or
weddings planned. I always give thanks to ...
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Loving and Learning in Lodi November 18 2018           Sunday wraps up our
Old Testament 101 series with a review of our learnings from this fall.           You’ll be receiving
your stewardship mailing, Giving Thanks with Grateful Hearts, in the
next severa...
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