Author Archives: Ruth Harder

Prayers for these times

Last night we had our first live-stream Rainbow worship gathering. You can find the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6aQzyYF0quBZBz1a-OJksg We are going to try and do this every Wednesday at 5:45 pm for the foreseeable future. Hopefully some of us can work … Continue reading

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Rainbow Radio Hour!

Welcome to Rainbow Radio Hour sponsored by your favorite brand of hand sanitizer. Missing you all. Now open your Bibles to John chapter 4…..  

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From ashes to the living fount, the church journeys still

At Rainbow we will begin the season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Service, February 26, at 5:45 pm. During this 40 day period (not including Sundays), we start with ash and move toward the living fount of resurrected life.  Join … Continue reading

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Ruebens and Pacifism

A guest blog post entry by none other than my spouse, Jesse Graber. I should note that both Jesse and I are Bethel College graduates. On a Wednesday night quest to find a Rueben sandwich for my wife, I stopped … Continue reading

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Mennonite Women and Football

This feels like a confession and I’m not sure it has to be. (I’m sure each reader will have and express their opinion about that.)  In my lifetime I have tried and enjoyed countless sports and yet, playing tackle football … Continue reading

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Imago Dei

“Me,” I heard this young boy said, as he pointed to our one-of-a-kind Advent light sculpture. Meanwhile I stood back and saw this young one’s beautiful face reflected in the sculpture’s mirror. Yes, you, I thought. And me. We are … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

Earlier this month, Rainbow’s Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministries, Sarah Neher, invited our church’s middle and high school students to reflect on the following questions: What images come to mind when you think of/imagine native or indigenous American … Continue reading

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