Category Archive: Pastor’s Message

Inspirational messages from our Pastor

Sep 29 2014

The Very Best Church Sign

John 2:1-11 By the time you read this, we will have a new, highly visible church sign on the front lawn. What a blessing! An abundant memorial gift (in the name of a late, beloved member of our congregation) enabled us to make this important investment. Our new sign replaces the long-time church sign that …

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Aug 01 2014

The Gospel in Dialogue

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me … and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple – truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” –Jesus, in Matthew 10: 40, 42 …

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Jan 27 2014

Ministry Outreach with Veterans of War

Since Karen Peterson and I returned from “The Journey Home from War” workshop at Eastern Mennonite University in September, a Veterans Ministry Team has formed, with the intent of building a mission outreach to war veterans in our surrounding community. We want to establish a safe and welcoming community for veterans and all that they …

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Oct 22 2013

Pastoral Reflections

“Jesus’ new reality is affirmed and announced on the margins, where people are ready to understand and ask questions.” — Richard Rohr I’ve been pondering Richard Rohr’s astute observation. The Jesus of the gospels brings the living, breathing, good news of God’s saving love to the “harassed and helpless”; to those who have not been …

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Jul 25 2013

Dwelling in the Land of Illness: A Common Faith Journey

We all face illness in our lives. No one is exempt. At some point it will be our illness, arriving like an unwelcome visitor. Along the way we share life with family, friends, community members, and other loved ones who are sick. Rev. Dr. Carl Yusavitz, the Director of Pastoral Services at Penn Foundation, blessed …

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Apr 27 2013

Practice Makes Complete

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit …” — Acts 2:4 “The Acts of the Apostles” is an inspired, thrilling new chapter in the ongoing love story of God and God’s people. In the New Testament Greek, the title of the book is Praxis, which quite literally means “practice”. Flowing forth from the …

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