LaPorte New Church


Pastor’s News

  • Pastor’s Corner

    Dear Friends, As we look now at this New Year just beginning, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite passages in God’s Word that I like using for my daily meditation. I invite you to read it over slowly several times. Just let the Lord in to guide and enlighten you as […]

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  • New Church Offers Healthy Spirituality

    New Church Offers Healthy Spirituality New Name, Improved Program   Healthy Spirituality is a renewed monthly New Church discussion series on things people wonder about. Community friends and church members have requested that the popular past Health & Spirituality program from awhile ago be resumed.    Healthy Spirituality will be held at LaPorte New Church, 812 Indiana […]

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  • Pastor’s Corner

    Dear Friends, How are things going for you within our Fall Mindful Communication Challenge program and focus as a church? I myself am enjoying it greatly, and am getting a lot out of it. I hope you are too. This Journey Program is but one of many reasons why I feel thankful to the Lord […]

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  • Pastor’s Corner

    Dear Friends, This last Sunday, Aug. 28, our church held our annual Potluck Picnic Sunday, returning to Creek Ridge County Park. We had a great turnout and enjoyed the blessings of the Lord’s Sabbath Day together, which in part came from good visiting and fellowship within the beauty of God’s creation. I’m posting pictures of […]

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  • Dear Friends….

    Dear Friends… What strikes me about my experience of looking at our church as a whole, as well as at our Swedenborgian faith from a birds-eye perspective, is that we, while not large yet in numbers, are immensely blessed! The Divine has been calling and leading a beautiful diversity of people—lay, ordained and now Licensed […]

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  • Board Meeting Highlights

    Board Meeting Highlights As was mentioned in the previous newsletter, this summer’s Annual Convention is being held close to home, at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. It’s an easy 4-5 hour drive. Know that Illinois Association will help our church members financially to a certain extent. Pat, Barb, and Tam plan to attend, and Rev. […]

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  • Gardening For the Lord

    Our lovely new Springtime is here, and again I find myself feeling deeply inspired. I love the new warmth increasing, how the soil softens and opens up, the rains that fall, the many birds returning and singing all day long (most fervently as the dawn arrives), the tulips, daffodils and other flowers singing a chorus […]

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  • “Making Use of Our Spiritual Struggles”

    Dear Friends, Here we are, roughly halfway through Lent, a time when Christians reflect deeply about our Lord Jesus Christ being led by the Divine Spirit within Him out into the wilderness region east of Jerusalem, which eventually leads to the Dead Sea. There our Lord faced many temptation struggles with various evil spirits who […]

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  • A New Year of Love and Light Growing Within

    Hello Friends, and, Happy New Year to you! Let us meditate on God’s Word of life: “The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; […]

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  • Spiritual Reminders Within Our Need for Justice

    Spiritual Reminders Within Our Need for Justice In my May-June Pastor’s Article I wrote about how God cares about truth and justice within our nation’s ongoing struggle for justice concerning law enforcement. This is my follow-up article about this highly important issue and spiritual growth challenge. I agree with FBI Director James Comey (from recent […]

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