Pastor’s Blog

Christ – Strengthen Me

Dear Saints, By the time you read this and/or return to church for the first time after being away, you’ll see the nearly completed church offices renovation.  I am deeply grateful to the Kelly and (William) Birch families for their generosity to fund this endeavor. We are still completing the finishing touches but already it […]

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The Bean Pot

Dear Saints, July is gloriously upon us! But before we depart for travel, vacations and family events, let’s revisit what an amazing June we’ve had! We celebrated The Lowther Scholarships, and graduating seniors, presented bibles to our newest disciples and gave “Lord’s Prayer plaques” to all the students who learned the learning the Lord’s Prayer […]

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CELEBRATE all that God is doing here

Dear Saints, I know this is such a busy time of year with Proms, college and high graduations, winding down the school year, planting our gardens and making summer plans. Our church life is equally as busy and exciting. Each Sunday in June has something special and meaningful to offer. Scout Sunday 2nd,  Pentecost and […]

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Feed My Sheep

Dear Saints, Two years ago, on April 29th, we had a church-wide retreat in Reighart Hall. It was a wonderful gathering of people of all ages for fellowship, worship, and discernment. We asked ourselves, one another and God, how and where God was calling us next. Through prayer and conversation with one another, the group […]

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Seeking Deeper Roots

Dear Saints, One of the blessings of having Lent/Easter so late in the calendar year is that it [more] naturally coincides with the rhythm and evidence of Spring. Since a ‘late’ Ash Wednesday and the ensuing time-change we have all been hearing more birds chirping in the morning, seeing courageous hyacinths and daffodils pushing through […]

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Abiding In God

Dear Saints, In Just 6 days we’ll be kicking off our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. Our Ash Wednesday service is like no other. It is communal (in that we impose ashes on one another), it is life giving (in that we have a wonderful, uplifting music), and it is meaningful in that we have […]

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A Month Of Love

Dear Saints, Only 5 shopping days left until Valentine’s Day! So…when you just read that, what was your reaction? Was it “Where did January go?” or perhaps “We’ve got to make reservations!” or maybe…“Ugh, I never know what to get my spouse”. For some Valentine’s Day is just one ‘perfunctory’ holiday that means burdensome card […]

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Can You Pray 5 Minutes A Day?

Dear Saints, Happy New Year! I pray that your New Year is already off to a good start! In seeking ideas for a fresh New Year’s message, I googled the history of New Year’s. Among the articles I found, one from Psychology Today, caught my eye. Author, David Ropeik posited that the motivation to celebrate […]

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Ponder and seek peace

Dear Saints, It’s that time again, when I pick out (and pick on) a Christmas-themed commercial that whips me up. This year, there are two, juxtaposed to make a point. The first of my picks is an ad for a cell phone company  where we see back-to-back home videos of individuals in utter delight (screaming, […]

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Yes, We Are Blessed

Dear Saints, To begin our November newsletter by saying , “It’s that time of year again”….or “it’s the ‘holiday’ season and time to give thanks” … is not only trite and hackneyed (my favorite SAT word) but can also produce anxiety and/or dread around both the holidays and stewardship.  It’s also like every other (boring) […]

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