Midweek

Together For Good

Hey Midcurrent, Last fall, we unveiled an exciting new partnership that we (along with two other Hudson churches) are starting with an organization called Together For Good. Together For Good creates pathways for the local church to come alongside vulnerable children and families in their greatest time of need. Together, we will we work to ensure that...

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MC KIDS NEWS

Hey Midcurrent, The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a season for everything. And that is so very true at Midcurrent right now. We are currently in a season of great growth, but also a season of change. Less than a year ago, we added Jonathan to the pastoral team...

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A Big Week

Hey Midcurrent, I know you’ve got your hearts set on summer, the end of school, and a day on the beach or at the lake, but there’s two important dates in the next seven days that I do not want you to overlook. Sunday, May 19: This will be Brian Smith’s last Sunday as a...

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VBS

Hey Midcurrent, It has been so exciting to unveil our plans for our first ever VBS at Midcurrent–an action packed summer adventure camp for kids in this community. I have seen with my own eyes the plans coming together for this week and trust me when I tell you, your kids do not...

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Bittersweet

Over a year ago, Brian Smith shared with us his intention to “retire,” as we have been saying, and to step down from his role as our worship director in May of 2024. And as much as we wished that day would never come, it has indeed arrived. Sunday, May...

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This Sunday at MC!

We are celebrating, this Sunday, what is quite possibly my favorite thing in the life of the church: baptism. Baptism is a public declaration of someone’s new association with Jesus. If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, baptism is one of the most meaningful next steps you can take.  And for every...

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VBS at Midcurrent!

For the last seven years, we been asked the same one question: Is there VBS at Midcurrent?  And for the first time in seven years, the answer is YES! You may be incredibly excited to hear this announcement. Or, you might be wondering, “What is VBS?!” Great question. Technically, it stands...

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Easter Is Here!

Hey Midcurrent! Yes, it is still March and there is snow on the ground (here in western Wisconsin), but Easter is here! We could not be more thrilled to host three Easter services this Sunday morning, March 31 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00.  Registration is NOT required, but if you know your plan for...

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Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat

We have said from Day 1 that we believe youth today are leaders in the world tomorrow. And so we want to do everything we can to invest into the next generation of leaders. That doesn’t apply only to students who attend Midcurrent, but to every student in the very community that we call home. That...

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Can’t Do It Without You!

Hey Midcurrent, Since the very beginning, we have had one goal:  To create spaces where real people and a real God meet. In order to figure out how we do that best, this past Sunday, we looked at one of the very first times in Scripture that God’s people created a physical space...

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For The Valley!

One of the things of which I love to remind people is that God is for us…not against us.  And because God is for us, I want to the world around us to know the we, Jesus followers, are for them too. And I also want to St. Croix Valley to know the Midcurrent is for...

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New Series Starts Sunday!

For as long as I’ve been a pastor — almost 15 years now — there’s one request that I often hear from long-time Jesus followers. When it comes to the preaching and teaching in church, some will often desire that it be “deeper.”  They have been following Jesus their whole life, are familiar with all of the stories in...

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MC Youth at WINTER RUSH ❄️

If you’ve spent any time around here, you know that we care a TON about the next generation. Since the very beginning, we’ve had kids filling up every inch of whatever space we have called home. And we think that’s great! Because we believe that kids and youth today are leaders tomorrow–in the...

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A New Year At Midcurrent

Let me start off by wishing you a Happy New Year. 2023 was an amazing year at Midcurrent, and I truly believe there is much more in store for 2024. In fact, we’re hosting what I believe could be the biggest catalyst to the strengthening of your faith this year. It’s called Alpha, and it...

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What A Weekend!

Today I want to express my thanks to each of you who were able to join us for Christmas at Midcurrent. For all who showed up, invited friends and family, and volunteered on one of our ministry teams, you were a part of history at Midcurrent as we welcomed more...

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🎄Christmas at Midcurrent 🎄

I know we haven’t even made it through one full week of December, but I am already thinking about Christmas at Midcurrent. In what has been the most momentous year in the life of our church, we are anticipating more guests this Christmas than ever before. As a result, we are thrilled to...

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Together For Good

Hey Midcurrent, I want to extend a special invitation to you today to join us this coming Sunday as we will take the entire morning to introduce you to an organization called Together For Good. Together For Good creates pathways for the local church to come alongside vulnerable families in...

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You Were A Part of History At Midcurrent!

Easter at Midcurrent was so special this year. So let me say THANK YOU to each of you who joined us. You truly were a part of a historical Sunday at Midcurrent. For starters, you were there to take part in a celebration of the greatest event in the history of...

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Easter 2023

We can’t wait to celebrate Easter at Midcurrent and would be thrilled to have you join us on April 9 at 9:00 or 10:30. We know walking through the doors of a church can be intimidating, which is why just about everything we do is designed with you, our guest,...

