Pastor’s Blog

Christian Community

Dear Saints, In case you missed it, (as I did) the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned another champion this year on June 1st. The word that won? Koinonia. Yup, a Greek word from the New testament that means Christian Community. It first appears in Acts 2. Koinonia is laced all throughout the New Testament as […]

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Watching for Rainbows

Dear Saints, In the wake of this week’s media outbreaks of racial and personal attacks I am feeling just plain disgusted. I hope I am not alone. While I believe everyone has a right to their opinion, we seem to have lost not only a sense of human decency, we have also clearly lost our […]

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Spring Cleaning

Dear Saints, Spring is squarely upon us and I’m sure we’re all breathing a sigh of relief that we are done with threats of snow piling up, day after day. But along with Spring comes the cultural reminder it’s time for spring cleaning! Some of you may already be in an annual rhythm of swapping […]

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Jesus-Journey

Dear My Beloved Saints, You are AMAZING You are so LOVING You are so THOUGHTFUL You are so KIND You are so GENEROUS You are so FORGIVING YOU were with me when I called you, by name, to an unknown future. YOU were with me when I taught in the temple and invited the unknown […]

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God’s Love and God’s Forgiveness

Dear Saints, There’s a place not too far from my house where I go to watch the sunset from time to time. This time of year there few to no other cars that join me to watch the colors come up after the sun sets over the still waters and a large mountain range. I […]

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Loving And Forgiving

Dear Saints, Call me crazy but I can’t wait for Lent this year. I’ve been pondering why. There are a few reasons. First, we have so many new, interesting and creative ways to experience Lent together. The Lenten devotional is back for a 2nd year with so many beautiful daily offerings from so many of […]

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Our Mission Dollars at Work!

Thank you to the congregation for raising $1,490 for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to support their work after Hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California fires. The Mission Co-Op designated an additional $1,000 for PDA, making a total of $2,490 that we are sending for this relief effort. On November 5th we […]

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Give. Act. Pray.

Dear Friends, As most of us are aware, Hurricane Irma – a record-setting storm – has caused tremendous damage. Starting on Sunday, September 17, 2017, and for the next four weeks, we will be collecting donations to support PDA’s Disaster Recovery fund. Please READ BELOW and either donate online at the link in the “GIVE:” section below […]

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Welcome Back To School

It’s hard to believe that we’re only days away from “Back to School”! As we all know either from our own experiences or our children, grandchildren, etc., back to school can be a time of mixed-emotions. It can be a time of excitement, new possibilities, new challenges, and opportunities to grow and learn. But it […]

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The Ripple Effect

June was a wonderfully busy month in worship — especially celebrating our new members on Pentecost, honoring our scholarship recipients, and graduates, and lifting up this year’s VBS theme: Living Waters for the world. Pastor Lorrie preached a super sermon on June 12th to lift up that theme. (see below) As we head into summer which […]

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