Pastor Jim’s Blog

Words from the Cross, Words for Holy Week.

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Have you ever had something to say, but not enough time to say it? Have you ever had something to say, but not enough energy to get it out? I have experienced this very thing many times at countless deathbed scenes. The one...

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Wonderful Opportunities at TLC!

This Sunday we will gather for worship and fellowship. Spring is in the air and I would encourage you to wear your favorite Tee-Shirt or Sweatshirt. The Choir will be sharing a very special anthem with us, Holy Communion will be served, and everyone is welcome. The...

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My Grandson

Weekly Word I spend every Friday with my grandson. Camden, almost 20 months old now, is beginning to use words. I am “Bapa”. Felicia is “Gigi”. “Yum Yum” is lunch. “No bye” means, I pretty much know your opinion, see ya. His vocabulary is expanding, but Cam has been...

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The Eighth Commandment and You and Social Media

The Eighth Commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” What is prohibited by this commandment? False witness, telling lies, spreading rumors, posting or reposting fake news. And who is my neighbor? Jesus pretty much defined that one for us...

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Thank you!

Weekly Word “God loves a cheerful giver.” We are Blessed to be a Blessing. I don’t say thank you nearly enough for all that you do for me and TLC. The work that we share would not be possible without your prayers, your financial support, your volunteer hours, and your...

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Anxiety—What good does it do? Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled…” “Cast all your anxiety on God, because God cares for you.” I Peter 5:7. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. I have been doing this work for a long time. For more than 31 years, I...

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The Problem with Sin

Jesus said, “This is my blood, shed for you, for the forgiveness of sin.” “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” “Neither do I condemn you, now go and sin no more.” Jesus never met a dead body that he did not raise to new life, and Jesus never met a sinner that he did not...

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ENDING 2017 IN A GOOD WAY / STARTING THE NEW YEAR OUT RIGHT

ENDING 2017 IN A GOOD WAY STARTING THE NEW YEAR OUT RIGHT. As 2017 comes to an end we have the opportunity to worship and celebrate together. December 10th — Worship focuses on John the Baptist. December 11th — “Jazzin’ with the Classics,” Jeffrey Cohan in Concert in...

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Life Choices and Quality of Life

Next week, I will spend an entire day teaching Health classes at South Whidbey High School. This has become a Fall and Spring ritual for me. It is a great opportunity to spend time with young people. Hopefully, our time together will offer a perspective that might be...

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REFORMATION 500 – WEAR RED THIS SUNDAY!

Join us this Weekend at TLC for a Reformation Celebration that has been 500 years in the making! On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Across the globe this weekend Christians will be remembering the 500th...

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