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Waiting Still and Quiet - November 28, 2021

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11Have you ever played hide and seek?
Do you remember what it’s like when you try to find the very best hiding spot?
Was it such a good hiding spot that it took a long time for someone to find you?

As fun as it is to find that really good hiding spot it sure can be hard to wait for those friends to find you. To be the last one found requires us to learn to be very still and very quiet while we wait.

So this morning I want us to practice being still and being quiet while we learn to wait and to listen.

If you are younger than 12 and are willing to do so, please stand up where you are and remain standing for a minute. If you do not meet that

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Work Smarter Not Harder - November 14, 2021

Exodus 18:13-27The next day Moses sat as a judge for the people, while the people stood around Moses from morning until evening. When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What’s this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, while all the people are standing around you from morning until evening?”

Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God. When a conflict arises between them, they come to me and I judge between the two of them. I also teach them God’s regulations and instructions.”

Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing isn’t good. You will end up totally wearing yourself out, both you and these people who

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Holy Manna - November 7, 2021

Exodus 16
Let’s talk about miracles for a moment.

What IS a miracle?
The Merriam Webster Dictionary provides this information:
1. An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God.
2. A very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement 1

Today’s scripture has two very significant events in the story. The provision of manna and the provision of quail. Significant and life-changing,

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Panic, Pause, Proceed - October 24, 2021

Exodus 14:5-18Regret:
And it was told to the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart about the people, and they said, “What is this we have done, that we sent off Israel from our service?” And he harnessed his chariot, and his troops he took with him. And he took 600 picked chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over it all.

And the Lord toughened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued them and overtook them encamped by the sea — all the horses of

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Where God Leads Will We Follow? - October 17, 2021

Exodus 13:17, 14:4You may have received or at least seen a Christmas Card or social media post similar to this joke:

      What would have happened if it had been Three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?
                   They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.

All joking aside there is much to be said about stopping and asking for directions occasionally even in this day of GPS and navigation systems.

However, when I ask for direction and if it is more complex than “go straight to the traffic light and turn left” I become quite confused. In Moscow,

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary. William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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