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Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

The Retirement of Pastor Rich Marshall

Hello Friends, With a grateful heart, we announce to you that Pastor Rich Marshall will be retiring from our West Salem Foursquare Church pastoral staff.   Since February 2010, Pastor Rich has been serving as either our Executive Pastor or Senior Associate Pastor.   His season as our longest running staff member will conclude at…

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Stay Locked In!

Hello Friends, It’s sum, sum, summertime. So, relax. Breathe deep. Love well. If you’re able:  take a break. But…don’t take a break from Jesus. All too often, Christians can establish poor patterns with the Lord. Sometimes travel, vacation, or just simply getting off of a regular schedule, can sidetrack you from Jesus, the Word of…

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IT’S CAMP SEASON

HELLO FRIENDS,   After a two-year hiatus, we are headed back to Camp! This Monday August 1st, WSFC along with four other local foursquare churches will be taking a group of 3rd – 6th graders camping overnight. We are looking forward to a great few days at Canby Grove Christian Center and are so excited…

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Is there a fresh wind in your life?

HELLO FRIENDS, There are two water color paintings on my office wall. Each depicts a view of small sailboats tacking in the breeze just off shore. I look at them each day and am reminded of both the pleasure and the work of navigating among the waves, or gliding across a smooth lake. It takes…

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GOOD TO BE NEAR GOD

Hello Friends, A couple of days ago, on July 1st, I opened up the “Church Center” APP in order to see what the daily passages were in our PAUSE Bible Reading Plan. My eyes landed on on the first day of the month, however that month was August while we’re still in July. So I…

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A PLEASANT TIME OF CONFLICT

HELLO FRIENDS   As the weather warms, the porch swing is my evening prayer retreat. Summer, right on time, the best of seasons. A countryside view invites the option of putting the noise of the times out of mind. Leave the troubles of distant cities and conflicting views. It’s my time to let the swing…

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JESUS LEADS YOU TO THE ALTERNATE ROUTE

HELLO FRIENDS   It’s that season of the year when we are likely to encounter road construction and delays as we travel. The detour signs that I encountered this week made me think of the Lord leading us. Taking the detour was a good thing. Even though it took me a different way – a better…

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Jesus Sets A Table For Those In Need Of A Savior

“As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked…

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Summer Groups Launch!

Hello Friends,   Summer is upon us and so are our Summer Small Groups!   Joining a small group at WSFC provides an opportunity for spiritual growth that will challenge, deepen and strengthen your faith in God. It’s also a great way to find new friends and connect with others!   If you have been…

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