Pastor’s Blog

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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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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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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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 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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