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Community churches come together in Sterling

Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Members from six different Sterling congregations – St. John's Lutheran, Bethel Reformed, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal and St. Paul Lutheran – listen as students sing during Sunday's Community VBS Worship Service at Grandon Civic Center. This is third year the churches have combined their vacation bible school programs, and the first year all six congregations came together to worship.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
The Rev. Brandon Neson of St. Paul Lutheran thanks the audience for attending the combined service. He is flanked by the Rev. Courtney Chandler (left) of First Christian, Mother Peg Williams of Grace Episcopal, the Rev. Christina Berry of First Presbyterian, the Rev. Mark Oehlert of St. John's and the Rev. Gary Dekoekkoek of Bethel Reformed.

Members from six different Sterling congregations – St. John's Lutheran, Bethel Reformed, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal and St. Paul Lutheran – listen as students  sing during Sunday's Community VBS Worship Service at Grandon Civic Center. This is third year the churches have combined their vacation bible school programs, and the first year all six congregations came together to worship.

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