October 2022 Message From Pastor Mike: “James and the Hard Way of Jesus”

This month I plan to preach through James, the short New Testament letter written by Jesus’ brother. James may be the hardest book in the Bible. Many people consider Leviticus, Isaiah and Revelation the most difficult books to read. Leviticus is tedious, Isaiah is obscure, and Revelation is tough to understand. James is hard in a different way. It’s short, … Read More

60 Plus for October

60 Plus will meet for lunch October 18th, 11:30 A.M. at Gerry’s Pizza Italian Restaurant, 7403 Argus Drive. Please call Sue at church 815-399-9296 or give Karen Holmertz your reservation by October 16th. Also let Karen know if you need a ride and remember to invite others to join us.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October

Birthdays 6 Kim Schweitzer7 Becky Bamberger9 Steve BambergerBeth Pasch10 Lorna Bjurstrom11 Ron BurwellRon Carlson12 Randy Price17 Keith Holmertz18 Janet Patterson19 Jaxon Jones22 Carolyn AugensonBarbara Rehnberg23 David Mirakian24 Catherine JohnsonEmmy Miller27 Gene Felts28 Sue Warren29 Steve Schweitzer31 Toni Cooper Anniversaries 3 Todd & Elena Cultra6 Pat & Annette Retzlaff17 Wesley & Susan Nelson19 Donald & Wyone Leather22 Daniel & Aina Hitchcock25 … Read More

Missions Board for October 2022

This month please pray for KICY Radio Station in Nome Alaska. “They are a commercial radio stationairing Southern Gospel and other Christian religious programming. From the 11:00 PM-4:00 AM criticalhours the station transmits with a three-tower directional array located slightly East of Nome andpointing due West into Siberia, Russia, and airs Russian language programming.” One of the programsKICY’s hosts is … Read More

September 2022 Message From Pastor Mike: “Iron Sharpens Iron”

We believe the Bible is true, authoritative and transformative. We believe this based not only on our theological tradition, but because we have experienced the life-changing power of studying and obeying God’s word. We find comfort in the truth of scripture. We hear God’s wisdom spoken from the Bible. We feel the Holy Spirit moving in our hearts as we … Read More

Devotions with Jesus Volume 2 Now Available

Hot off the press! My second book of devotions is now available on Amazon. Devotions with Jesus Volume 2 contains over 120 devotions based on passages from Psalms, John, and the entire text of Colossians, James and 1 John. As you remember, I originally wrote these devotions for our church over the past two years. Now, I have updated and published them … Read More