Practicing the Spiritual Discipline of Forgiving Others by Pastor Jim Renke “Forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our debtors.”  - The Lord’s Prayer Our hope is, just as we have fasted, prayed, and given, this Friday we will take an opportunity to practice forgiveness.  This is a spiritual discipline that frees us to experience the riches of God’s grace of forgiveness for us.  Here are some things to think about as we practice

  https://youtu.be/0QbH2NES92w   TIPS ON FASTING by Pastor Jim Renke Caution:  If you have underlying health conditions such as pregnancy, anemia, behavioral disorders or other chronic health problems, you should never fast without consulting a physician first. Preparation before the Fast: What are the limits you’ll place on yourself?  Some cannot do a complete food fast for a variety of reasons and will instead decide to modify their diet for the day.  That’s okay. Choose your schedule. The

Brothers and Sisters, By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the updated guidance from the CDC. To sum up the new guidance (which you should definitely read for yourself), fully vaccinated* people can now resume activities in which they participated before the pandemic—mostly without masks. Governor Pritzker has affirmed this new guidance and has also announced that the state will be entering Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan on June 11. *People are

Disclaimer: None of what you’re about to read is intended as medical advice. Before embarking upon any course of treatment, please consult your healthcare provider. Brothers and sisters, As more and more of our friends, neighbors, and family members get vaccinated, it occurred to me that it’d be helpful to offer some biblical guidance on the topic. As Christians, we must take every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor 10:5) as we consult both