How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Musical Dogs

Do you believe that dogs have ‘an ear for music’? I would like to think so. On the rare occasions when I sit down to my piano and play a tune, both Obie and Ramona lay down near the piano bench as if enjoying a sweet lullaby. No, they don’t...

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Tears & Joy

Having survived 18 years of on the job training I feel qualified to make one sweeping statement of fact: being a parent is a tough job.  This is perhaps the only sweeping statement outside of sharing  the Good News  that I’ll every actually be capable of making with absolute certainty.  ...

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Pastor’s Trip Report

We had an awesome trip to Glacier Park last week and are back, refreshed and rejuvenated by family time and God’s amazing creation.   We stayed in a cozy vacation-rental cottage in East Glacier Village, drove the amazing Going To The Sun road, and hiked in the Two Medicine area.  We...

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Downtown Church Day Camp

Last week was the 1st ever Downtown Church Day Camp at 1stPres. It was an amazing week. There were 35 children and a total of 25 volunteers throughout the week. The theme was Fun in the Son and that is exactly what the week was, and thankfully the weather cooperated...

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Sheep Food

Steve Balas Director of Communications People are everywhere – all around, wherever you go. Just think about your average day. Driving to work? There they are, swirling all around you, glaring, honking, cutting you off. Going shopping? That’s them, clogging up the aisles at Fred Myers. Trying to get away...

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LOVE1st

Next week, we are headed for a week’s family vacation at Glacier National Park!   This has been on our bucket list since way back when we first knew we were coming to Coeur d’Alene!  We can’t wait to see this beautiful place, do some hiking, and spend some time...

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Seal of Approval

Becky Clegg Church Administrator As a kid my Mom subscribed to the magazine,Good Housekeeping (in fact, I think she still does today!) I loved to go through that magazine and cut out images of furniture or food or other fun items. I still enjoy reading it to this day. I...

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Happy 4th of July!

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and CDA is the best place we’ve lived for celebrating Independence Day.  It’s a big, all-city party all day long with the parade on Sherman, music and picnicking in City Park, and, of course, the huge fireworks display over the lake.  ...

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Ordinary Super Hero

When I was a child, still just a little boy, I had the big dream that I could be a superhero. Not a particularly unique dream I know. But I really believed I could be like Superman – and fly to the rescue. At the time we lived in a...

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#LOVEFe

  It’s IronMan week in CDA. The transition area is getting set up in City Park, athletes are checking out the route, and there are a more fit-looking people Downtown than normal!   I enjoy the whole experience: watching the start on the beach before heading to the church, hearing...

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