Pastor Deb’s Blog

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Just These Lines about our calling to be missionaries of hope….

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    Just These Lines about our calling to be missionaries of hope… About five years ago, I had the gift of becoming a ‘salt water missionary’ for a short time, as a UMVIM mission volunteer in Recife, Brazil.  ‘Salt water missionary’ is an affectionate name for missionaries who travel from the United States to other countries, […]

    Share Your Story

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      God uses all things to move our hearts, and among the most powerful are personal stories.  Our Fall 2016 stewardship theme is Extravagant Generosity- the Heart of Giving.  We want to find opportunities in worship, in our small group ministries, and on our website to gather and share stories.  We are particularly looking for stories of […]

      Just These Lines My Friends – September

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        Just these lines my friends…  To say it is September, and for many that means back to school, and back to church… after times of needed rest, and spending time away with   family and friends.  At our August Church Council meeting, a topic of discussion was long range planning for our church and its ministries. […]

        “Just These Lines” for June – from Pastor Deb

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          Just These Lines My Friends…. To say that I am looking forward to a summer of mission opportunities right here at Ramsey Church! On June 14th, Ramsey volunteers will help with the Book Tasting reading event at J. L. Francis Elementary School.  In the third full week of June, a Ramsey Mission team will be […]

          Just These Lines My Friends to say that Prayer changes things…

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            What is God calling me to be in life of the body of Christ?   Here are some of my answers to this prayer of discernment: a beloved child of God, a mind and heart prepared worshiper, a servant leader, a minister of the Word and Sacrament, Order and Service.  I recall a mentor’s words to […]

            Just These Lines My Friends…. February reflections from Pastor Deb.

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              Just These Lines My Friends….  From Pastor Deb. To say that I am looking forward to a preaching series on marriage and family life. Every year of my ministry I have chosen in some way to preach on the covenant of Christian marriage. In the past, I have led marriage enrichment classes and divorce recovery […]

              Autumn Blessings from Pastor Deb

              by Deborah Koontz

                Just These Lines My Friends….  What a beautiful fall season is upon us! For many of us, autumn is a time of enjoying cooler breezes, colorful vistas, and perhaps a bit of nostalgia.  This time of year it is a common human experience to consider where we are, where we have been and what God […]