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Posted: March 25
Over the last couple of weeks, several pastors from our area churches - led by Pastor Steve Strombom of Enumclaw Nazarene - have been putting together a prayer initiative to facilitate concerted prayer for our Christian Sisters and Brothers around the world who are being persecuted. The schedule for these prayer times is posted on PACT - Praying As Churches Together facebook page. Our Big Room upstairs (The Cedar Sanctuary) is the designated prayer gathering spot this Friday, March 27th, and the doors will be open from 11:30am to 1:00pm for prayer. The official noon-time prayer time designation is 12:15-12:45, but the window of time for prayer is a little longer to accommodate those who can come a little earlier or need to come a little later. Please check the schedule for further information, and join for an unstructured prayer time - this is a time and place set aside to lift our voices in prayer for the persecuted Church of Jesus Christ around the world. If you cannot join in one of these gathering places, please put it on your personal calendar to remember our persecuted family around the world as you go about your business. Breathe prayers for our Brothers and Sisters, young and old, who are being harassed, tortured, maimed and killed, simply because the Name of Jesus, The Christ, The Son of God, is precious to them! Jesus is precious to me, and I stand with them in prayer that they will have the grace to endure the fiery trials that have come on them! Shalom to you!
Posted: February 02
A little 12th Man spirit at Cedar this morning! Maybe next year... Go Hawks!
Posted: January 17
CedarLog-2015-0116-01 It’s CedarLog time again . . . no, I haven’t forgotten you . . . I’ve been detained in a dark corner of the universe with only fleeting moments of alien contact possibilities . . . monsters! The Proverbs reading for today – Proverbs 16 – begins by saying: “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.” (NIV) and ends with: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” (NIV) I have a plan for Sunday, and I’m of the opinion that it has provoked God’s smile, and His blessing . . . The Seahawks are playing a home game, with kick-off shortly after noon. So Sunday at Cedar’s gonna be a one hour gathering time, with God and some of His favorite peeps! The band’s gonna fire up with a couple of songs, and we’re gonna relax with prayer time and not rush it, and then I’m gonna bless the kids and send them to class, and then we’re gonna skip coffee break and go straight to the next two points I left undone in my sermon last week – you heard me right! I’m not gonna finish this marathon sermon this week – and we’re gonna go enjoy the Seahawks and cheer at the screen! I’ve watched more football in the last 6 months than in the entire first whole-bunch-of years of my life before the Hawks became world champs. Am I now some sort of huge football fan? No! But I am enjoying the games, and I’m enjoying hanging out with my family and talking about the good plays with my family and friends. It’s fun! I’m of the opinion God must have fun . . . somewhere . . . maybe by simply watching us have fun . . . if He didn’t have fun, why would we have some capacity for fun? We’re made in His image, right? Hmmmmm So, an hour together in the Big Room on Cedar Street in Buckley, then off to our smaller family gatherings to hang with some good friends and family, and enjoy some good food and refreshments. There you have it, boys and girls! My exceedingly spiritual thoughts for the moment. I promise you that my sermon will be a whole bunch more spiritual that the football game, but we’re gonna have fun then too! See ya Sunday, 10:40-11:40, then, BYE! Shalom, DP