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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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May I just once again tell you all how much I appreciate your dedication to our church family! Continue reading
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When more than 2/3rds of your church wants a t-shirt, that's a pretty healthy indicator! The T-shirts are ordered and should be here within a couple of weeks. Continue reading
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After church this Sunday we all head over to North Lake Park for our ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC! Picnic time means lots of food, good music, maybe some line dancing, fun games and terrific fellowship. Continue reading
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Tomorrow is Mark and Loni's wedding! Yay! And you're ALL invited!!! The music begins at 6pm. The wedding ceremony begins at 6:30 pm. There will be a reception afterward downstairs. Continue reading
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Good Friday morning Church Requel! Hope this day finds you ready for a great weekend! I love the beginning of summer, don't you? I'm also loving our new study in the Book of Acts. This Sunday we talk about the... Continue reading
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As Brandi and I were talking out in the parking lot, neither of us could believe how these songs spoke to our hearts after the week she and Eddie experienced. It was almost as if God was saying to us, "I had this in hand the whole time." Continue reading
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It is so wonderful and sadly all too rare to see multiple churches come together in a common worship experience. Tuesday morning was a lot of fun for me. I got to know several other of my fellow co-workers in Christ. Continue reading
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For those of you who want to know Steve's "never say die" spirit, after he put himself out - he finished mowing his lot while waiting for the ambulance to take him away. He explained to me later, "Well Mark, that IS why I went down there." Continue reading
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roverbs is filled with advice and catchy poems of how to best live your life. Then the Book of Ruth comes along with - "let me show you Proverbs in action!" Continue reading
Never in our lifetime has our political arguments been more divisive and quarrelsome. What are God’s expectations for leadership and administration of government? Continue reading
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We always say that our children are not the church of tomorrow, but are the church of today. On Sunday you'll see just how true that is! Continue reading
No where do we see Jonah find joy at what God has accomplished through him. Even God does not force Jonah to be joyful. That is Jonah’s choice. Joy always is a choice! God does not make that choice for Jonah or you or me. Continue reading
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Both Brandi and I were surprised to discover that your #1 choice so far was the bonfire! I suppose you remember the kind of fire that Don likes to set. We also discovered that many of you would like to have an adult-only event this summer. Continue reading
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Can't you tell that things are really going well for us so far this year at Church Requel? I've had multiple conversations with some of you that confirm God's blessings to us. Many new and welcome faces. Enthusiasm for fellowship. Appreciation for God's Word! Continue reading
We have choices. Choice of what we follow: The peace path or the worry way! And like an exit ramp off a freeway, the default is Worry Way. You have to choose to exit, to get off the main route. Jesus IS that exit! Continue reading
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We are all so excited for Brett Angel. He will be baptized at Church Requel this coming Sunday morning. I had the chance to talk with him about it on Wednesday morning. He shared with me his personal story of how he found Jesus in his life exactly one year ago. He will share that with all of you on Sunday. It's a good story! Continue reading
We can know all the facts but still not know the faith Continue reading
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Brett began his Christian journey one year ago the same weekend in 2017. How fitting that exactly 52 weeks later he should make that commitment public by being baptized in our church service. Continue reading
Here is a fascinating Christian truth. If we are searching for Jesus but we can’t find Him, it’s not because He’s dead. It’s much more likely that it’s because we are dead! Continue reading
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Both Mary Kay and I have been engaging people this week, talking about our Easter church service at Church Requel. We have both been pleasantly surprised by the response we have received. Everyone has been quite interested and several have responded that they've been looking for a church to attend on Easter. They were appreciative that we talked to them about our church. What about you? Continue reading
Our first instinct is that good people should never be involved in anything that is un-good(unrighteous) so our gut says good people must resign at the first sign of wrong. But then wouldn’t the result be that all the good people are not involved? That the bad just becomes worse? Our schools, government, businesses need ethical, sound, righteous involvement from Christians at every level. Continue reading
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Over this past week I have spoken to several new people who are planning on come to Church Requel in the weeks ahead. This is definitely a good time to talk to others about your church. Also, if you see someone new at church, make sure to introduce yourself and do your best to make them feel welcomed! Continue reading
God’s plans work out. We can’t always see it or understand it. But we look back and think, oh I get it now. Every detail. Every jot and tittle. God has a plan for you and me too. He knows us intimately and created us for His unique purpose. Continue reading
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I want you all to be prepared for the best Easter you've ever celebrated. My goal for this Sunday is to plant the seeds in your mind of just how miraculous and victorious Jesus was on that day two millennia ago! Continue reading
From childhood’s earliest days we know the meaning and expectation of “fairness.” How many times have you heard a child cry out in frustration: “But that’s not fair!” There’s just something about rightness and wrongness that is built into our... Continue reading