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November 2018
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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1

In this issue you will find:

•  new blogs on worship
•  articles and ideas from the archives
•  notice board

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And Pray to the Lord for It

By Chris Schoon

Mission unfolds in our homes and backyard gardens. Mission extends across generations and welcomes new people into our families. Mission seeks the well-being and shalom of the whole city. And this day-in, day-out mission of being God’s people includes praying for the city in which we live.  Read more

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Reclaimed Goods: Redeeming Culture for Worship

By Josh Friend

Finding ways of connecting Scripture and culture in worship.  Read More

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Mentioning the Unmentionable

By Paul E. Detterman

Death is a very real word and a very real reality. For followers of the One who defeated death, it is the next logical step in our eternal trust walk with triune God.  
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Worship with Reverence and Awe: The Surprising Word on Worship from Hebrews

By Vincent Murphy

There is much else Scripture says about worship. However, let this heart-changing lesson from the end of Hebrews stick with you. God’s Word will help you see how to respond with gratitude to the astounding grace of salvation by offering our God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, always and everywhere.  Read more

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Praise and Thanksgiving: Lifting Up the Reasons for Our Gratitude

By Ronald Klimp

A Thanksgiving service that involves people bringing up items to build a centerpiece at the altar.  Read more

Real Joy, Genuine Faith: Biblical Lament During Advent

By Stacey Gleddiesmith

It’s not surprising that the topic of lament is generally ignored in November and December. During this time, when sparkling window displays surround us and manic Christmas music streams from every department store, lament seems shockingly discordant with the season—an inappropriate drifting from “the Christmas spirit.”  Read more

Longest Night: A Service of Christmas Mourning

By Kathryn Roelofs

For many, Christmas can be a dark time in which grief is more profound, and loss seems keenly more painful. During the season of Advent, we do acknowledge a longing for what is yet to come. We recognize the wait and the pain involved in the “not yet.” But we always do so in the context of Christmas promise and with an eye on the birth of Christ as fulfillment and joy.  Read more

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