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Month: August 2021

September 1-7, 2021

2022 is almost here, and we are preparing to celebrate!!  The idea of starting a Mennonite mission church in Hutchinson KS was discussed as early as 1911 by the Western District Conference, with the first service in Hutchinson taking place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sawatzky on April 20, 1913.  On April […]

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August 25-31, 2021

Recently, while browsing the books at Crow & Co in downtown Hutchinson, the title of a little blue book caught my attention: Saint Francis of Assisi: Brother of Creation (by Mirabai Starr).  Still holding the memory of our summer worship series in which I felt led to pair Jesus’ Beatitudes with lines of the peace […]

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August 18-24, 2021

Haiti and Afghanistan weigh heavily on my heart right now.  Earthquakes, war, and more.  Lord, have mercy. Our prayers for the people of Haiti and Afghanistan are significant and needed.  Our financial help can also be a gift.  I have a couple suggestions to support Haiti below.  Mennonite Central Committee also works in Afghanistan, but […]

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August 11-17, 2021

God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening. Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded,But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. God makes a huge dome for the sun—a superdome!The morning sun’s a new […]

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August 4-10, 2021

Some of my favorite moments this summer have been listening in the early morning to the birds singing in my backyard. I have a spot on our back porch where I like to start my days in greater awareness of, as Saint Francis of Assisi wrote: “our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules […]

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