Monthly Archives: December 2014

Devotional for January 4, 2015 –   RE:Purposing:  State of the Church           

 Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background                                                                                                                                           As we move into the New Year, we have a tradition at the CoOp of looking at the state of the church.  Where have we grown this year? What has … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Christmas

Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) The Visit of the Wise Men 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men[a] from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king … Continue reading

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God With Us

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background Joseph has a dilemma. His fiancé is pregnant, and they have not yet been physically intimate. In that society men held all the power. All Joseph would have to … Continue reading

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Devotional for December 14, 2014 – Light to the Nations   

Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background                                                               … Continue reading

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Such a Time as This

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background Let’s spend a minute to establish the setting of this reading. The people of Israel are in exile. They were taken away from their homeland by the Babylonians. Now … Continue reading

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