Author Archives: Wesley Penner

Discerning returning

Lancaster county is now in the green phase and most churches around us are worshiping in their buildings, but we’re not. Church council and Ministry team have met 3 times since June 4 to discern when God wants us to … Continue reading

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Treasures in heaven

After Jesus rose from the dead he gave the disciples and the church the great commission. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples … Continue reading

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Looking for signs

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is … Continue reading

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God is changing things

When Jesus was walking with his disciples toward Jerusalem before Palm Sunday, he shared with them what was about to happen: They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while … Continue reading

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Psalms for the nations

Ruth Charles has been taking comfort from the Psalms: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) The pandemic is affecting … Continue reading

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Jesus’ name

Ruth Rohr shared that she is missing our singing together. Ruth was reflecting on the songs #106 and #237 from the Hymnal Worship Book had thoughts for Palm Sunday. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”. Do we realize how … Continue reading

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If you have extra

Eldon Nafziger reminds us (in a Facebook post) of Luke 3:11 which says, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” As a church family we … Continue reading

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Creation

Genesis was written using a narrative or story telling format. The 2 creation accounts in Genesis are very important because they have formed much of our modern human culture. The creation story is packed with information and even if you … Continue reading

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Structuring church

1 Peter 2:4-5,9 NIV As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering … Continue reading

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What makes the world go around?

I have heard people say that “money makes the world go around”. Early on, Jesus’ disciples probably thought the same. By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” … Continue reading

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