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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog: October 26, 2017

Pastor Bob's Building Blog October 26, 2017 I have not done this for a while and this should be nearly the last one. You can see the progress for yourselves whenever you come to the Church House, but for those who are distant and for those who don't see around every corner I thought I would catch you up. As I write this, the painters are putting th...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - June 14, 2017

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog June 14, 2017 I figure it's time to give you an update on our progress – and our delays – since it has been a while since my last "building blog." The weather has created difficulties and delays in some of the project, but you can already see quite a bit of progress in Phase 2. Have you seen the new windows in Fellowshi...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - April 14, 2017

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog April 14, 2017 So you wonder why I am writing about the building on Good Friday? I could give you a theological justification, but the real reason: we're at a transition point in the construction work, and I want to let you know about it; even though my heart is heavy thinking about Jesus' crucifixion, the daily life of...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog - January 27, 2017

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog January 27, 2017 Wow! It is now really going to happen! I've refrained from writing anything until I had something more definite to tell you; now put on your seat belt and look down this road with me. First note: we closed on our loan from Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program on January 13 (See! Friday the thirteent...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - November 16, 2016

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog November 16, 2016 Your Session took a bold step last evening: they committed us to a contract with Lund Ross for $1,853,946. Many of you work for companies and organizations that have had much larger building projects than that, but I'm still a little stunned by the scope of this project. Let me catch you up on progress...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog - October 12

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog October 12, 2016 Wow, I haven't written one of these in a while. And I still don't have as much to write about as I was hoping… still, it's time for an update. We gathered in the Courtyard after worship on October 2 to break ground for the project. Max Petersen handled the shovel used in every groundbreaking in thi...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog - August 23, 2016

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog August 23, 2016 The day draws near when I can unscrew that shovel from its plaque and we can start digging. Well, not just yet: the end of September or beginning of October. But it's nearer and the progress of your Project Management Team helps me feel it near. We have chosen materials and colors for carpet, flooring, c...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - June 11

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog June 11, 2016 Just before heading off to two church events I want to bring you up-to-date on the progress of the Project Management Team. Oh, as to those events: first Kathleen and I will be at the Synod of Lakes and Prairies Gathering of Presbyterian Women. She is leading a workshop on Reiki and I am leading one called...
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Sean Keisling

Commitment Sunday is Almost Here!

​Commitment Sunday for the Second Fifty Capital Campaign is almost here! Take some time to prayerfully consider what God is call you to give and you will have the opportunity to fill out a pledge card during worship on Sunday, May 29. Campaign Prayer Loving God, you have called us together to serve our Master, Jesus Christ. We begin our Second Fift...
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Challenge Goal Achieved!

Presbyterian Church of the Master (PCM) has reached the $1.2 million Challenge Goal in its Second Fifty Capital Campaign as 124 families have sacrificed $1,200,380 in gifts and pledges! You still have time to make your commitment to this winning campaign. Members and friends of PCM have already exceeded the Celebration Goal of $800,000 and have now...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - May 18

Pastor Bob's Building Blog May 18, 2016 This one is not so much about the building as about the Capital Campaign, which will provide the means to do the building work. As I mentioned in my last blog, I will post drawings and floorplans as we have them to show you, so you can get an idea of what we are working on. In addition to the Library window, ...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog - May 13

pdf File Name: 2016.5.5_14136_CROSS_BELLTOWER-SKETCH-2.pdf File Size: 8.8 mb Download File ​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog May 13, 2016 "Wow, just wow," Pastor Sara texted me when she saw the news that pledges to the Second Fifty Campaign had topped $1,000,000. The progress of the Campaign is certainly a marvel: it shows your dedication to Jesus Chris...
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Capital Campaign Update

​​ A huge thanks to the 97 families who have participated in the Second Fifty Capital Campaign, which has resulted in $1,082,810 in gifts and pledges! Included in the gifts and pledges is an additional $50,000 from a generous family that was pledged to Presbyterian Church of the Master (PCM) for reaching the $1 million milestone. We are now 90...
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Celebration Goal Achieved!

In less than two weeks of active solicitation, only 10 days, Presbyterian Church of the Master (PCM) has reached its Celebration Goal by receiving $815,280 in gifts and pledges from 61 individuals and families.Great work PCM members and friends!Thank you for your dedication, sacrifice and love for PCM. Now we must focus on achieving the Challenge G...
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Robert Keefer

Sermon for April 24: Loving into the Second Fifty

Artist Name - Loving into the Second Fifty

​ Loving into the Second Fifty Easter V; April 24, 2016 John 13:31-35 This is table-talk. You know how sometimes when you are with family and friends, you have dinner together, and then you clear away the dishes and sit and talk. Perhaps you are nursing a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of brandy, and you talk over the events of the day. Perhaps U...
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Pastor Bob's Building Blog: April 27, 2016

Pastor Bob's Building Blog April 27, 2016 Thank you to the wonderful Special Events chairs (Jean Koerten, Kathy Koslosky, and Winnie Pinch) for the elegant event we enjoyed last Sunday. And thank you to all those who participated in leadership and all who attended. We invited you to pose questions, and you did! All are very good ones, and here they...
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Sean Keisling

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the frequently asked questions that were published in the church bulletins earlier in the month. If you have any additional questions about the capital campaign please contact Presbyterian Church of the Master's office. Why are we conducting a capital campaign? Over the past 50 years our congregants have been able to enjoy the Gosp...
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Second Fifty Capital Campaign Kickoff

Presbyterian Church of the Master is pleased to announce the Second Fifty Capital Campaign will kick off on Sunday April 24. All members and visitors are encouraged to join Pastor Bob following the 10:30 a.m. service in the fellowship hall to celebrate this important moment in the church's history. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear about...
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Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog

​ Well, we're off! The Project Management Team met this week and made some decisions about our building project that I'm eager to share with you. We reviewed the results of the planning study that the Steier Group conducted. I am very glad the Session chose to engage in that study. It showed us, first, how strong the support is for doing this proje...
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