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We All Need the Church

10/17/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson   As I preach this fall about the many needs we have as people living in 2017, I am reminded again and again how much we need the church.  I have been privileged to be part of churches (in three different states) for my whole life, and I […]

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Life or Death

10/03/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson I am not a hunter, but I come from a family of hunters.  My maternal grandfather was proud that he had killed 35 deer in his lifetime, and we have an article from the local newspaper about this achievement.  My father, a dairy farmer, went small game hunting.  […]

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Bridgebuilders

09/27/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson As a child, I remember World Communion Sunday, which is always celebrated on the first Sunday of October.  One of our pastors told us that this celebration is the longest table in the world, because for 24 hours around the globe Christians were celebrating Holy Communion. In those […]

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Come and See!

09/20/17

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JOHN ROSS This is a special message to all those who have not yet worshipped with us at our new location on Snow Avenue.  Some of you have not worshipped with us for some time.  To all of you, our message is “Come and see what’s happening!” A new location this […]

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Prescriptions for Your Life

09/12/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson Out of necessity, Genesis has focused a lot in the last year on itself as a congregation.  The pastoral transition and the move to a new location have been almost all-consuming.  Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our successful transitions. Now, it’s time to be […]

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Why Study the Bible?

09/06/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson In a fast-paced, changing world, why should you study a book that’s 2,000 years old?  What could people of that day have to say about our life in 2017?  It’s easy to dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, until you study it.  The wisdom of the Old and New […]

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Look for the Fruit

08/31/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson   It’s harvest time!  Even though it’s still summer, fruits and vegetables are in bountiful supply in our gardens and at farmers’ markets.   We all enjoy the delicious and nutritious food that is plentiful at this time of the year. I’m reflecting on where our church is as […]

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The Strengh of Forgiveness

08/24/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson (Because podcasts of sermons are temporarily unavailable, I am sending the August 20 message, based on Genesis 45:1-15, the Old Testament story of Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt after they had sold him into slavery there.) What a weakling! What a wimp!  A chance to get revenge, and […]

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What Do You Need From Your Church?

08/17/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson As your pastor, I’ve been trying to determine how best to describe Genesis.  It’s an important task, as we seek to share with others all that our church is, and the ways it is unique among churches. One phrase keeps coming back to me. “Genesis equips Christians to […]

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Our Precious Time

08/09/17

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JOHN ROSS August means getting ready for the fall.  Students are already practicing for fall sports, band and other activities.  For some, school will start before Labor Day, and we’ll be back to our fall schedules.  If you groaned reading that, perhaps you are among those who are stressed out with […]

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