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Dear Congregational Family,
 
1.      Bible Museum:  Today, I am at the Bible Museum in Washington D.C. with Pastor Osier and Vicar Quanbeck (see pictures below).  We are having a wonderful time as we view the many artifacts connected with the preservation and transmission of the Bible through the centuries.  It is amazing how God has given, protected and preserved His Word!  The museum also focuses on how our national heritage was so influentially shaped by Scripture.
 
2.      Isaiah 55:10,11 – “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
 
3.      Matthew 24:35 – Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will not pass away.”
 
4.      John Wycliffe & William Tyndale:  Just as Martin Luther translated the Bible into German, so Wycliffe (1300’s) and Tyndale (1500’s) were the early translators of the Bible into English.  Tyndale is famous for saying: “I will make the plough boy to know more about the Scriptures than the priests.”  He was burned at the stake in 1536.  While dying he prayed, “Lord, open the eyes of the king.”  Just two years later the English Bible was openly printed and placed in the churches!  When the King James Version of the Bible was printed in 1611, 90% of the wording was the copied from Tyndale’s earlier translation work.
 
5.      Sunday School:  This Sunday, we will be sharing about our trip to the Bible Museum.  
I encourage you to join us!
 
God bless you as we continue,
 
​              “Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God.”

                                             Pastor Carlson

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