December 14, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – December 16, 2018

Most people seem to admire the type of person that we call a “go-getter”.  By that, I mean  a person who has a high energy level and is continually getting things done.  And that is indeed an admirable personality trait.  But any person who tries to manage life strictly on that basis will come to a time and a place where this method is utterly useless.  When tragedy strikes, and our hearts are broken, we cannot handle that by getting things done.  When age increases, and strength diminishes, and the limitation of time becomes            inescapably clear, we cannot handle that […]
December 6, 2018

Don’t Miss the December Issue of “The Messenger”

     
December 5, 2018

Letter from the Pastor – December 9, 2018

Do you think of sin as though it pertains merely to religion and nothing else? Do not let that word “sin” slip through your mind as though it is some abstraction that the Church has dreamed up as an excuse for her own existence. Multitudes of people who know little and care less about the Church and her message are firm believers in the reality of sin. Why is it that government, at every level, spends millions of dollars to maintain police forces, jails, prisons and courts of law? The basic reason is sin. Why is it that automobile manufacturers […]
November 30, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – December 2, 2018

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  As we know so well, the word simply means ‘coming’ or ‘arrived’.  We use it in this context to refer to the coming of Jesus into the world.  Most of us have celebrated Advent many times and are quite familiar with its meaning.  But what many sometimes fail to recognize is that the coming of Jesus is a three-dimensional concept.  Our usual habit of thought is to limit it to only one meaning or two at the most. Characteristically, we think of Advent in terms of the Christmas story.  This is when we […]
November 26, 2018

Advent Giving Project — Dec 5th-Dec 12th