We have met a number of times during the time of quarantine both in person and on line. We have looked at the MN Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Church Mutualrecommendations and spoken with the pastors and leaders of other CM&A organizations. After much prayer and discussion the governing board has decided the following concerning our opening for church services during the Covid 19 pandemic:
• We will be open for services starting on May 31, 2020.
• The board is requiring parishioners to wear masks until the board lifts this requirement. Masks are available as needed.
• People must sit 6 feet apart from other parishioners not in their family group.
• The nursery space is available for parents to take children to with the understanding that families are to bring toys for their children and to bring them home again after the service.
• Hand sanitizer is available for use and we encourage the use of it as often as recommended by the MN Dept. of Health.
• Children’s church and Sunday School are not going to meet until we feel it is safe to do so.
• Parishioners that are sick are kindly asked to stay at home.
• Continue with virtual/online participation if you are at high risk of severe illness do to Covid 19.
We encourage you to communicate questions, concerns, and needs to the board members.
We invite you to go to
for a word from C&MA President, John Stumbo: "As a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family, we continue to rest in His great and precious promises as we join hands and hearts to complete the unfinished work He has invited us into."
C&MA Mission Statement:
We desire to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King and to complete His Great Commission.
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SERMON MESSAGES & VIDEOS
Hi Everyone, I've attached this week's message below. I'm starting a new series on 1 John. I've never done this series before, so we'll just have to see how it goes. Also, a head's up - next week there won't be a view from the couch message as Erik and Elle will be speaking at the Duluth Alliance Community Church so I won't need to prepare a message for that Sunday. God bless, and for those of you at the Duluth church I hope to see you on Sunday. God bless, Pastor Pat & Judy
Hi Everyone, here's my message for this Sunday focusing in on Father's Day https://youtu.be/nDD5WGs6n3w . It's been great seeing everyone at the Duluth Alliance Community Church on Sundays. Hoping to see all of you again this week. God bless, Pastor Pat
Hi Everyone! Here's this Sunday's message https://youtu.be/gQ1S-g5wQaE . As promised, I wanted to follow-up on last week's message related to the George Floyd murder and the issue of ethnic tensions in America. I am hopeful that this message will give greater insights into the solution to these tensions. I'd love to get any feedback you'd like to share with me.
If you are part of the Duluth Alliance Community Church family and you're coming to the worship time tomorrow then you really don't need to watch this since I'll be sharing this message then too.
God bless, and I'll see you then, Pastor Pat
Hi Everyone, here's this week's message https://youtu.be/2lExaFJqJFg . I know that many of you may be joining me at church this week, but for those who aren't - here you are. I'm going to be sharing about my feelings about the George Floyd killing. Hoping all is well with you. God bless, Pastor Pat
Hi Everyone, Here's my message for this week https://youtu.be/YsXSm2dy51c . I delayed sending because of updates to the church in Duluth. We WILL have services at the church in Duluth today. If you are part of that church family you should have received a call from one of the board members to give you details of the "how" it will be done. I hope to see you there this morning. But I know that some of you will not be comfortable coming to church yet, so here's the message I'll be sharing this morning at the church. God bless, Pat
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Christ our Savior
Jesus‘ death on a cross was the fulfillment of Old Testament law, which required blood atonement for sin. By His death and resurrection, we are redeemed from eternal separation from God, justified, made righteous, and accepted in His Name. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to man by which we must be saved.
Christ our Sanctifier
1 Corinthians 1:30
The laver symbol represents the daily cleansing from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (2 Peter 1:3).
Christ our Healer
This symbol represents a pitcher containing oil to anoint the sick for healing that comes through obedience to God’s Word. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up (James 5:15).
Christ our Coming King
The crown represents Christ’s royalty as the King of Kings. His coming will be a visible, personal appearance.You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven (Mark 14:62).