Robert Keefer joined PCM on June 1, 2013.  "Pastor Bob" received his BA degree from Dartmouth College on June 10, 1979, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  His major course of study was Spanish Language and Literature.  He received his Master of Divinity on June 2, 1982 from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Union Institute and University on July 31, 2006.  Bob enjoys singing, acting, and running as some of his main recreational activities.

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Edison School News

Our school partner, Edison, is working with Disney Imagineers and will perform "The Aristocats" on February 23, 24, and 27. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and can be purchased at the door. Forty-three students in grades 3 to 6 will participate in the musical; performance times are:    Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 pm  ...
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Prayer Requests this week

Two requests for our prayers this week: - on Sunday, a member asked us to pray for a family that is undergoing massive transition - also, Marilyn Puett asks us to pray for Jim Linder and his family upon the death of Jim's sister. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayers. 
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Sermon for Lent I: The Belt of Truth

The Belt of Truth The Whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17) #1 Lent I; February 18, 2018 John 14:1-7 Our Lent series this year is from Ephesians 6:10-17, the "whole armor of God." The writer lists six pieces of armor that a Christian should wear in order to be fully protected. Keep in mind every week of this series what we are protecting ourselves...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog


Pastor Bob's Building Blog February 16, 2018 Almost to the finish line… February 18 we have our "Taste of PCM" look at the building for members and friends. When we scheduled this date, we thought it would be finished by now… original planned completion date was January 1. But you know that nothing happens as quickly as we expect. After all, in Rev...
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Sermon for Ash Wednesday: Love Is Strong as Death

  Love Is Strong as Death Ash Wednesday; February 14, 2018 Song of Songs 8:6-7 One of my fraternity brothers made a choice when we were in college; he wrote me a note about it. Many years later I was talking with someone who was still in touch with him and that person said he was still living by that choice. The choice was not to allow anyone ...
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Sermon for February 11: The Temple of Christ's Body

The Temple of Christ's Body The Transfiguration of the Lord; February 11, 2018 John 2:13-21 I was listening to an interview with the poet Mary Karr the other day; I'll bet our women's book club has read one of her memoirs (Note: As it turns out, they have not). Anyway, she had no religion in her life and wasn't particularly interested, perhaps larg...
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For those who mourn Gina

Suzy Browning asks us to pray for her father, Dick Browning, and all who mourn her step-mother, Gina Marchio Browning. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayers.
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Sermon for January 28 - A Place for Healing

A Place for Healing Epiphany IV (O. T. 4); January 28, 2018 Luke 4:31-37 My friend told me of the voices that afflicted him. These were not the "voices in your head" that accompany certain psychological disorders, but voices of a different sort. He is a talented cook, an accomplished musician, and a loving friend. But the voices told him he was wor...
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Parenting the Love & Logic Way

"Parenting the Love and Logic Way" is a series of classes at the Jewish Community Center beginning March 29. There are brochures in the church office, Pastor Bob has more information, and you can call 402-330-2024.
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Sermon from January 21: A Place for Learning

A Place for Learning Epiphany III (O. T. 3); January 21, 2018 Luke 2:41-51 A child who asks good questions and who has good answers to questions can be a real joy and a real pain, right? When you're a pastor or a teacher you can be really energized by a twelve year-old who asks stimulating questions and who has bright ideas; if you're that child's ...
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Sermon from January 14: A Place to See Salvation

  A Place to See Salvation Epiphany II; January 14, 2018 Luke 2:22-38 With our building project nearing completion and expecting to dedicate the building in February, today I'm starting a series on what a church building is for. Scripture lessons will be the stories we would typically expect to hear this time of year, the season after Epiphany...
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Cancellation policy

With a major snowstorm possibly looming, this is a good time to reiterate our cancellation policy. On weekdays: we follow Omaha Public Schools. If OPS cancels because of weather, our office is closed and meetings and events are canceled. Two exceptions: - If OPS closes because it's too cold for kids to stand outside to wait for a school bus, but th...
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Sermon for Christmas I: Live in Hope

Live in Hope Christmas I; December 31, 2017 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 "For Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until her vindication shines out like the dawn and her salvation like a burning torch." The city of Jerusalem has been a flashpoint for much of recorded history and never more than right now. We Christians use the name "Jerusalem" in two ways and let...
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Sermon for Christmas Eve: The Singing Army

The Singing Army Christmas Eve; December 24, 2017 Luke 2:1-20 What's the picture in your head when you hear, "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host"? What do you think a heavenly host looks like? Several rows of choristers wearing robes and with their music folders open? One of the tenors is barefoot. Oh, right, the...
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Sermon for Advent IV: Child of Promise

Child of Promise Advent IV; December 24, 2017 Isaiah 9:2-7 We tend to see promise in every child. At the baptism of a child, we hear parents make promises and we remember the promises of God, but we especially think of the promise of a life in its earliest stages. When parents are disappointed in their children, it's for their having failed to live...
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Save the Dates: Synod School

Synod School will be July 22-27, 2018 at Buena Vista University. Convocation Speaker: Jason Santos; Worship Leader: Jana Childers; Music Leader: Hans Peterson, Dakota Road; Artist in Residence: Dancer Gina Penn. Registration begins March 1.  
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Sermon for Advent II: Love Is on the Way

Love Is on the Way Advent II; December 10, 2017 Isaiah 40:1-11 I've been wondering – and I'm not asking you to raise your hands – how many of us really expect Jesus to come again. Around here there have been more prayers for the second coming of Scott Frost. [1] The New Testament is drenched with the assurance that Christ will return. And we Christ...
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Sermon for Advent I: Holy Inversion

​Our technician didn't get this one recorded, so you won't be able to listen to it. But here is the print version. ​ Holy Inversion Advent I; December 3, 2017 Isaiah 64:1-9 There have been times I've begged God to make some sort of show of power. When a greed-crazed CEO raises medication prices astronomically, do something about him. When governmen...
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Sermon for Christ the King 2017

Seek Christ: Know Jesus Christ the King; November 26, 2017 John 1:1-5, 10-18 Martin Luther is reported to have said that the Scriptures are the manger in which one finds Jesus Christ. Pastor Sara told you a terrific story last week about the finding of a Nativity set and the search for Christ. My friend Linde Grace told me about her daughter taking...
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Sermon from November 12: Huldah's Message

Huldah's Message Pentecost XXIII (O. T. 32); November 12, 2017 II Kings 22:8-20 Here's the story. The Temple of the Lord had not received proper maintenance for many years, so young King Josiah decided it needed some work. Sounds familiar. So the King ordered the priests of the Temple to recruit carpenters and masons and other workers and to buy wo...
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