Sprung?

Sprung?   For a few days, the signs were pointing to Spring having sprung: the fruit trees and tulips in our yard were blooming, the grass needed cutting, and I was in a t-shirt working outside. Facebook was filled with pictures of people getting out in their boats for the...

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From Pastor Craig

Answered Prayers… One thing I love about Sundays is hearing updates about people we’ve been praying for. And sometimes that report comes in the form of a person! Deb Roope badly broke her ankle last Spring and we’ve been praying for her recovery in a rehab hospital, missing her terribly...

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From Pastor Craig

1stPres Members and Attenders: Financial Update Gathering After Worship Services This Sunday Since 1stPres Church is something we are all doing together, and since God uses our combined stewardship to accomplish his mission, it’s important to keep you up to date on how we’re doing money-wise. As of the end...

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From Pastor Craig

Summer is starting to draw to a close, which means, sadly, our four Whitworth Fellows are wrapping up their time with us. God is so good! We couldn’t have picked a better group than Hannah, Molly, Kierstie and Josh.  Not only have they contributed work in their respective ministry areas which...

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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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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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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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#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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Papa Pete…

  Dad receiving his Rotarian of the Year award last year Happy Father’s Day to my Dad: Paul “Pete” Sumey (or as he’s known by his grandkids: “Papa.”)   Dad grew up in Topeka, KS, son of a plumber and Santa Fe teletype operator.  His height made him a varsity-level basketball...

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