Articles Posted in the " Pastor’s Notes " Category

  • My Mom’s Piano

    In the living room of the parsonage is the piano I played under as a child. Instead of a dining room, we had a music room filled by this baby grand piano and music ranging from a collection of old hymnals to classical choral music. Over the years we added onto the house, built a […]

  • Our Shared Covenant Of Itinerancy

    “Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Ordination in the United Methodist Church includes a commitment to itinerancy. Before a person is ordained as an Elder, one of the questions they must answer to the satisfaction of the Board of Ordained Ministry is, “Do you […]

  • A Week of Prayer

    To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them. – John Calvin “Pray for …” the request begins. It can be a health issue, a broken relationship, the possibility of bad news, or personal chaos that leads to ask for prayer. Seldom does […]

  • Remembering With God

    As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13 – 14 (NRSV) As darkness descended outside, the sanctuary filled with adults, children, and youth. The congregation gathered for a somber service […]

  • What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

    Is this the kind of fast I choose, a day of self-affliction, of bending one’s head like a reed and of lying down in mourning clothing and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? – Isaiah 58:5, Common English Bible Every year, as Lent approaches, my friend Brian […]