Entries by Jill Beim

A Noteworthy Concern from the Church Council

Central, Yesterday at worship the following “Council Concern” was shared. At the Congregational Meeting on June 4, 2017 we approved a 2017 – 2018 Mission Spending Plan (budget) of $1,269,100.00. This budget anticipated an increase of about $75,000 in our income. We began our new fiscal year on July 1, 2017 and after the first […]

Un Learning Church

Central,  Un Learning Church is our focus from September 17 through October 29 as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. How will we begin this journey?  WE START BY UN LEARNING!  Un Learning means repentance. What are our habits, traditions, values and customs that hinder people from becoming passionate followers of Jesus Christ? Are you ready […]

Cake, Installation of Isaac and Path Finders

Central, The HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE is requested this Sunday, September 17 for the INSTALLATION of Isaac Tewes as Central’s Director Student Ministry! The installation will take place at all three worship experiences and a lobby reception with cake will take place throughout the morning. Baskets will be available for you to share cards and expressions of kindness and […]

Scriptures for October 22, 2017

Matthew 17:1-12 The Transfiguration 17 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 Then […]

Scriptures for October 15, 2017

Psalm 62 Song of Trust in God Alone To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;     from him comes my salvation. 1 Corinthians 15:17-22 17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have […]

Scriptures for October 8, 2017

Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our […]

Scriptures for October 1, 2017

Luke 15:11-31 The Parable of the Prodigal and His Brother 11 Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 A few days later the younger son gathered all […]

Scriptures for September 24, 2017

Luke 24:13-32 The Walk to Emmaus 13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing […]

Scriptures for September 17, 2017

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Valley of Dry Bones 37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3 He […]

SHE Equip – September 12, 2017

Dear Sisters in Christ, Thank you to Alaina Just for our devotional this week. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Why is Reformation Important? This scripture paints a vivid picture of what death and resurrection looks like. The scripture starts by describing a big valley full of dry bones, bones that were obviously void of life. The Lord instructs […]