Bulletin for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2023

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Brian Johnson Lay Assistant – Luayne Weisgerber Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to […]

Getting Ahead: Social Security and Foster Care

Posted Sep 27, 2023 9:03 AM By Patricia Jones  Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity I recently listened to an interview with Nebraska Senator Megan Hunt about how children in foster care often are entitled to Social Security benefits, but those benefits are taken by states, under the guise of using those funds to pay for […]

Bulletin for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 24, 2023

Worship Helpers: Reader-Melinda Ewing, Lay Assistant– Mary Crawford FELLOWSHIP: Troy & Michelle Hoxworth, Bev Stravopolous Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they began to work. When […]

Getting Ahead: Foster Care Mobile Closet

Posted Sep 20, 2023 9:12 AM By Patricia Jones, Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity More than 5,000 children in the State of Nebraska are in foster care. These are children whose families cannot take care of them because of some kind of crisis. They may be neglected, abused, or abandoned; or something has happened with […]

Bulletin for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 17, 2023

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Patricia Jones Lay Assistant – Earl Jones In today’s second reading Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God’s boundless mercy. When we hear the words […]

Getting Ahead: Foster Care

Posted Sep 13, 2023 12:31 PM By Patricia Jones, Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity Most families try to do what is best for their children. But sometimes circumstances cause a situation to spin out of control. Sometimes the best solution is to remove the child from the home. Hopefully the situation is temporary, and the […]

Bulletin for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 10, 2023

Worship Helpers: Reader-Kevin Horn, Lay Assistant– Jess Wimmer FELLOWSHIP: Violet Yuill, Elaine Leisy Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus’ words in today’s gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. The prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and Paul reminds […]

Getting Ahead: PPHD keeps Children’s teeth healthy

Posted Sep 06, 2023 10:44 AM By Patricia Jones Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, and problems with speaking, eating, working, and playing. Because it is important to teach children about dental hygiene and treat problems early, Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) works with children throughout the Panhandle. […]

Getting Ahead: Medicaid and Dental Coverage

Posted Aug 30, 2023 1:46 PM By Patricia Jones  Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity Earlier this summer a friend talked to me about the difficulty she was having finding a dentist who would see her and her children. The family is on Medicaid, and very few dentists in our area will see Medicaid patients. She’ll […]

Bulletin for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, September 3, 2023

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Jim Bonsall Lay Assistant – Luayne Weisgerber FELLOWSHIP: Scott & Leah Taylor, Mark & Shardel Nelson The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering yet finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn’t grasp Jesus’ words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will […]