Author Archive: admin

A Time of Change and Growth

Dear Saints, Happy Easter! I hope and pray that whether you were with us, or traveling, that you had a joy-filled Easter day and Lent as well. As I look back on this Lent, it has been filled with new leadership, new events, new talents and experiences. I truly hope that you had at least one meaningful experience throughout […]

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God’s Desire

Dear Saints, A few years ago, I had a busy day of pastoral care visits and it happened to be Ash Wednesday. I had calls at one of the hospitals, as well as one of the local rehab. centers. I don’t always wear my collar, but I remember wearing it that day and here’s why. As […]

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One Thing at a Time

As I prepare to go about my work today, may my intention to live in our present moment be the pattern for this day and my life. With your help, may I forever do only one thing at a time-always in communication with you, my Beloved, with all my heart and mind and soul. Modern […]

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A Peaceful Easy Feelin’

Dear Saints, I can’t believe we are celebrating 10 years of mission and ministry together this month! I have been pondering for a while what to write in this “10th Anniversary Edition” of the SPIRE. My nature is to attempt to cover the waterfront and try to mention and remark on all the amazing things […]

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Neighborhood

Dear Saints, Many of you know we had the pleasure of having the Rev. Brenna Nickel back with us for Christmas this year. As a child of the this church, it was a treat to have Brenna back here with us and she led us through a meaningful and unique worship service on Christmas Day. […]

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Creation

This day and this night, May I know, O God The deep peace Of the running wave The deep peace Of the flowing air The deep peace Of the quiet earth The deep peace Of the shining stars The deep peace Of the Son of Peace. — J. Philip Newell

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Dear Anonymous

Dear Anonymous, I can’t stop thinking about you and the prayer that you left on the prayer wall: “Please God, Find Me” When I read your prayer, I was not only deeply moved, but I actually stopped in my tracks. It happened a few weeks ago when I went into the sanctuary in the middle […]

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Compassion in Action

Dear Saints, As we companion our confirmation class throughout the year, we will be shaping our worship with the same themes that we are teaching the class. The theme for November is Mission and Stewardship. When I searched for “Mission” on Pintrest.com hundreds of ideas and images popped up. There were lots of wonderful photos […]

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October’s Prayer

To your name, Lord Jesus, Help me to bow my knee … and all it’s worshiping; To bow my head … and all it’s thinking; To bow my will … and all int’s choosing; To bow my heart … and all it’s loving. Amen

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October’s Theme: Prayer

Each month for the next 8 months we will have a worship theme. This is to help “Tee-up” our confirmation class which will begin their faith exploration October 21st. These themes in worship will also be expressed through music, prayers and a mix of media to help shake up, wake and energize our lives. The theme in worship this month… is PRAYER. Whether your prayer life […]

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