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Midcurrent Midweek – Circles > Rows

I’m certain that you’ve heard us say it before, but the ONE thing we are all about is creating spaces for real people and a real God to meet. We truly hope Midcurrent is a meeting place for you and God every time you walk through our front door. At...

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Year End Update

Hey friends, As I reflect on this past year, I am truly in awe of all that God has done within this place that we call Midcurrent!  Each year in our short five year history has been significant, but there is no denying it–2022 was special. We saw continued growth at a time when church growth...

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Who’s In Your Corner?

Hey Midcurrent! In his message on Sunday, Pastor Sten said that we can be completely surrounded by people, and still feel lonely. Have you ever found that to be true? I know I have. No matter what season or walk of life we find ourselves in, all of us have the desire to...

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Silent Saturday

Pastor Sten hit it out of the park again this week. He taught us more about the events of the first Easter weekend and made such a helpful parallel for us to understand about our own lives. The Saturday between Jesus’ crucifixion and his resurrection was relatively uneventful. As Sten...

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SPECIAL UPDATE 📢

Hey Midcurrent, I’m writing to you today regarding a significant milestone in our life as a church. This June, Midcurrent will be officially welcomed as a full standing, member congregation of the Evangelical Covenant Church! So then, you might ask, what exactly have we been for the last four years??...

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Influence

A reflection on Sunday’s message: Recently at Midcurrent, we’ve been talking about “Seizing Your Divine Moment”.  The 6 weeks of this series are helping me understand more deeply about the times I have asked for God’s guidance in a decision. Often, it’s when I’ve felt weary and unsure of where...

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A Rich Inner Life

I recently read a question that helped me label something that I didn’t know was missing a label. We all know that some labels are superfluous and can make things complicated, but this one sunk in for a few days and has really helped: “Do you have a rich inner...

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Incorruptibility

Incorruptibility. Read that again. I can’t say it’s a word I’ve pondered before, but wow— what magnitude. This Sunday, Pastor Sten helped us consider the real role of integrity in our lives, and most of all, its role when it is inconvenient and it will certainly cost us in some...

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No Filter

My littlest human turns 5 tomorrow.  Baby & toddlerhood have walked through my house & shown themselves out.  I am not honest if I tell you this doesn’t hit, though it’s a smaller Mack truck than I’d planned.  So that’s nice. One thing I will miss, besides chubby feet &...

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Let the Dark Come

It’s like a Ferris wheel, really. The line to ride never ends:  Dental visits, soccer schedules, what my sister-in-law thought of the unfinished trim in the dining room, mama failure.  (& all this before I got out of bed this morning.) Unfriendly passengers stepping one at a time into my...

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The Other Side of the Dark

We just wrapped up a message series called Dangerous Prayers: 1. Search Me 2. Break Me and 3. Send Me. The second one got to me – here are my thoughts. “God purifies hearts.”  ~Proverbs 17:3. I would rather He not;  let’s be honest.  I am comfortable where I am. ...

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Tappity, Tap, Tap

Last week in church, we talked about the fruit of the spirit and Jill shared her thoughts: I don’t have a good relationship with the Fruits of the Spirit.  Or, I should say, I grew up with them, went to college for them, & choke on them now & again. ...

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A Dirt Path Through The Wilderness

On Sunday, Sten said these words:  “The way of Jesus isn’t always the easy way, but we follow it anyway.”  I thought maybe if we could keep reminding ourselves how very ordinary the way of Jesus is, we could make things less hard for our worn out selves.  (Here’s hoping.)...

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Midcurrent, Meet the Carlsons!

When you walk through the doors of Midcurrent Church, there’s something different in the air. It’s a sense of feeling welcome. A sense of acceptance. A sense of belonging. Midcurrent’s vision, after all, is to be a place where real people and a real God meet. But does that notion...

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This. Is. Impossible.

On Sunday, Brian had us sing about waiting on God, & Sten talked about believing God for impossible things.  This is what came of that mash-up. This. Is. Impossible. I can still see it in my 9-year-old brain, Alice standing on the squares of a giant chessboard with the White...

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Buy Extra Batteries

This week, we talked about the Bible…these are my thoughts! -Jill We’ve gotten pretty good at flashlights at our house. The structure is old, where we live. 80+ years. Which means outlets aren’t excessive, so neither are lamps. Which means when the little ones head upstairs at bedtime, they are...

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Let It Creak Open

This week we talked about doors. Especially, the ones we find ourselves locked behind- fear, pride, addiction, comparison, anxiety. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, the door has been unlocked. So why is it so hard to walk through sometimes? Jill Britz shared her thoughts. I can’t remember...

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I’d Rather Not, Thanks.

We’ve learned a lot walking through the Art of Neighboring message series….mainly, the BLESS acronym: Begin with prayer. Listen well. Eat together. And this last week, we talked about what it means to Serve. Jill Britz shared her thoughts with us… I’d Rather Not, Thanks. Maybe “serve” isn’t a wrecked...

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