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Did you make someone feel welcome this week?

Did you make someone feel welcome this week? Confession time. I'm an introvert. For those who know me, this will come as no great surprise, but it took me far too long to come to this conclusion. My stumbling block was that I always wanted to be in the thick of things. I always wanted to know what was going on around me. (I am not one for surprises.) These quirks have bee...

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Celebration Service for Darla Dodl

A Celebration Service in honor of Darla Dodl will be held Saturday, August 18th, 20181:00 p.m.Community Church of Chesapeake253 St. Lukes Church RoadChesapeake, VA 23320Reception to Follow...

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Darla Dodl

Friends, Darla went to heaven today, to be with her precious Jesus forever. She slipped off to her real forever home at 4:30 this afternoon from her own bed surrounded by her family. We are so very thankful, and sad, and in awe of God's goodness even in this. Thank you for your continued prayers for our family and your amazing support. Much love, Ken, Kathryn, Clair...

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Rosaria Butterfield Book Review

Book review of: "The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World" In the pages of this book Rosaria Butterfield presents a new perspective on the connection between hospitality and the Gospel of Christ...

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Cherokee Trip Update 5

Thursday: This morning Mr. Lenix gave us a devotional on Luke chapter 6 following the subject of loving one's neighbor. He told us a story about a time when it was difficult to love his neighbor. His next door neighbor was in possession of 15 dogs. You get the picture. Even though his neighbor was somewhat difficult to deal with (to say the least) a friend of his called hi...

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Cherokee Trip Update 4

Wednesday: The group gathered in the early morning to start the day off with worship. Will and Leigh Ellen performed expertly using voice and keyboard, leading the congregation in praise. Mr. Lenix stood up and gave us a short sermon, again, from Luke 10. He focused on what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.Afterwards, it was off to the soc...

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Cherokee Trip Update 3

Monday: Mr. Lenix opened us up with morning devotions further in Luke chapter 10. He touched on the conversation between Martha and Jesus and emphasized the importance of caring for one's neighbor. Once devotionals finished, we raced off to our posts. The first day of soccer camp was extremely exciting. Even though it was close to scorching, the kids kept wonderful attitud...

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Cherokee Trip Update 2

An early start and a hearty breakfast kick-started the second day of our Cherokee missions trip. The itinerary for the day involved visiting a small local church somewhere in town. For Redeemer Presbyterian, the church was YellowHillaround a 10 minute drive from the camp. Our number doubled the service attendees. Before we knew it, the hymnals were open and the youth str...

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Cherokee Trip Update 1

After a 9-hour drive we arrived at the camp, greeted by the warm and welcoming camp staff as well as a delicious meal of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and peach cobbler. Once we ate our fill, surveyed the cabins, and settled in, the group gathered in the community building at the bottom of the hill. One of the cabins at Cherokee Scott Hill, the pastor of the PCA chu...

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Prayer Requests for the Cherokee Trip

Cherokee Mission Trip Prayer Requests June 16-23, 2018 The Participants Chuck Terri Carter David Clark The Dodl Family Ken, Kathryn, Jason Barry Ann Durham Gary Laura Heisler The Johnson Family Addie, Adelaide, Evelyn Gloria Jacob Karabin The Manning Family Scott, Vicky, Austin, Logan The Moen Family Mike, Lily, Luke The Rodri...

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