August Pastor Message

Dr. Johnson had invited the Garrett family (all seven of them) to use his summer cabin for the month of July. They had free rein to everything in the cabin – he only asked that they clear the brush around the property, and other small jobs. The family started the

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July Pastor’s Message

Each generation of Christians faces very large issues which they are called by the Lord to face biblically, courageously, graciously. Most people in England though slavery was a necessary, if evil, institution, until William Wilberforce devoted his life to its elimination. Our generation of Christians has faced ongoing struggles with

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June Pastor’s Message

This month we honor graduates, who will face new challenges. We also honor fathers, who continue to face the challenge of being a godly man and a good father. At National Conference, delegates will challenged to remind their congregations “why we’re here.” From our Bishop’s welcome to National Conference: “It’s

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May Pastor’s Message

Reflecting on home: Someone once said, “Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.” In Psalm 137, the Jews exiled to Babylon found it impossible to sing the songs they remembered from back home when they were far from home. The Lord used

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April Pastor’s Message

The chorus of a beautiful old gospel song says this: He could have called ten thousand angels, To destroy the world, and set him free. He could have called ten thousand angels, But he died alone for you and me. Jesus’ greatest desire was to do the Father’s will; on

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March Pastor’s Message

Pity the poor weatherman. Even with the most modern meteorological instruments and years of experience, weather prediction is an inexact science at best. And because the weather affects so much of our plans, we depend on those predictions. So, when things don’t go according to plan (when the weatherman is

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February Message

Seeing babies has often prompted me to think, “I wonder what this one will become?” That really small baby who cries a lot – will she become a whiner or a fighter? That ten-pound boy with the coal black hair who isn’t much trouble – will he become the most

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January Message

During the Christmas season, we often talk about trying to “keep the Christmas spirit all year long.”  Yet we never seem to do it for long; perhaps because such constant emotional intensity would be impossible to maintain all year. In our Advent journey through the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, we

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December Message

I recently found a poem which reminds me of the reason Jesus came to earth.   “Let the Stable Still Astonish” Let the stable still astonish: Straw-dirt floor, dull eyes, Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen; Crumbling, crooked walls; No bed to carry that pain, And then, the child, Rag-wrapped, laid

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September Message

A recent commercial for a newly-released technology pictures a conversation as it would appear on a smart phone; but you soon realize that these people are actually in the same room, talking to each other. The closing thought is that “some things are best said face-to-face.” We do need to

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