Street Fights

Often I see or hear people fighting in public. And it always breaks my heart… (Watch the Video)

Called (Pt 2: Compelled)

I knew I was meant to serve as a Pastor because it was NOT what I wanted to do. It’s true. Being a pastor sounded hard (esp I knew it meant going back to school) and I knew it probably wouldn’t be a comfortable living (work long and odd hours, often on-call and it’s certainly not…

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Called (Part 1)

Recently, I attended my final interview for ordination with the Evangelical Covenant Church. I thought I’d post some of my positions here for you to read and interact with… I haven’t always been a “denomination guy.” But among the many things that I’ve come to appreciate about the Covenant is it’s high standards for its pastors….

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Annual Meeting and Celebration

This is a reminder that we’ll be gathering for worship and hosting our Annual Celebration/Meeting THIS SUNDAY!  Please make it a priority to attend and participate! Sunday 01/17/16 Schedule: 9:30am Worship (*Including affirmation of new members!) 10:30am Annual Celebration/Meeting (*See Agenda below) 11:15am Worship AGENDA   Call meeting to order and determine quorum Approval of minutes…

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Happy New Year!

Looking back, I can see all the ways the Lord was present through moments of joy and trial. I’m so thankful for Restoration Covenant Church and am excited to see how He will continue to favor us in 2016 as we serve Him with humility!  

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With Child

“Hey Joseph… You’re fiance, Mary… She’s pregnant.” The time when Alicia and I were engaged was one of the best seasons of my life. Never before was I anticipating something so much as I was the gathering together of all our friends and family to celebrate our wedding day—let alone the excitement of taking her…

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Bike Through Traffic

 Daniel Lemke is biking across America with a message of hope. He’s raising awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. And he needs your help to complete his journey. Follow him on your social networks and if you’re able, help meet new friends along his route out west.   Check out Bike Through Traffic here and follow him…

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Haiti Insider Mission

We’re thankful for friends Doug & Nancy Stevens who are continuing their ministry in Haiti in January. Doug and Nancy will be returning to Haiti in January, 2016, with teachers (and sisters-in-law) Kristy Klays and Tracy Kays from Phoenix, to complete another teacher training seminar and continue the Pastoral instruction. How can you get involved? …

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The Seat of our Emotions

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this.” That’s a phrase that you’ve heard or maybe have used. The fact is we casually assign a lot of emotional responses coming out of our lower region. “I’ve got a sinking feeling that this isn’t going to work out.” In the ancient world, it was thought that the…

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

As you’re running about this week gathering supplies for your Thanksgiving Feast, let us remember to SHARE THE STORY of God’s love with those who may go without. Restoration is celebrating our friendship with The Storehouse Food Panty in Pflugerville by hosting a pre-thanksgiving food drive. Please bring items on Sunday, Nov 22 as we…

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