Challenge Sunday

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday was Challenge Sunday, and Pastor Ed indeed challenged us. He began by mentioning people in the congregation and the important jobs they hold. What you do matters.  And how you do it matters. From Colossians 3:23-24 and Ephesians 5:15-17, we see that your boss is Jesus ...

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Tags: building, challenge, what we do matters

Celebration Sunday

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Today was Celebration Sunday at Gateway! Alex York started us off.  He talked about how he has only attended Gateway for 4 years, so he doesn't know all the stories from Gateway's first 11 years.  And he is in good company -- we have many who have attended Gateway less than 5 years. So ...

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Tags: baptism, building, celebration, land, place

Small Groups Begin the OUT Season

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Posted by Terri Eagle on

At Gateway we believe in building balanced spiritual lives by living UP toward God in worship, IN toward others in community and OUT toward the world in service.    Each season, small groups focus on a different aspect of our spiritual lives to help with that balance. Our focus this ...

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Tags: out, outreach, small groups

April Prayer & Praise

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Our April Prayer & Praise service happened Tuesday night at the church office. Ten people were there, which is a nice cozy group where everyone feels very much a part of the service – but all of you who didn’t make it missed out! The theme was that God is “I AM” ...

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Tags: prayer and praise

Fantastic! - Jesus' Ascension

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Sunday Pastor Ed preached a final message in his series titled Fantastic! – Incredible Stories from Jesus’ Life, and Their Significance for Us. We should be amazed at Jesus for two reasons: He’s Amazing! Our hearts were designed for worship. We operate at our best when ...

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Tags: ascension, fantastic

Youth Group Teacher Feature - Josh Dove

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Our newest staff member at Gateway, Josh Dove, has answered some questions for the blog.   What is your official position with the youth? Youth Associate   How long have you worked with the youth? I have volunteered with the youth for 15 months. I began to feel called to work with youth ...

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Tags: teacher feature, josh dove

Small Group Feature: Moving in Faith Beyond the Comfort Zone

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Posted by Kevin Baugh on

A Lesson from Speed Bumps on the Road to Intimacy with God     Moving in Faith Beyond the Comfort Zone   All of us are familiar with the concept of "a comfort zone."  Some of us might think back to our first date, or perhaps our first job interview as experiences of ...

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Tags: comfort zone, faith, men's group

Fantastic! - Resurrection Sunday

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Today Pastor Ed preached the culminating message in his series, "Fantastic - Incredible Stories from Jesus' Life and their Significance for Us."  Because many stories about Jesus are fantastic, but his Resurrection tops them all. The service started with a moving testimony from Gateway ...

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Tags: easter, fantastic, resurrection

Good Friday Service

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Tonight Gateway met for our annual Good Friday Service. As in other years, rather than a sermon, it was a time for thinking, praying, and singing about Jesus' death on the cross.  The point was made that Christianity is all about events in history -- and this weekend we are celebrating ...

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Kidztown Teacher Feature: Trisha Sallee

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It's time for another Kidztown Teacher Feature!  It seems appropriate to interview Trisha Sallee, since she was given a well-deserved Rhino Award on Sunday.  She graciously answered my questions. What is your official position with Kidztown? Member of the Children's Ministry Team ...

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Tags: kidztown, teacher feature, trisha sallee, rhino award winner