Pastor’s Weekly Letter

December 9, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – December 11, 2016

              The other day a father of several children remarked:  “Christmas used to come as a     complete surprise to me every year.”                “What do you mean?”               “I mean that I was never ready for Christmas financially.  I guess I knew it was coming, but I never saved anything up so that it didn’t wipe me out financially.”                “It’s not a surprise anymore.”              “Several years ago, I learned to set aside enough each month so that when Christmas came I was ready.”              What that father was […]
December 3, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – December 4, 2016

It certainly seems that the world today is once again in desperate need of a spiritual awakening.  It is the only hope for the survival of the human race!  In the midst of the vast problems which face our world Christians are strangely silent and powerless, almost overwhelmed by the tide of secularism.  And yet, Christians are called to be the “salt of the earth”, keeping a decaying society from further corruption.  Christians are to be the “light of the world”, illuminating the darkness caused by sin and giving guidance to a world that has lost its way.  We are […]
November 23, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – November 27, 2016

If we were to believe the statistical charts and reports so commonly quoted these days, a   single conclusion is inescapable:  we, the disciples of Jesus, are not winning the world, we are losing it!  That is, of course, if we are to believe those statistical charts, because quite frankly, figures can be quoted, twisted, used, or misused, as we have seen in recent months, to prove virtually anything.  It is never easy to know just how reliable or accurate any particular survey is, at least not until we know the background and bias of the agency or individual responsible for […]
November 18, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – November 20, 2016

Deep inside of every one of us is a “little voice” that speaks to us about matters of right and wrong.  When we anticipate certain actions, the “little voice” says to us that we ought to do this or we ought not do that.  When life is viewed in retrospect, the “little voice” commends us for some things we have done and condemns us for others.  We, of course, call that “little voice” our conscience.  Some people make light of it.  Others define it as “an inner voice which warns us that someone might be looking”.  Some others say, “a […]
November 12, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – November 13, 2016

In one of our gospels, Jesus is quoted as saying, “On this rock I will build my Church, and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it.” When Jesus made that statement, the Church was just beginning. It was very small and seemingly insignificant. But now it reaches around the world and plays a vital role in the lives of millions of people. Enemies have tried and sill try to stop it, but they have failed. Despite opposition from without and weaknesses from within, the Church has lived and flourished across the centuries. The words of Jesus have come […]