Not Merely a Pretty Poem   Author Dallas Willard says “The 23rd Psalm is not merely a pretty poem with charming sentiments, but an accurate description of the kind of life available to anyone who will allow God to be their Shepherd.”    This Sunday we’re going to begin a 4-week...

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Church Board Reorganizes

Church Board Reorganizes   Every year in March the Church Board reorganizes, welcoming new members elected by the congregation in late January/early February.  Brian Egolf was re-elected and will begin serving a second 3-year term, while Heather Ellerbrock and Angie Petersheim were also elected and will begin serving 3-year terms...

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Support for Ukraine

This past week the Finance Committee voted to send support in the amount of $15,000 to help with relief efforts for those in and around Ukraine.  This money will come from our Disaster Relief Fund which was established years ago in order to provide financial support when various types of...

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Finding Out Who You Are

Finding Out Who You Are This Sunday, Pastor Ray concludes his two-week sermon series called Jesus’ Perspective. Last week, Ray had us think about who Jesus is, and this week we’ll be talking about who we are, and how we can have “the mind of Christ.” Ray will have us look...

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Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Five Forks Church, the Lord continues to work through you, as your generous giving allowed us to end 2021 with $44,000 in excess funds!  The Finance Committee met on Tuesday, February 22nd in order to discuss and discern how to disburse these funds.  Because we recognize God’s generosity towards us, the...

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Who Jesus Is

Who Jesus Is   This Sunday we begin a 2-week sermon series called Jesus’ Perspective.  Pastor Ray will be encouraging us to acquire the mind of Christ, and the first step, as we will see this Sunday, is Understanding Who Christ Is.  That’s the title of this week’s message, and our Scripture text...

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“This Time…”

“This Time…”  The Scripture passage that we’ll be looking at this Sunday poses all kinds of questions. Take time to read Genesis 29:15-35 and then ask yourself:   Why does Jacob offer to work seven years for the chance to marry Rachel?  How does Laban pull this off…switching Leah for Rachel? ...

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The Blessing

The Blessing “Ah, the smell of my son…”   So begins Isaac’s blessing over his son, Esau.  Or so he thinks.  Isaac is blind, and the one actually receiving the blessing is Esau’s twin brother Jacob.  He’s dressed up as Esau in order to deceive his father and receive this...

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Relating Like Jesus

This Sunday Pastor Ray brings the morning message titled Relating Like Jesus.  We’ll be studying Romans 12:9-10 where we find instructions on how to relate to others.  By reading this text, we see there are many components to strong, loving relationships, and our primary goal will be relating to others the...

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