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Pastor Brian Brandt

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Come join me in a weekly bible study Wednesday mornings at 10am. Come once, twice, or every week! Optional brown bag lunch follows.


This Just In...

Listen to the latest worship from Sunday, April 24

Posted 6 days ago (popout open in new window)

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Pastor Brian's Weekly Messages

Friday, April 29
I'm off to Synod Assembly later this week. This year it's in Eugene at the Valley River Inn starting Friday 1:00 p.m., and ending Sunday around noon with the closing worship service. What happens at a Synod Assembl... read more
Posted 14 hours ago

Wednesday, April 20
This Friday the Call Committee will receive names of clergy candidates. The CC will meet with Pastor Susan Kintner, Assistant to the Bishop. She will bring names of maybe three or four pastors whom she believes woul... read more
Posted 1 week ago

Sunday, April 17
Why does Easter come on different dates every year?  Unlike Christmas, set according to the solar calendar as December 25, Easter is set according to a lunar calendar.  This is similar to ancient Jewish traditions... read more
Posted 2 weeks ago

Thursday, April 7
In my Easter sermon I talked about "doing resurrection."  One way of applying that notion is taking action to bring life out of death.  Churches are well equipped to do this.  Especially when we're connected with... read more
Posted 3 weeks ago

Weekly Message archives found in the Happening Now Blog.

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