Pastor’s Weekly Letter

May 7, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – May 9, 2021

                There is a proverb that says, “Be careful, my child, what you want, for you shall surely get it.”  That is an overstatement, but it is the overstatement of a truth.  Within the bounds of reason, you and I do tend to get from life those things that we really want, because we go after them.  We pay the price that it takes to get them.                  The challenge remains for each of us to apply this searching test to his or her life.  It is one thing, and a rather easy […]
April 30, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – May 2, 2021

There is a well-known proverb which says, “It’s not the gift but the thought that counts.”  And the truth of that saying is easy to document and difficult to dispute.  Look at your own experience.  I dare say the most cherished gifts you have received have not necessarily been the most expensive. One man told a typical story about an old pocket watch which he kept in a glass case on his desk.  The watch had no practical usefulness.  It had long since stopped keeping time, and it had almost no monetary value. But the man also indicated that it […]
April 22, 2021

Letter from the Pastor – April 25, 2021

          I suppose there is no higher compliment that one could pay another person than to call him or her “my friend”. Wrapped up in that simple statement are all of the affection and respect, the trust and loyalty that makes life in this sometimes troubled world both possible and worthwhile. Isn’t it strange that we often take friendship for granted and treat it casually?           The truth is that no human relationship is all that it ought to be until it has been elevated to the level of friendship. We can […]
April 16, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – April 18, 2021

There is a verse in Psalms which says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.”  What that means is that we do not own anything.  It is only ours to use for a little while.  Ultimately, everything in this world belongs to God.  Deep in our hearts, we all recognize the truth of that.  Yet somehow, we tend to live our lives on a different basis.  We act as if these earthly possessions were ours forever.  We commit our time and energy to their accumulation.  We cling to them as if […]
April 9, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – April 11, 2021

Some people ask why is prayer necessary at all?  God knows what we need; why tell Him?  He wants the best for every one of us; why should we request anything?  Well, there are some things that God cannot give us.  We must keep in mind that Christian prayer does not mean persuading God to give us what we want.  That is pagan prayer.  Christian prayer means putting ourselves in the position where God can give us what He wants us to have.  Giving, in this sense, is not a simple, one-sided matter.  It is a dual transaction in which […]