From the Pastor, November 9th 2020

Dear Church Family, With the Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas season not that far away there are some holiday traditions that mark this season in our church.  First our season kicks off with our Thanksgiving baskets.  In years past we have collected food and purchased turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets for needy families.  Our WMU and women’s ministry have led [...]

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From the Pastor, November 2nd 2020

Dear Church Family, NOVEMBER….what an interesting month.  Especially this year.  With the election tomorrow, Thanksgiving in in a few weeks and the 1st Sunday of Advent is coming early this year on the 29th.   It will be a fascinating month. With the Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas season not that far away there are some holiday traditions that mark [...]

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From the Pastor, October 26 2020

Dear Church Family, The last time we had a business meeting was in January.  Then the pandemic hit and changed many things in our personal lives, professional lives and also in our church.   We missed the business meetings in March and July, so it was a relief that we were able to hold our first [...]

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From the Pastor, October 19 2020

Dear Church Family, This past Sunday I was surprised with a gift marking Clergy Appreciation Month.  I am truly thankful and humbled by this monetary gift.  I know that in most congregations there is usually a significant majority that truly appreciate their pastor.  But I also know that there is always some who don’t feel [...]

By |2020-10-19T11:29:07-04:00October 19th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, October 19 2020

From the Pastor October 13, 2020

Dear Church Family, This past Sunday we broached the subject of “Spiritual Gifts” or as the Apostle Paul calls them in our scripture passage last week, “Gifts of Grace.” Just to recap we learned a few things; What is a spiritual gift? (and what it is not) Does every believer have a spiritual gift? (the [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:08:27-04:00October 13th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor October 13, 2020

From the Pastor, October 5 2020

Dear Church Family, What a blessing it was to join together with many in our church family around the Lord’s table yesterday.  It was however, somewhat bittersweet as others in our congregation could not be there due to the Covid-19 issue.  You were missed. We paused in our sermon series to hear a communion message [...]

By |2020-10-05T10:23:06-04:00October 5th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, October 5 2020

From the Pastor, September 28 2020

Dear Church Family, This Sunday we’ll be joining our hearts together as we partake of the Lord’s Supper.  This will be our first time to commune together around the Lord’s table since we re-gathered as a congregation in June, and the last time was in March when we did it “virtually.”  It’s long overdue.  When [...]

By |2020-09-28T13:30:13-04:00September 28th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, September 28 2020

From the Pastor, September 21 2020

Dear Church Family, One of my favorite hymns is; “Standing On The Promises” which was the focus of the sermon last Sunday and will be this Sunday as well.  All of us have times in our lives when we face a crisis or problem and it seems larger than we can possibly bear.  Some of [...]

By |2020-09-24T10:27:35-04:00September 24th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, September 21 2020

From the Pastor, September 17th 2020

Dear Church Family, In the next few weeks we will be closing out our series; Christ in You, The Hope of Glory.”  We’ll conclude with a deep dive into understanding what the Bible says about spiritual gifts.  Next to views of the “end times,” spiritual gifts is one of the most misunderstood areas in the [...]

By |2020-09-17T09:18:33-04:00September 17th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, September 17th 2020

From the Pastor, September 10th 2020

Dear Church Family, “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day….”  It’s another rainy day today and it appears it will last for the next 24 hours at least.  But at least the NFL football season begins this week AND the Cubs are still in first place in their division! Well enough of trivial things.  [...]

By |2020-09-10T09:22:52-04:00September 10th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, September 10th 2020