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Good remembering

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I have always been intrigued with the last verse in Luke 9 where Jesus says, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” As I understand it, Jesus is saying that if we spend a lot of time looking over our shoulder at past regrets...

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Tags: remember, stones, celebrate, rocks, year in review

Passing on discipleship to a new generation

Posted by Ryan Palmer on

Eighteen years ago, my youth pastor began investing in my life. At the time, he probably had no idea the impact that his investment would have on a 16-year-old unchurched teenager. He was just one of the many people who took the time to invest in my life during those formative years. The...

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Tags: student ministry, fundraiser, sending leaders, youth weekend, deb robertson, ryan palmer, youth wall

Looking back and looking ahead

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I hope you were one of the almost 1,350 souls who were able to worship with us last weekend as we celebrated dads! It was wonderful to be able to team-preach with Pastor Ellis about our experiences with our own dads, and to give all the dads who filled the Sanctuary throughout the weekend some...

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Celebrating Dad

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

As I think about the things that formed me into the man I am, near the top of the list is my amazing dad. My dad was (and still is) a strong and seemingly fearless man. I still remember times—in the Yakima theater, in a public restroom, on the front door of a neighbor’s...

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Time for a fill-up?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

We had a great time last weekend celebrating my wife Cyndi’s birthday! We went to worship, planted some veggies in our new garden, and walked down to the “Gig” to listen to the Shy Boys. Only problem was, we were one person down; our son Cooper joined us for the festivities...

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Tags: missions, holy spirit, pentecost, on earth as it is in heaven, port orchard, worship @ the waterfront