Articles Posted in the " Pastor’s Notes " Category

  • 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 […]


  • Living Into Our Baptism

    All Christians are called through their baptism to this ministry of servanthood in the world to the glory of God and for human fulfillment. – 2012 Book of Discipline Christian discipleship is a lifelong journey of living out the implications of our baptism. As a means of grace, our baptism is a continual reminder that […]


  • Keep Christ in Christmas… Really

    “Keep Christ in Christmas!” It’s a rally cry for many who are upset with the growing secularization of Christmas. Every “Happy Holidays” banner or “Merry Xmas” sign is met with protests and a flurry of Facebook statuses demanding we “keep Christ in Christmas!” The season of Advent and Christmas is an ideal time for faithful […]


  • Being Grateful

    Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 106:1 (NRSV) The 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge is a recent twist on the old song, “Count Your Blessings.” The challenge is to daily identify one thing for which you are thankful, and give a […]