Pastor’s blog – November 2019 – The Gospel of John

This year for our Advent Bible study we will be looking at the Gospel of John.  For the last 3 years we have studied the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke during Advent.  So this year we turn to the unique story that the Gospel of John places before us.  John...

pastor’s blog – October 2019 – The uniqueness of you

When God the creator breathed life into you, a new being was born.  There was no one like you before and there will be no one like you again.  There is and always will be only one you (unless we start cloning, and that’s another topic for another day).  Throughout my...

Pastor’s blog – August 2019 – Cheerful givers

In 2nd Corinthians we hear one of the greatest lines regarding stewardship: God loves a cheerful giver.  It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by cheerful givers.  Cheerful giving is contagious.  Rather than reluctantly giving of our time, talent, and treasure,...

Pastor’s blog – July 2019 – Christmas in July

Every year at the end of December we celebrate Christmas.  Along with Easter, it’s one of our high holy times within the church year.  Christmas remembers the incarnation, as God enters the world in human form, through the person we know as Jesus.  Christmas reminds...

Pastor’s blog – June 2019 – Table Talk

I remember sitting around the large kitchen table at Grandma’s house eating golden fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, pound cake, sugar cookies, and persimmon pudding.  It was always a feast and it was always delicious.  But I also enjoyed the wonderful...