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E-Update: For You

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 10/12/2018) One of my favorite phrases in church happens at Holy Communion. They are the words “given for you.” We hand people the bread and we say, “Body of Christ, given for you.” These words are pure grace. God gives freely, extravagantly and deeply of God’s very self. […]

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E-Update: A Room With a View

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 9/27/2018) I am not sure when it happened but some years back I remember saying, “Who would pay more money at a hotel for a room with a view? A room is a room is a room!” I no longer think that. The view is the best part, […]

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E-Update: Lifestyle Change

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 9/21/2018) Have you ever been in the presence of a truly generous person? My sister is one of the most generous people I have ever met. If you go to her house, you WILL leave with something. She cannot help but share a gift with you. Perhaps you […]

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E-Update: The Depot Church Comes to Hugo!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 9/13/2018) For at least ten years now there has been a lingering question about developing a worshiping community in the town of Hugo. As you likely know, Hugo is a town about 10 miles north of our church. It is exploding in growth — one of the fastest […]

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E-Update: Rally Weekend Is Here!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 9/7/2018) I love airport reunions. Many times I have been brought to tears watching people join together after a long period of separation. Be it a person in the armed services being reunited with loved ones, a student returning home after study abroad, or just friends connecting with […]

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E-Update: Deep Water

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 8/17/2018) This summer I found myself on a boat in deep water. I stood at the edge of a pontoon boat with one goal: sink down as deep as I could to touch the depth of the lake. Whenever I do this I have mixed results — sometimes […]

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E-Update: I Can See Clearly Now

by Pastor Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 8/9/2018) “Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” – Mark 8:25 I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds […]

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E-Update: Sighs and Signs

by Pastor Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 8/2/2018) Jesus sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign?” Mark 8:12a Ahhh…the power of a sigh…something I have found myself doing more often these days. Nice to know Jesus could relate. I think we can all relate to a sigh […]

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E-Update: Feeding the World

by Pastor Kyle Jackson (posted 7/26/2018) When we envision Jesus feeding thousands of people, many probably think about Jesus feeding the 5,000. This weekend, we get another text of Jesus feeding the 4,000! In feeding these 4,000, Jesus’ intention is made clear that he is here to feed the entire world. He is here to […]

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E-Update: Speaking Up

by Pastor Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 7/19/2018) “They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.” ~ Mark 7:32 The deaf man does not come to Jesus on his own. He is brought by a group of people who […]

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