The Season After Pentecost

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Posted by Michael Falgout on

On the fourth day, according to the book of Genesis, the Creator said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years" (1:14). The rest of the Bible sure seems to take that word seriously. A ...

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Tags: genesis, ordinary time, pentecost, spirit

2016 Scholarship Announcement

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Posted by Michael Falgout on

Thanks to Leroy Sater's legacy, and a very generous gift from an anonymous donor, the Scholarship Committee at First Christian Church is please to announce six college scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year. After reviewing several applications and interviewing all of the applicants, the ...

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Letting Go(d)

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Posted by Michael Falgout on

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master.” You need not be familiar with the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop to appreciate the irony and humor in this first line of her poem, titled “One Art” (1979). I’m afraid I’ve lost more keys, cards, and keepsakes than ...

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Tags: gospel of john, easter, grief/loss

A Message from our Pastor

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Posted by Linda Buckle on

In the year 1870, the First Christian Church of Lathrop, Missouri became a reality. The need had been fulfilled to establish a mission of love dedicated to our Lord Jesus Christ. The beautiful sanctuary, built in 1916, houses a rare pipe organ that fills the church with its music each Sunday. The ...

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A Time for Baptism and New Birth

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Posted by Michael Falgout on

Two calls ring out loud and clear from nearly every corner of apostolic scripture: “You must be born again” (John 3:7, Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 1:3) and “be baptized” (Acts 2:38, Matthew 3:15, Mark 16:16). On the one hand, these are two distinct commands—two very different ...

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Tags: baptism, bible, new birth