Pastor’s Blog

Jul
29

belong

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For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.    Romans 14:7-8 belong - I am chosen and have ... Continue

Jun
27

beloved – dearly loved and chosen

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Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together ... Continue

May
28

Come Holy Spirit!

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Come Holy Spirit! “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 It is the most wonderful time of the year. The season of Pentecost, which begins in ... Continue

Apr
26

empty things

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We once had an egg hunt where the goal was to find the empty egg. Oh, the coins and candy in the other eggs were certainly exciting, but the goal to find the empty egg was to remind all of us about the empty tomb on the first day of the week, when ... Continue

Mar
27

Lent, Holy Week & Easter!

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Our last two Wednesday soup supper gatherings this Lenten season are Apr 3 & 10 at 6 pm. We will continue our Lenten focus with prayer and reading the scriptures for the coming Sunday. This has generated good conversation and insight each week! Pastor Gail has kindly agreed to lead us through Holy Week officiating at ... Continue

Mar
4

Love…Family…Home

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Dear Friends, The building is not quite as full, and seems empty in Pastor Wandrey’s absence. His office is bare bones with only a few visible traces of occupation these last six years. I think I would like the dust and memories to settle before any preparation begins in there. Eventually will come the cleaning, ... Continue

Jan
29

Continuing Our Vision!

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Some of you have heard my faith story in bits and pieces either in a class or in sermons, but many of you have not heard much. I share it not for any pride on my part, but to emphasize how God works in our lives, and to encourage you ... Continue

Jan
2

No Worries!

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Another Christmas has come and gone. So what’s different this time? Are things any different than before? When God enters human history and becomes one of us, it makes a difference! Even though God kept it pretty quiet except for the angel chorus, and limited to only a few people ... Continue

Nov
29

The Good News of Jesus

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We have entered the holiday season with its vast variety of activities and events. We can sometimes be so busy that we become overwhelmed in our individual lives and families, and even with all that is happening in our congregation, beginning with Thanksgiving worship, wrapping up Stewardship responses and Ministry ... Continue

Oct
26

Day of Thanks!

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President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling our nation to prayer, repentance and thanksgiving, citing divine blessing and punishment. Our nation today may not be in the midst of a civil war, but we would be wise to mark well Lincoln’s words, and the reasons we need a national day ... Continue