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St. Joseph, IL 61873


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Don't Wish Your Life Away

I just got back from vacation. It was a good vaca-tion, with a nice mix of doing nothing (swimming, reading by the pool), and doing fun stuff with the kids (rides, shows, etc.). Now I'm back at work. School year has started. September is a busy month in a lot of ways. Even though I love my job, it makes me think of a joke I think I shared in this space some months ago; the punchline was "break's over, heads under!"

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VBS Thanks!

It’s August, and a lot is happening this month. Church picnic, community parade (featuring a float by LWFC), back to school, a solar eclipse, and more! But as I write this, we have just finished VBS, and my heart is full of gratitude to God and to you, my church family. I know you heard about it in the prayer mails during the whole week of VBS, and by the time you read this you will have heard about it in church, but I still want to write about it, so maybe you can look back on this once in awhile, and be reminded and encouraged.

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A Word From Pastor Scott

We are halfway through our "Year of Prayer" and I have been delighted with your response to and participation in this. Your encouraging words have been a blessing to me, because that lets me know the prayers are resonating with you, but also because it lets me know you're reading them! I want to take this brief opportunity to encourage you as we head into the second half of 2017. First, a reminder that prayer isn't something we're just doing this year. The purpose, stated at the outset of the year, is to cultivate the habit of prayer. It might be useful to gather all these prayer mails into a book or something, so that we can look back on them for a few reasons.

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