Pastor’s Blog

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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A Shield of Faith

Dear Saints, As I pondered what ‘new’ insight I could share with you for our Summer edition of the Spire, I had this vague recollection that I written a summer article a while back, around rest. I dug it out and sure enough in 2011 I reviewed all the wonderful things we had accomplished including […]

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Do You Perceive It?

Dear Saints, As God speaks to us through Isaiah “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”. (Is 43:18-19) This text was God’s hopeful, promising message to God’s people […]

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Shouting Stones

Dear Saints, If you were with us for Palm Sunday this year, you might remember the theme that we celebrated all throughout Palm Sunday; God’s unfathomable power to love and redeem all of God’s creation. It may not have landed that way for you, but hopefully you still have a stone and a homemade cross […]

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Little Rewards

Dear Saints, Late afternoon is not a good time for me to be shopping in the super market, as a developing hunger creates a desire to buy more food than I need. The other day I hurried through and tried hard not to over buy. But then I was waiting in the checkout line and […]

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Lost & Found

Dear Saints, Lent is upon us once again and with it an opportunity to learn, be refreshed, revived and renewed. For as many of us as there are, there are as many ways to speak about, process and experience Lent. Some focus on the giving up of a food item or habit as a way of being faithful and repentant. Some choose to […]

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