Posts by Ryan Lenerz

Posts by Ryan Lenerz

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01.12.21 Feed

ALL GOD’S PEOPLE GOT JUNK In the message this past Sunday we discussed how we all silently carry around unresolved emotions and how it can make a mess of our lives. I truly hope, if you haven’t already, that you will think about the baggage you carry around with you and walk through the 5 steps to unpack it at move forward. And if you would like to read further on this topic, I encourage you to read the book…

01.05.21 Feed

NEW RHYTHMS, NEW YOU It’s a new year and hopefully if you are reading this, then you’re the type of person who wants to be growing and changing and looking more like Jesus each and every day. And while there is no magic in the turning of the calendar page, it does offer a great time for us to slow down and evaluate where we have been and where we want to go. If you haven’t done that already, then…

12.22.20 Feed

BETTER THAN NINTENDO As pastor Brent described this past Sunday, we tend to make Christmas all about the presents. We remember the best gifts we have received (for me, Nintendo in 1985), we look forward to surprising others with the gifts we carefully picked out for them, and a few of you might currently be worrying about the presents you ordered on Amazon but have not yet arrived! But all of our focus on the presents under our tree are…

12.15.20 Feed

FAMILY TIES When we think about our families, we usually think about those with whom we have a blood connection. Blood is the bond that ties. But this past Sunday we taught how Jesus changed everything by being the new bond that binds us all together as brothers and sisters in the family of God. And with a new, broader, more diverse family, we have new blessings as well as new challenges. But the challenges are no different that those…

12.08.20 Feed

LET THERE BE LIGHT This past Sunday was all about LIGHT! First Pastor Brent traced the theme of light all through scripture, first with God speaking light into existence, and then with Jesus coming into the world as the very light of God. It should change the way you think about all the Christmas light decorations you see. Speaking of light decorations. Sunday night we held our Celebration of Lights – to some just a fun light show, but to…
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Celebration of Lights 2020

Thanks for joining us at our 6th Annual Celebration of Lights. Our light show will run until December 26th from 5-9 PM. We hope you will come back, tune your radio to 90.7 FM and enjoy a longer stretch of the show with your family. If you want to keep your picture with Santa, make sure to download your picture from the gallery below.

12.01.20 Feed

BEST. FEED. EVER OK, so this might not be the best feed, but we are definitely in the most wonderful time of the year, and we have the opportunity to choose to make this Christmas, the Best. Christmas. Ever. But that won’t happen by chance. We have to intentionally use this season of advent to prepare our hearts. We have to focus on what it means that God chose to break into our dark world. We have to ponder how…

11.24.20 Feed

THANKFUL IN A PANDEMIC This Thursday is Thanksgiving and many of us will sit around a dinner table with fewer family members than usual joining us, thinking about what we are thankful for. And while no doubt, 2020 has been a challenging year, God has still been at work this year in your life and mine. I’m grateful for the spring I worked from home and took lunch with my wife each day on the deck as the flowers and…

11.17.20 Feed

CLEAN UP ON AISLE 7 Making a mess of life is something we all will inevitably deal with in life – some of us more often than others. Sometimes we damage our relationship with friends or family, sometimes we simply make foolish choices, and other times we make a mess of our relationship with God. No matter the situation, these mistakes we make require us to actively choose to clean up the mess and fix what we have broken. The…

11.10.20 Feed

ON VACATION We hope you don’t mind an abbreviated edition of The Feed this week as both Pastor Brent and Ryan are taking back-to-back weeks of vacation. And while thinking about it, perhaps we could all use a vacation from more articles about the election, or Covid, or all the ways 2020 has been a challenging year. The Slow Work of God The longer I’ve lived, the more I’ve become con­vinced of two impor­tant things. First, it’s tru­ly pos­si­ble for…

The Seasons of Life

In an always-on culture, we feel we have to be constantly producing. But trees understand the value of each season and growth doesn’t take place all year long.