Month: March 2015

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Before the drama of Holy Week and the joy of Easter, I want to pause and give thanks.  I give thanks for the many people I see investing themselves wholeheartedly in SOV.  Without naming names, I want to offer a…

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Pastor’s Weekly Message

Since I forgot to write my Wednesday message yesterday I might as well use my mistake to comment on an article from the front page of today’s Oregonian.  “In God We Trust Less,” says the headline.  Here is the salient…

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Sunday School Change

We recently had an all church meeting about our Parish Ed program. It was decided that we should offer Sundayschool for all children 5th grade and younger during 2nd service. We would like to test out this new time change…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I’m thinking about teachers.  Sunday School teachers, to be exact.  Confirmation teachers, too.  At SOV we have small cadre of dedicated teachers.  They love our kids, teach them Bible stories, raise them to know Jesus.
Who is Jesus?  He’s a…

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“Thank you” from Pastor Randy

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, O Most High, to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night… To the music of the lute and the harp…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I like leading funerals.  It’s one of the pastor’s duties I love best.  I can’t say they’re fun; but they are blessed.  They get us right to the core of the gospel — We are beloved of God and eternally…