Pastor’s Weekly Letter

October 11, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – October 19, 2019

As you know, the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven different writings.  It contains biography, history, theology, philosophy, ethics, poetry, prophesy, and even some economics.  But first and foremost, it is God’s love letter to His children. The ministry of Jesus from start to finish was a revolutionary movement of love.  He  simply started loving people that heretofore had either been ignored or despised.  Everything He said and did challenged the existing concepts of God. And if we take Jesus seriously, His revelation of God will be as radical today as it was in the first century.  We will […]
October 4, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – October 6, 2019

Karol Wojtyla’s early years were spent in a setting much like that of any child growing up in Poland at the time, with a loving and religious family life and the usual schoolboy friendships.  But tragedy entered his life at the age of eight when his mother died after a short illness.  The death of his older brother Edmund, only four years later, who as a young doctor became fatally infected with scarlet fever, and his father’s death in the first year of World War II, left Karol Wojtyla with no immediate family before he turned 21.  Despite the loss […]
September 27, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – September 29, 2019

                 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 all […]
September 20, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – September 22, 2019

Jesus understood things about people that modern psychology has only in recent years begun to figure out.  Consider His perception of the destructive effects of hate on the human soul.  Some have thought of Him as a starry-eyed dreamer because He taught His disciples to hate nobody, to love everybody, even their enemies. If you think that idea is an empty dream, take a closer look at the lives of people.  Find someone who is consumed by hatred and see the results.  It may be bad for the   person who is hated, but it is infinitely worse for the one […]
September 13, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – September 15, 2019

                Most of us have experienced various kinds of encounters with God.  We have seen Him, for example, in the world of nature.  We have felt His presence under the breathtaking beauty of a starlit night.  We have almost read His signature in the lower right-hand corner of a sunset.  We have heard His voice in the wind as it gently rustles the leaves of a tree.                 We have also met Him inside of our own hearts and minds.  We have felt His comforting presence in times f sorrow and His troubling […]