April 2020

Prayer and Discernment in the Midst of Crisis These past weeks have had much to teach us and I, like you, have struggled to find meaning or purpose in what this time of quarantine, displacement, economic and public health crises will mean for us as human...

Providing Toiletries Badger Prairie Needs Network is need of toiletries - toothpaste, bar soap, and toilet paper. To eliminate too many drop offs, all our donations will be taken to appropriate BPNN staff by Diane Cali. You can email her at (dianecali437@gmail.com) to let her know...

Shifting Identities In my experience, it seems that when life makes a big shift, I re-examine who I am and how I’m doing. Oh, not right away. Not right now in the moment of crisis when the world seems to have turned upside down. But after...

Can you imagine trying to stay healthy in this midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without having access to clean water to wash your hands? World Vision is taking the pandemic head-on in the USA by providing personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, sending out cleaning...

Relatable Followers If there are two followers of Jesus we can relate to- it has to be Cleopas and his friend on the road to Emmaus. They aren’t part of the group of 12 disciples, but they know Jesus. They have heard the story of his...

Innovation and Gratitude We continue to navigate our way through these trying and anxious times. I am amazed at the many innovative ways the Kingdom work of God can be accomplished while coping with social distancing, stress and the fear of the unknown! Thank you for continuing to pray for and support your church!  I ask you make use of the myriad of tools...

“The heavens are telling the glory of God… There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” It’s little wonder that C.S. Lewis called...

Creation Worship For the healing of creation, we pray to you, O God. We will gather tonight to rejoice in the creation of the world. God in infinite compassion has lovingly formed our planet and all that live within it. God declared creation good and entrusted us...

The Easter Story Continues In our gospel reading for this Sunday, it really still is the very first Easter Sunday.  Jesus has just been raised from the dead.  He’s appeared briefly to a few followers in resurrected form.  A few others have heard that his body...

How are we going to carry all this? Many summers of my college years were spent working as a counselor at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. One of the programs offered involved spending the week biking 100 miles on the Elroy Sparta bike trail and then canoeing...

April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day As Christians, we celebrate that God created the world and God’s hand continues to create life. We are greatly blessed with the natural world we live in. As people of faith, we also take our Biblical...