Self-Control: Day Five

We are almost through our fourth week of this journey through spiritual practices, and at this point I have to wonder if some of you feel tricked. I mean, sure, start us off with some cool (or “cool”) prayers and some talk about the bible, but we didn’t sign up for this other...

Pillowcases for Haiti

On the next Haiti mission trip, the team will be providing a food distribution.  Food is handed out in pillowcases.  If you have any clean pillowcases to donate, please leave them under the mail basket with a label for Haiti Medical Mission.

Self-Control: Day Four

If you have been coming to our Thursday night small group (which, funny enough, is tonight at 6pm…) you know that we have been talking a lot about mindsets. I think that mindset is a really important aspect of self-control.   Self-control is the ability to abstain from or to limit...

Self-Control: Day Three

Self-control can be deceptively hard to practice, and still harder to attain. This is because self-control is most useful in unpredictable and/or instantaneous situations. Self-control is the ability to abstain from or limit one’s actions. Said again, self-control is the ability to act...

Self-Control: Day Two

I don’t know if I really believe that a picture is worth one thousand words. I just don’t think that respects the power and impact of words. Now I know that is simply an expression, and there is a truth buried in the expression, but I somewhat facetiously object to it in order to...

Self-Control: Day One

There are a seemingly endless number of ways to complicate our lives. So many activities, so many obligations, so many gadgets, and they are all demanding your time, energy, and focus. There are a seemingly endless number of opportunities to people in our culture. So many places to go, so many...

Humility: Day Six

What we think of other people is important. Some of us judge more readily than others, and some people just seem to be easier to like/dislike than others.   Humility is an exercise in thinking rightly of yourself, especially in relationship to others. It is about not thinking too highly...

Humility: Day Five

Self-centeredness is a deadly enemy to humility. Not being able to look beyond your own desires or interests, looking out for number one, being the center of your universe- these things do not exactly breed humility. Our culture is pretty good at driving self-centeredness deep inside of us....

Thank You

Dear Brethren, Thank you for the generous support you so faithfully provide this mission work.  Words cannot begin to express the depth of our appreciation for your recent donation towards the completion of the school.  We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support.  Your support is...

Covenant Village of Colorado Village Faire

The Covenant Village of Colorado presents their 2014 Village Faire on November 7th and 8th from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Admission is free.  Come see the quilts, ceramics, fused glass, wood craft items, greeting cards and gift bags, and other fun gift items.  The Faire will be held at 9153...

4Cs Harvest Hoe Down

Join the 4Cs congregation for some foot stomping fun on November 14th.  From 6:00 – 7:00 pm a fried chicken dinner will be served for $5 per person/$25 per family.  From 7:00 – 9:00 pm family friendly activities will be offered.

Humility: Day Four

Mistakes are never fun. Even when it’s an accident, no one likes to mess up. I have literally, and yes, I mean literally, made someone cry over spilled milk. It was my mom, and I spilled some milk, I was like 17, she cried… long story that you will probably hear in a sermon...

Humility: Day Three

Our culture is not really conducive to positive relationships with others. Our businesses are set up as a competition. Advertisements often focus on bad-mouthing their competitors. Even popular humor centers on cutting others down. I think this is partly a humility issue. Sometimes it is...

Humility: Day Two

We care about what other people think about us. We just do. I am honestly not sure if we can ever totally rid ourselves of this. Furthermore, we do not simply care about what people think about us; we also care if they express good things about us. We care if we are complimented. Compliments...

Bereavement Support

Exempla Lutheran Hospice is offering a special class, “Who Am I Now?,”  for exploring a new identity and direction after losing a spouse or parent.  The class  will be on Tuesday evenings, from October – November,  5:30 – 8:00 pm.  For more information, please...

Humility: Day One

Humility is an interesting subject. It’s one of those things that would be hard to teach (e.g. look at me I’m so humble… doesn’t really translate), and especially for me since I know this is not my strongest area. Thankfully, there is a figure from history who can help...

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Seating

Let’s make sure we leave no empty spaces in the seats on Sunday mornings.  Sit towards the front if you arrive early so others don’t have to put out extra chairs.

Christmas at Casa de la Esperanza

We have our next trip to Casa planned, the dates are December 26th – January 3rd.  If you are interested in going, please see John or Traci McCuistion.  If you are unable to make the actual trip, there are many other ways you can help, just ask us.