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Epiphany Gallery - Featured Artist, Don Rustad

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Epiphany Gallery is especially honored to be showing a partial selection of an extensive body of stained-glass work created by Don Rustad. Don is the father of Mount Calvary’s Julie LaHammer and her five siblings. Julie and her sister, Barbara, helped install the stained-glass exhibit. Don...

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Tags: art, gallery

SPRING HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

SPRING HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEApril 15. A day that usually invites all kinds of conversations, warnings, instructions and procrastination. Unless it happens to be a birthday or wedding anniversary (a different type of taxing event), it is likely not a date circled on a calendar...

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WHEN CATERPILLAR CHRISTIANS ARE “ALL IN”, THEY BECOME PEOPLE OF PUPAS

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After reading story after story in our scriptures, are you convinced yet that our God is a God of surprises? Are you convinced yet that every single life issuing from the hands of God is a life filled with purpose? A teenage girl becomes pregnant with the world’s savior; poor fishermen and...

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INDIA: A SUCCESS STORY? REALLY?

Posted by Doug Affinito on

By all accounts, India is a failure. It has a population approaching 1.4 billion, five times the United States. Everyone is born into a ‘caste’ that defines their life and prospects. There are 23 officially recognized languages while 13% speak English as a second language. The...

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All In

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

All in. I love the name for our upcoming three-year capital investment appeal! It makes me think of disciples leaving their nets to follow Jesus, signifying they were “all in,” holding nothing back. It makes me think of what happens when all of our folks unite around a common mission...

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Tags: all in, capital campaign, investment

Radical Hospitality

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

Up until about a year ago, I can honestly say I had never heard the following two words used together: radical, and hospitality. Yet, when they were combined in our strategic plan it made absolute sense! Our fourth strategic initiative, focused on inclusion, states “We seek to develop...

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Tags: families moving forward, hospitality, radical

'tis better to give than to receive

Posted by Sharon Roos on

This is never more true than for the Mount Calvary Quilting Ministry. In November, 75 of our quilts went to two Wayside homeless groups for women to become a Christmas gift for their patients. It may well be the only Christmas gift they receive. We did this last year also, and it gives us much...

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SEEING JESUS IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

Ten years ago, I came across a book that had just been released titled Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics. The intention of the book by Pastor Adam Hamilton (author of our book study last January, Half Truths) was to challenge Christians to...

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STATE OF THE CHURCH

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

While the messages in this column sometimes stray from what the title suggests, as we approach the start of a new year I feel it is important to take a good look at the current state of our church. I only have space here to give a brief summary of a few key elements, but the picture I see is...

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Many Meals Reach Sierra Leone

Posted by Renee Whisnant on

Your hands scooped that rice. Sealed the bags. Taped the boxes. And now, our shipment of food to Sierra Leone has successfully arrived!In the spring, Many Hands Many Meals sent approximately 70,000 meals to Sierra Leone, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 75 percent of...

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