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Senior Pastor – Jonathan Peppers

Jonathan Jottings
  This has been a summer of weddings for me the most I have ever served in a year. Through all of the pre-marital counseling and preparations, the biblical understanding of marriage has permeated my thinking these last few months. One principle has risen like cream again-and-again: it cannot be said enough that marriage is intended to be a picture of the gospel. While there are nuances and particulars, the theme never changes: the love of a husband for his wife is to mirror the love of Christ for His Bride, the Church; and, the submission of a wife to her husband is to mirror the submission of Christ to the Father in the plan of redemption.
     Talk to couples—at the store, on the street, at restaurants—and ask the question, “Why did you get married?” You will get all kinds of answers: companionship, financial practicality, etc. But from a Christian family, we should be able to expect the answer of the glory of God in the display of the gospel. In fact, biblical marriage principles are so powerful that they can be a witness inside the same family: Peter says that by being a godly wife, a woman can even be used by God to draw an unbelieving husband to salvation (1 Peter 3). But marriage can be a double-edged sword as well: in that same passage, Peter says that if a husband does not treat his wife with godly cherishment, God will not listen to his prayers! That’s serious.
     Let me encourage you to take stock of where you are in your marriage. Are you living the gospel through sacrificial (husband) and submissive (wife) love? Are you consciously welcoming the presence of Christ in your marriage? Have you allowed your children or
grandchildren to be the central focus of your family rather than your marriage? Take stock, and accept God’s good gift of marriage as the lovely picture of the gospel He intended it to be.

Jonathan
 
 

Elders

      Rick Haden
Aden Joy
Scott Longfellow
Justin Snyder
Jonathan Peppers
 
 

Officers

Treasurer – Peggy Johnson
Asst. Treasurer – Florence Girard
Clerk – Darla Joy
 
 

Administrative Assistant

Jayne Morrissette – Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am – 3 pm
 
 

Ministry Teams

Children & Youth –  Lori Kemling
                              Mishele Longfellow
 
Discipleship  – Levi Whitley
Lyle Koerber
 
Fellowship & Caring –   Barbara Kortman
                                    Chris Smith
 
Finance & Property –   Doug Herman
 
 
Missions & Outreach –  Traci Snyder
Conrad Trost
 
Prayer & Worship – Joann Freeborn
 Eunice Eakins
 
 

Sunday School Teachers

Nursery:
Jayne Morrissette & Kathy Herman
 
Beginners (ages 2-3):
Lori Kemling 
 
age 4 – 1st:
Mishelle Longfellow & Liv Longfellow
 
2nd – 3rd:
Justin Fleming & Brian Kemling
 
4th – 6th:
Alaina Peppers & Sara Fleming
 
7th – 12th Grade:
Meeting with Adult Classes at this time
 
Adult Class:
Aden Joy
Scott Longfellow
 
Friendship Class:
Quentin Smith, lead teacher
Doug Herman, substitute
 
Sunset Home: (Not currently meeting)
Van Morrissette & Doug Herman
 

Youth Leaders

Brian Kemling
 
Youth Assistants: Nikki Goertzen
                          Justin Fleming
 
 
 

 

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