Sunrise Service and Breakfast

Sunrise Service
DCR’s Red Rock Park
March 27 – 6:15 am

Please join us as we gather at DCR’s Red Rock Park for a Sunrise Service.  The sun comes up around 6:31 this year, so plan on being there at 6:15.  We will sing, pray, and worship the Lord for all He has done.

After the service you are invited to join us in the basement of the Nazarene Church at 233 Eastern Ave. for breakfast.  Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea and Milk.  We are asking for a $5 donation.


Annual Church Meeting

April 3
Following our Sunday Service

The annual meeting will be held on the first Sunday of April.  We encourage all members to be present.  Others are welcome to attend.  The business of the church will be presented by the pastor and board members.  We will have election of officers that day and results will be announced.

We will have a meal provided by the church.  If you would like to bring a simple desert (cookies, bars …), that would be appreciated by all.

Sermons – 2016

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016


February 2016

January 2016


How to Stage an Organizational Comeback
Mark Rutland, David C. Cook, 2013

I have listened to Dr. Rutland for many years and have appreciated his sermons, seminars and books. When I was in Georgia last week, I sat in on a pastor’s breakfast at the Men’s Advance. Dr. Rutland spoke to us about measuring quality and I was moved by his short teaching. When I walked by the book table I saw that this book contained some of those thoughts and decided I needed to hear the rest of the story.

Continue reading “Relaunch”

Allah: A Christian Response

Miroslav Volf, 2011, Harper Collins

Jonathan and I walk to school every day. While we are in the front lot waiting for the teachers to take the children into their classes I am amazed at the diversity of my fellow parents and children. All shapes and shades seem to flock to our school each day. I have realized

Continue reading “Allah: A Christian Response”

The Bible

Just some thoughts about the basics.

Yes, I read the Bible, but today I finished my read the Bible in a year plan.  I have been doing this for a while trying different plans.  I used the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan from Nav Press this year.  I read through my English Standard Version (ESV) version which I really like using.  The ESV uses what some call the ‘Verbal Equivalent’ method for their translation.  This is an attempt to be as close to the original language as possible. Continue reading “The Bible”

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Timothy Keller, Dutton, 2013

Keller does a great job of telling me what I already understood on this subject.  I’m not making light of his work, it is a good book on a subject that we all sooner or later have to deal with in our understanding of God.  He brings together a large amount (nearly 400 footnotes) of references from others on this matter.  There is no shortage of thoughts on this, so it is understandable and appreciated by me. Continue reading “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering”

Eva Nielsen

Eva Nielsen
Eva Nielsen

A poem by Eva for our 125th anniversary.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God. – Psalm 90 1,2

O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home!

We thank thee for thy faithfulness
Throughout these many years
For inspiration and for strength
Through laughter and through tears

For vision clear and courage strong
To seek and do Thy will
The presence of the Comforter
Who is abiding Still

Without that power, we would have failed
To follow as you lead
So fill us daily, Lord, we Pray,
For you are all we need.

The vision that our fathers had
Still calls to us today
May we be true to follow as
you lead us all the way

O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guide while life shall last,
And our eternal Home

Verse 1 and 6 from O God, Our Help in Ages Past, Sing to the Lord, 95