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Words of Encouragement

"...the one who gives power and strength..."

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Dear Grace Family, It was a delight to see so many gather last Sunday for worship on the lawn, and to know there were still others, unable to gather there, with us through livestream. I pray that it was an encouragement to you, to see other believers, brothers and sisters in the Lord, friends...

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Tags: church, worship, gathering together, psalm 68, letters from bill

"I have set the Lord always before me..."

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Dear Grace Family, Thanks so much for praying for me. As Tyler announced on Sunday, I had been exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID. While I felt fine, I thought it best to be tested and stay at home until I received the results. Fortunately, I tested negative. But since I...

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Tags: psalm 84, sunday worship, psalm 16, outdoor worship, indoor service

Psalms for the summer

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Dear Grace Family, Since I haven’t sent out an email for a couple of weeks, some of you have kindly asked if I’m doing okay. And yes, other than how we’re all feeling as we emerge from months at home, I’m doing alright. I’m trying to maintain my typical...

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Tags: church, worship, prayer, psalms, letters from bill

Ephesians 4

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Last Sunday felt like a family reunion. What a gathering! I know not everyone could make it. We understood that when we started to gather in person, it wouldn’t be good for everyone to join in. I’m glad those who didn’t think it the right time for them felt the...

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Tags: summer, gather, ephesians 4, outdoor worship

Outdoor Worship Plans

Posted by Bill Vogler on

I’ve returned to my office at the church-house. Up until about a week or so ago, I had only been there on Sunday mornings before the livestream of our worship service and to pick up books from my shelves. And working from home has been good. I have a nice study there, and of...

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Tags: church, worship, map, plan, outside, gathering together, letters from bill

Coming soon...

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Thursday was Ascension Day. This is the day that the church celebrates the ascension of Jesus into heaven as King to rule and reign over everything for the church (Acts 1:6-11; Ephesians 1: 20-23) and as High Priest to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34). A couple of Psalms are...

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Tags: church, worship, outside, gathering together, summer kick-off, letters from bill

Looking forward

Posted by Bill Vogler on

On Thursday evening, our children’s ministry director read a bedtime story to our Grace Kids. (If you haven’t seen it, you should! Just click here.) It was from John 4:46-54. The message: the word of Jesus is powerful, so much so that even from a distance it accomplishes its...

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Tags: church, worship, john 4, gathering together, letters from bill

"one heart and one mouth"

Posted by Bill Vogler on

People are all abuzz discussing plans around the country for reopening after this time of sheltering-at-home. This is true for Kansans too, as this week our governor issued new guidelines that lay out four phases for reopening our state.   What about for our local church...

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Tags: church, worship, romans 15, gathering together, letters from bill

Gathering together at home

Posted by Bill Vogler on

Christians have always met together. It’s in our DNA. It’s instinctive. The people of God in the Old Testament gathered together. (See Deuteronomy 4:10; Psalm 22:22; Psalm 149:1.) The first believers gathered together. (Acts 2:42-47) We are exhorted to meet together. (Hebrews...

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Tags: church, psalm 27, gathering together, letters from bill

Praying Psalm 27

Posted by Bill Vogler on

After dropping off some food at the church house yesterday afternoon, Karen and I went into the sanctuary to pray. We walked through each pew praying, picture by picture. (We used a directory to pray for those of you who don’t have a picture there.) Karen started on one side and I on the...

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Tags: psalm 27, letters from bill

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