Pastor’s blog – October 2020 – Patience

I consider myself a patient person.  Most of the time, I think I’ve been fairly good on the “patience scale” when it comes to being a father, pastor, fisherman, and Washington football fan.  But one area where I’ve never had much patience is learning a musical...

Pastor’s blog – September 2020 – Diving in

I vividly remember the day it was time for me to learn how to swim.  It had been put off for so long, probably because of my fear and procrastination.  I was maybe in the second grade and many of my friends were already very comfortable in the water.   So there I...

Pastor’s blog – August 2020 – Narrative Lectionary

On September 13th we will begin something new at Salem.  A lectionary is a selection of Bible readings appointed for each Sunday. The Revised Common Lectionary, which we have been using for many years, is a three-year cycle of readings that provides four readings for...

Pastor’s blog – June 2020 – Beyond a celebration

During my years as an ordained pastor, I’ve been involved in many wedding celebrations.  Leading up to each one, I’ve met with couples for some pre-marriage conversation.  We discuss areas that every couple needs to consider for a successful marriage such as good...