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Scripture-based prayers for Pastors:
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, anoint Pastor Scott to preach, and bring apostolic results (Acts 2:37). As my pastor speaks the Word, let sign and wonders follow confirming it (Mark 16:20). 
Let the sick be healed; let the oppressed be set free. Anoint Pastor Scott with the truth (Matthew 16:17). Let people be cut to the heart and accept Jesus Christ.

Pastor Scott's Weekly Devotionals

Missing Parts

This morning, during my weekly hospice team meeting, I heard this: “She hasn't been wearing her teeth lately.”  This statement made me stop and think.

When I think of wearing something, I typically think of two things: clothing and choice.  I think of clothing, because that's usually what I wear, and I think of choice, because that's usually how I wear.  In order to wear something, I must choose to wear it.  When I heard about “wearing teeth,” therefore, I had to stop and think about this.

I've never chosen to wear my teeth.  They've just always come along with me, as part of the package deal.  The comment I heard this morning, however, reminded me that, over time, the package changes.  During our journey in this world, sometimes we lose parts of ourselves.  Sometimes we lose physical parts, like teeth, limbs, or organs.  Sometimes we lose spiritual parts, like trust, hope, or love.

Are you in a difficult chapter of your journey right now?  What parts of yourself have you lost recently, or not so recently?  We humans are getting pretty good at replacing missing body parts, but only God can replace the parts of our spirit that are gone.

Let's bring ourselves to God in transparency and honesty.  He can replace what's missing.

Sharing the journey,

Pastor Scott
          Meet Pastor Scott Hausrath

 Born in San Jose, California in 1961, Pastor Scott was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1980, while  attending the University of California at Berkeley, he heard the gospel and became a Christian, thanks to the  ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

 Desiring to serve in gospel ministry, Pastor Scott attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, where he first met  Seventh Day Baptists. He became a member of the San Gabriel Valley SDB congregation and was blessed  through the ministry of Pastor John and Ruthie Peil. Upon graduating from Fuller, Pastor Scott was given the  opportunity to minister with the Foothill SDB congregation in Montrose, CA.

After pastoring in Montrose for fifteen years, he stepped down and moved to Redmond, Washington, to assist his step-mother in taking care of his father, who was struggling with Parkinson's Disease. While in Washington, Pastor Scott was very blessed to enjoy the fellowship of the Seattle Area SDB Church. He was particularly touched by the ministry of Pastor Ken and Ruth Burdick.

Shortly after his father's death in August of 2011, Pastor Scott was contacted by the North Loup, Nebraska SDB Church, who were seeking a minister. Upon accepting the congregation's call to ministry, he began pastoring in North Loup on February 1, 2012.