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"To Inconvenience and Beyond!"

Posted by Ted Moeller on

Back in September’s Newsletter, I solicited congregational feedback about what I termed, “one of the most important yet least significant aspects of going to church”—worship times. The response was pretty good, almost 80 interviews and emails & follow-ups to help...

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Roller Coaster

Posted by Ted Moeller on

For as long as I remember, I’ve loved roller coasters. In fact, I love pretty much all those kind of rides—even The Scrambler, which I rode once while on a date, feeling helpless as my body slammed into the poor girl every five seconds. One of the best moments in life is that last...

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Blessed Surrender

Posted by Ted Moeller on

“I feel so blessed.” Those were the words of a young mother who’d ridden out a tornado in her bathtub, clinging to her tiny baby. Her house was gone, as were most of her belongings, but she felt blessed. As I sat and watched her story on the evening news, I did not feel blessed...

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Charting Our Worship Future Together

Posted by Ted Moeller on

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”  [Psalm 122:1] You can sense the psalmist’s joy. It was time to worship. Alas, there is no biblical indication of what service he was talking about. Do you think he was an 8:30 person? Or would you go...

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The Holes in my Bucket List

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by Pastor Ted Moeller It’s one of life’s last rites of passage: the compilation of a “Bucket List,” those things a person would like to do before dying. I must confess to being rather duplicitous in the formation of my own such list. It’s not so much a list as it...

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