Pastor’s Weekly Letter

January 7, 2023

Letter From the Pastor- January 8, 2023

If one is to believe the statistical charts and reports so commonly quoted today, a single conclusion is inescapable: the disciples of Jesus are not inning the world, they are losing it! Now mind you, I said, “If one is to believe the statistical charts ….” for quite frankly, figures can be quoted, twisted, used, or misused to prove virtually anything.  It is never easy to know just how reliable or accurate any survey is, at least not until you know the background and bias of the agency or individual responsible for it. But without quoting any specific numbers or […]
December 28, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – January 1, 2023

What is God’s intention for families?  What part does God mean families to play in human life?  Only when we understand what God has revealed about the family can we hope to find solutions to the problems families face today.  The clearest statement of God’s plan for our family is the one that comes right at the beginning of the Bible in the account of the creation of man.  We often miss the point of this account.  Living as we do in a highly individualistic society, we’re used to thinking of humanity as a mass of individuals.  Consequently we read […]
December 22, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – December 25, 2022

Do you remember years ago when railroad crossings were marked with a sign that said, “Stop, Look and Listen?”  The purpose of that sign was safety.  It was intended to prevent motorists from driving into the path of a rapidly moving train. Today is the feast of Christmas.  Today I borrow the slogan of the railroad  crossing not so much to emphasize safety as perspective.  What better time to pause and take a look at our life, before we move ahead into 2023. So many of us are so immersed in the things of this earth that we never see […]
December 15, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – December 18, 2022

Can you remember as a child the anticipation you felt as Christmas approached?  It was such an exciting time of year.  For some reason, adults seemed to be a little happier and less fussy than usual.  Music filled the air, packages were under the tree, secrets were being whispered from person to person.  Sometimes the excitement would build until you would think you were going to burst.  Perhaps we have since discarded that kind of anticipation as just a childish fantasy; but I hope not, for it isn’t altogether without scriptural precedent.  For   example, there is the meeting between Virgin […]
December 9, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – December 11, 2022

  Isiah, the advent Prophet, envisions a world free of hatred, and rivalries, and filled with the peace that only God can bring.  He pictures a real world made as people were meant to be in God’s image and likeliness.    He calls us to prepare to be part of that world by acknowledging God’s Kingdom announced by Jesus.  That kingdom grows and flourishes in our lives and in our world whenever we do the will of God. Unfortunately, we all experience a threefold alienation: from others and from ourselves.  We live in a secular world, a society organized apart from […]