Pastor

Rev. David L. Kruse

Hello Everyone,
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 pastordave84@gmail.com. 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)

Pastor's Corner

Dear Ones,

 Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ in whose servant ministry we are all involved. 

 

Some thoughts on Christmas:

 

God the Father walked carefully down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.

 

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born to us a son is given…And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

 

Christmas is not a myth, not a tradition, not a dream. It is a glorious reality. It is a time of joy. Bethlehem’s manger crib became the link that bound a lost world to a loving God. From that manger came a Man who not only taught us a new way of life but brought us into a new relationship with our Creator. Christmas means that God the Father is interested in the affairs of people; that He loves us so much that He was willing to give His Son.

 

No fact in all the world’s history is so well evidenced as is the birth, life, and death of Jesus The Christ. Encyclopedia Britannica devotes more words to Jesus Christ, than to Aristotle, Cicero, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon. No life has been so carefully examined, so carefully noted. No life has reached down so many centuries with so great an impact on so many millions of people.

 

And finally…

 

In his book entitled “When the Iron Gates Yield,” author Geoffrey Bull tells of spending Christmas Eve in a Tibetan inn, while going to a Communist prison camp. As he walked into the stable to feed the horses and mules, he says “My boots squashed in the manure and straw. The horrible smell of the animals was sickening, and I thought to myself, “to think Christ came all the way from heaven to some wretched, eastern stable like this and what is more, He came for me.”