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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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I'm really looking forward to telling you the story behind Frederick M. Lehman's "The Love Of God" hymn. It is such an unlikely string of coincidences over a stretch of more than a millennium - that frankly it stretches the very concept of "coincidence." Continue reading
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This one is not just special to me. According to the I'll Fly Away Foundation (yes indeed there is such a foundation) this song has been recorded over 5,000 times! It's also one of the hit songs from one of my very favorite movie, O Brother Where Art Thou? Continue reading
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This Sunday we talk about the hymn, "Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus" by Louisa Stead. This will be our 7th sermon in the series. We are halfway through summer and this sermon marks our halfway point in the series. Continue reading
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When is the time OR what is the occasion that I have no need of our Lord God? Continue reading
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I am SO EXCITED to bring Sunday's sermon to you! I've been looking forward to July 10th for a long time. The hymn, "Be Thou My Vision," is perhaps the oldest hymn we know and sing today. Continue reading
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We wish each one of you a most joyous 4th of July weekend. We know that many of you will be traveling and celebrating this weekend. We wish you safe travels and a most happy time spent with friends and relatives. Continue reading
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You can see Brandi's giant smile. I saw this at one time or another on each band member as they each were able to design their own sound for their own needs. Continue reading
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Our power came back on yesterday afternoon. Most of you have had your power restored too. Yet there are still 4300 Richland County electric customers who still don't have power as of this writing. Continue reading
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This has been another week filled with God providing all we have needed! I honestly don't know why we ever even doubt anymore. Over and over again God has proven Himself faithful in providing for our little church. Over and over again you all have proven yourselves sensitive to God's leading Spirit, making you generous and faithful beyond all measure! Continue reading
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Good Friday morning Church Requel! I'm truly excited to tell you about the new summer sermon series that I've been arranging for us. Each Sunday we will take a different old hymn of the church and talk about the story... Continue reading
I want to talk to you heart-to-heart as your pastor and friend. This has been a hard week. The news of yet another elementary school shooting and the hellish evil that led to the taking of so many young innocent lives is hard for all to bear. Continue reading
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John will be joining the Marine Corps this October. After 3 months of boot training, he can begin attending college while still in the Marine Corps! Wow! Continue reading
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John Vetter and Anna Scott have both been an important part of our congregation for the last 10 years and we want to send them off with our best Church Requel celebration. We all know what that means: POTLUCK SUNDAY! Continue reading
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We have a real treat in store for this Sunday morning. Jillian Vincent will be bringing our Mother's Day sermon. Continue reading
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We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast together last Sunday. Thanks so much Breakfast Crew: Dave, Becky, Judi and Cindy. Here are some pictures Continue reading
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SPECIAL Breakfast Sunday morning at 9:30am! This Sunday morning we will be enjoying breakfast and fellowship time BEFORE our worship service begins. We will begin serving at 9:30 am. Continue reading
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I greet you every week this way, but it is especially appropriate on Good Friday! I pray that this weekend you will reflect on both the joy and the cost of our relationship with God through Christ. We have planned a special worship experience for Easter Sunday morning! Continue reading
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You are an absolutely gorgeous, beautiful church! I know I am your pastor and so I can be - perhaps - excused for my favorable bias. But in my corner I do possess evidence that proves my case. Check out this photo of the last time you served a meal to those who are hungry in our neighborhood! Continue reading
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I am thrilled to report to you that our leadership team has decided to move forward with in-ear monitors. This will go a very long ways to reducing the total sound coming from our platform and will go a long ways to helping our tech booth sound crew to better mix our sound. We are hoping you as a congregation will see a big benefit once we get it all worked out. Continue reading
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I'm delighted to tell you that Paul and I will be leading the March of Prayer from the Chome here at Church Requel Saturday evening at 6pm. We will be singing original songs written by both Paul and myself. And we'll be praying together along with all of you. Continue reading
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The March of Prayer marches on! That's the thing about this annual event: each night is such a wonderful highpoint. One wonders how it could get any better. Each night, though, is wonderful in its own unique way. Continue reading
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Tonight is our night to lead the March of Prayer! For the 4th year in a row, Church Requel is offering a 2-hour evening of praise and prayer as part of the 31-day March of Prayer. Continue reading
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Maybe you are happy or even a little goofy! That's A-ok with us! The world needs a few more happy-go-lucky, goofy kind of folks. You'll fit right in here! Continue reading
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I don't know how else to say it, so I'm just going to come out and say it: "Church Requel, you are beautiful!" Continue reading
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Unlike the other event happening Sunday, there will be no ticket prices for entry into church. Your free-will offering from a compassionate and loving heart will be more than satisfactory. You need not worry about instant replay - you will only have one opportunity to give. Continue reading