Pastor’s Weekly Letter

July 13, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – July 15, 2018

 It is a commonly known fact that people of the ancient world believed there were many gods.  In the early biblical history, each nation was thought to have its own deity whom they worshiped and upon whom they depended for the necessities of life.  Later, in the times of the Greek and Roman empires, people believed in gods who overreached national boundaries but had limited categories of concern and responsibility.  For example, there was Apollo, god of the sun; Bacchus, god of wine; Minerva, goddess of wisdom; and Venus, goddess of love and beauty. This ancient theology is generally thought […]
July 6, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – July 8, 2018

          I read an article recently in a religious newspaper. It told of a famous Japanese artist who had contacted Christian missionaries to inquire about a ticket to heaven. He was a very old man who knew that death could not be far away. He had heard that Jesus had tickets to heaven, and he wanted to purchase one.           Some of us would laugh at the old man for wanting to purchase a ticket to heaven. But none of us would laugh at him for wanting to go to heaven. We […]
June 29, 2018

Letter from the Pastor – July 1, 2018

          This weekend will be the 4th of July, a date of historical significance because it marks the birth of our nation. It was on that day in 1776 that representatives of the thirteen colonies signed a document declaring themselves to be a free and independent nation. Most of us are familiar with the contents of that document. We, of course, know it as “The Declaration of Independence”. In clear and concise language, it avows that the colonies are no longer connected with or controlled by the British Empire.            That part […]
June 22, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – June 24, 2018

I suppose there are times when everyone longs to recapture the carefree innocence and joy of childhood.  We wish that for just one day we could shake off the burdensome responsibilities of adult life and put our feet under Dad’s table once more.  Admittedly, this emotion carries with it an element of escapism, but it is not necessarily all bad.  There are, of course, some characteristics of childhood that we should outgrow and leave behind forever.  Such childish traits as impatience and total self-centeredness have no place in adult life.  But there are certain basic elements of childhood that we […]
June 15, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – June 17, 2018

We fool ourselves if we think that society in the last 2000 years has fallen in step with the teachings and values of Jesus.  Go into the boardroom of most any major corporation and try to convince the board of directors that people are more important than profits.  How far do you think you would get?  Certainly, no farther than first base, and it’s doubtful you would even get up to bat.  Go to Congress or the Senate and argue there that housing and jobs and education and the respect for all human life at all its stages should take […]