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Evergreen Connection Blog

January 19, 2021

Last week we started our series though “The Chosen,” a series that takes viewers through the ministry of Jesus, focusing primarily on His calling of the disciples. This last week, the first episode gave us a glimpse into the backstories of Nicodemus, Peter, Andrew, Matthew, and Mary Magdalene. The focus was primarily on setting up […]

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Midnight Rest

I climbed into bed about 11pm last night, a bit later than my norm, and quickly fell fast asleep. The morning came far too quickly and I sat on the edge of the bed, staring at the clock with bleary eyes, trying to make sense of the numbers. They weren’t computing. It took me a […]

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Your Will Be Done in Me as it is in Heaven

“Trouble, oh we got trouble, right here in River City!” This signature line from the old musical popped into my head as I considered the collective amount of breath spent commenting the many things that are wrong in this world. Seriously, consider the sheer volume of words. Talk radio stations focus almost exclusively on things that are […]

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January 12, 2021

We are gathering together tomorrow night to start our new series on “Seeing Jesus.” That will be our goal for the next two months as we look at some of the stories in the gospels and pair that with watching The Chosen. If you know me even a little bit, you know that I really […]

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The Sun After the Storm

The first day of this new year, we drove to the coast to spend the weekend in a rental house near the beach. A quick glance at my weather app told me it would be a wet weekend, but a closer look would have warned me a winter storm was barreling in. The first downpour […]

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January 5, 2021

We are back to youth group TOMORROW NIGHT! We’ll be kicking off the New Year as a youth group in the way that we always do: with our annual AFTER CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS PARTY! Here are the details you need to know: White Elephant Gift: Please have you student bring a wrapped White Elephant gift $5 […]

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Bridge Open for Maintenance

Did you know Ralph Kemptner, former EBC elder, is a bridge engineer? And did you know that over the last few months he did some excellent bridge work for Evergreen Bible Church, Marrion Elementary, and several of their families? Let me tell you about it… Knowing our connection to Marrion Elementary, a few months back […]

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Get Your Candles Ready

Christmas Eve services have provided some of the sweetest moments of worship I have ever experienced with God’s people. I cherish one such memory in particular. The sanctuary of the old building was absolutely packed, candles were burning brightly on every flat surface we could find and the power of the combined voices of those gathered was […]

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December 21, 2020

We are officially on Christmas break, which means that we will not have youth group on December 23rd, or December 30th. As we turn the corner on this difficult year, it might be a good exercise to sit down with your kids and write down the things that God used as blessings throughout it. When […]

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From Frills to Chills

Christmas caroling. As soon as you hear that term you likely have a handful of feelings and opinions about it. My guess is that they range from “that sounds like fun” at the top to “not on your life” at the bottom. My own feeling is somewhere in the middle, not terribly strong either for […]

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