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Shepherd’s Corner – July 21, 2019

Here’s my final push for our summer congregation retreat! For the past 3 years, we’ve been spending time investing in Inland EM’s identity and structure. It was a needed time of inward looking and rebuilding. But we can’t navel gaze forever. I feel that 3 years is a good amount of time for that, and yes when necessary we will return back…

Shepherd’s Corner – July 14, 2019

It is good to have the Indonesia team back again! It was great to hear about the ministry they did in Manado and hear about how our commissioned missionary, Pastor Matthew and Rebekah are doing. God is good, and it shows in the eyes and faces of the team members. They will be officially sharing with us their mission report on July…

Shepherd’s Corner – July 7, 2019

We welcomed the new freshmen last Sunday. And it’s my hope and prayer that we can welcome them with open arms so that a clear continuity between high school dept and our EM exists. This will be a task for our congregation every year, and I want to exhort all of us to this task. Because my prayer is that we remember…

Shepherd’s Corner – June 30, 2019

We’re excited to send Missionary Matthew’s first ever team tonight! They will be visiting local churches in the city of Manado to do VBS, skits, and to encourage young teens with their testimonies. Please pray for Andrew Chang as he leads the team and that they will be a blessing and encouragement as this is our first trip to Indonesia. Pray that…

Shepherd’s Corner – June 23, 2019

This past week our education department did another amazing job in running VBS for our students and for some of the neighborhood kids! It was a great effort and wonderful time for the kids to learn about their confidence in God no matter how situations can change or be scary. I want to thank our many EM members who also volunteered (either…

Shepherd’s Corner – June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day. Often we don’t associate fathers as being compassionate and loving. We usually think of that with mothers. But as we see from today’s passage in Psalm 145, we are reminded of God’s mercy and steadfast love. Often it’s tough for dads to connect with their kids, so father’s day may not have the same feel as mother’s day. But…

Shepherd’s Corner – June 9, 2019

Indonesia team leaves in less than a month! Please pray for the team: Andrew Chang JDSN, Jessica Jeong, Joe Lee, Laura Kim, Shelley Kim, Ryan Yoon, and Sydney Hwang. Pray that God will continue to train and equip them to be effective and supportive to Missionary Matthew’s ministry in Manado. And please pray for the trip. Last month the original flight was…

Shepherd’s Corner – June 2, 2019

We want to thank everyone who helped out and made last Sunday’s BBQ a fun time of food and fellowship. I hope the paper towels, toilet paper, and toothpaste is being put to good use in your homes. And it was great to see many of you come out and join the congregation to rub elbows, eat good food, and play some…

Shepherd’s Corner – May 26, 2019

The recent cold and wet weather is very uncharacteristic of our area. Although I’m enjoying not have to endure 90-100 degree weather, it does feel odd doesn’t it? Or some of you may not have even noticed. Some of us are sensitive to the change in circumstances while others are less so. That could be a personality trait, but regardless of our…

Shepherd’s Corner – May 19, 2019

 I hope that many of you will plan to join us next week for our Congregation Sunday BBQ. This is a good time for our 1st and 2nd service members to spend some casual time eating together and meeting each other. My hope is that collectively we will be able to encourage one another with the food and games and then for…