Rev. David L. Kruse
Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, in whose service we are all involved. What awesome and wonderful God we have.
I am (retired) Rev. David L. Kruse (PD for short). I am a son of Russell and Uarda (Jacobsen) Kruse of Conrad, Iowa. I have been married to Rev. Annette K. Ruhs Kruse for 39 years. We have 3 children, and 3 and ¾ grandchildren.
I am most humbled and excited to be here in my “home” church to be your pastor. As time goes on, you will come to know me better as I become more familiar with you.
I will be sub bus driving, selectively, for Benton Community, and have applied to North Linn and CPU as I have driven bus for 43 years as part of my servant ministry to the children, school districts and the families.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone # is 712-249-2528. The phone is on 24/7. I would rather be called 7 times when someone is in or going to the hospital or some other type of situation that I need to know about or pray about.
In His service,
Pastor Dave (PD)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ in whose servant ministry we are all involved.
It is the stuff most mothers are made of when their little one is sick. Faithful employees show the same drive when they show up on time, roll up their sleeves, and commit themselves more to doing the job than watching the clock. For the drive of an athlete to continue to improve. The word has brothers; diligence, dependability, discipline.
Consistency. A living model of patience, determination, and strength regardless of the environment surrounding it. The blasts of ridicule and criticism may punch it in the face—but consistency stands and takes it as silently as a bronze statue takes the weather.
In biblical terms, consistency is restrained, supple thread woven into the fabric of scriptural truth. Paul had it in mind when he told Timothy to…
“be ready in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4;2)
“let us not lose heart…for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary” (Galatians 6:9)
“and let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect”..(James 1:3-4)
But best of all, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and yes forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
One of the most attractive characteristics of the Christ is His consistency. When you need Him, He is there. He is there even when you don’t think you need Him! You’re never too early or too late. He’s never in a lousy mood nor will He ask you to call back during office hours. He’s there with you because He wants to be. With Him, there is no new year or old year. He is the same regardless.
As a poet once wrote: Consistency. It is the jewel worth wearing…It is the anchor worth weighing…It is the thread worth weaving…It is the battle worth winning.”
Blessings and Happy New Year,