• Jan2020

    January Pastor’s Message

    January 1, 2020

    “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” That simple phrase has been attributed to many people.  “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” When we walk into a dark room, the first thing we do is turn on the light. When we

  • Nov2019

    December Pastor’s Message

    November 25, 2019

    “The Mystery of Christmas” One reason Sherlock Holmes mysteries have been so popular is that, by the end of the story, the great detective had solved the mystery. Real life is much messier than a Sherlock Holmes story. So much of life remains frustratingly mysterious. The Christmas story is so

  • November Pastor’s Message

    November 11, 2019

    One of Satan’s most devious, and effective, strategies is to put a hint of a lie in a pile of truth. When he approached Eve in the garden, he asked, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” That statement was close to the

  • Oct2019

    I saw a recent statistic:  “Distracted driving causes an accident every 24 seconds.” I wonder how often a “distraction” from our walk with Jesus causes spiritual crashes?  Often Satan’s most effective strategy against us is subtle, and our best defense is “to be alert,” aware of what’s actually going on

  • Sep2019

    September Pastor’s Message

    September 8, 2019

    Satan is a defeated adversary, but he is no fool. Since he can’t defeat God, he tries get at God through us – by distracting us, accusing us, frightening us, lying to us, doing whatever will keep us from spending time with our heavenly Father and helping others come to

  • Aug2019

    August 25, 2019

    August 25, 2019

  • Jun2019

    July Pastor’s Message

    June 30, 2019

    Over the summer we’ll look at “life experiences” of some of God’s people. Two things their lives demonstrate: Life can be (and often will be) painful, harsh, and unfair. God is faithful to His people, whatever life brings. The most important thing is not “whether bad things happen” (they will)

  • May2019

    This month we will celebrate a baptism, graduations, and Father’s Day, each one representing a season in life. The Lord Jesus wants to infuse us with his wisdom appropriate to each of life’s seasons. This prayer, written by an anonymous nun in the 17th century, is a helpful reminder for any

  • Miracles – mothers – misplaced treasure – memories – all gifts of God, which He has given us to point us to Himself. All designed to help us know Him better. In a time when “personal opinion” seems more important than “truth”, is it possible to say “I know God”

  • Mar2019

    April Pastor’s Message

    March 31, 2019

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame… The scars on Jesus’ hands and side and feet will forever remind us of what he suffered for us on the cross. But there is no physical reminder of a different kind of suffering