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Mark Pierce
Mansfield, Ohio
Living life to the fullest, in relationship with God, family and friends.
Interests: speaking, relationships, writing, church leadership, recumbent bicycle riding
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Whether you're Facebook posting or Little League coaching, whether your issues are political ideology, Christian theology, or the Brown's garbology, I promise you will walk away from Sunday's talk with concrete ways to lessen animosity and strengthen amiability. Continue reading
We continue our study of Jesus’ promise to return again in Luke 12:41-48. Along the way we consider 3 applications of Jesus’ instructions. Continue reading
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Are you entrusted with much? Compared to other Christians down through the ages, the answer might surprise you! Continue reading
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I'm sure that many of you want to know about what we are doing to find a new part-time staff person to teach our children. We can sum up with three words: praying, searching and thanking. Continue reading
In Luke 12:35-40 Jesus tells us that we are also to be prepared-in-advance and ready to serve. We consider exactly what this means and how to do it. Continue reading
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. In Luke 12:35-40 Jesus tells us that we are also to be prepared-in-advance and ready to serve. Continue reading
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Some special plans have been made for this Sunday. This writer cannot tell all because we would like to reserve a few surprises for Tamira as well as for our children. I will write you what I can. Let me begin by urging each family to attend this Sunday. This Sunday will be a high point for our children as well as for Tamira. Continue reading
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We dusted off the original, antique communion trays that were used by St. Luke's for many decades. Paul and I will be serving communion together. Afterward we will all pray together to bring in the New Year right. You all will have the opportunity to pray out sentence prayers for 2017. This should be a really special worship service, so I hope you come! Continue reading
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We consider each aspect of the fantastic, wonderful, incredible, best possible good news we have ever received. Continue reading
We consider each aspect of the fantastic, wonderful, incredible, best possible good news we have ever received. Continue reading
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I'm looking forward to all the elements of our Christmas Eve Candlelight service, Saturday evening at 5pm. Though - if you arrive at 5pm - you'll miss many of the festivities. Continue reading
The parking lot is literally a sheet of ice this morning. We know people could get here, but we are fearful that someone could hurt themselves trying to cross the street. We look forward to seeing you all on Christmas... Continue reading
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Sunday morning our children will enjoy a viewing party of their own during KidsMin. Most of them were backstage during much of the morning. Even when they were on the platform, they couldn't see what we could see - the total joy spread over all their happy faces. I'm so glad that they will be able to remember the church of their youth with fond and cheerful memories. Continue reading
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Our Church Requel students, under the direction of Tamira Barnes, have prepared a very special Sunday morning program filled with videos, songs, skits, special instrument solos, multiple costume changes, all combined with an overabundance of cuteness. Continue reading
It’s hard to experience real Christmas blessings when suffering from Christmas stress and worry. Continue reading
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Jesus gave us 8 really good reasons not to worry in Luke 12:22-34. Continue reading
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Parents, allow me to remind you that we have only two more opportunities for rehearsals: #1 - Sunday morning during KidsMin. #2 - Saturday morning, December 10th, at 10:30 am. Continue reading
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We continue our studies in Luke by considering 12:12-21. Along the way we discover six axioms of wealth God’s way! Continue reading
We continue our studies in Luke by considering 12:12-21. Along the way we discover six axioms of wealth God’s way! Continue reading
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When we first decorated the church with all the nativity sets, Paul had collected just under 100 nativity scenes. This year that number has doubled!! We have so many nativity sets to display this year that we cannot fit them all on the windows and tables around the sanctuary. So this year we are doing something new. Continue reading
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Ken is going to talk about how we face some of the big giants in our own lives. What many of you don't know, because you don't know Ken well, is that he has faced (and continues to face) some huge obstacles in his life. Continue reading
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We've invited Dr. Byron back to speak this Sunday morning. The title of his talk will be "Remembering The Past, Practicing In The Present, Looking Forward To The Future." His Bible text will be 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - 3:5. I'm sure this will be a great opportunity for spiritual growth for all of us! Continue reading
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There come moments of truth for our Christianity. Times when it does not appear advantageous for us to stand up and be counted as a Christ-follower. Continue reading
Will we acknowledge Christ at all times and in all situations? Jesus had much to say about tests of courage in Luke 12:1-12. Continue reading
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It is an especially good Friday morning today because this is the Friday of the Chili Cook-off party tonight! Woo-hoo! So what exactly do we think is going to happen at the party? Continue reading