Pastor’s Weekly Letter

April 6, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – April 8, 2018

In the course of our daily lives, it is such an easy thing for us to lose our awareness of God.  There are so many things that can come in and obscure His presence.  Trouble can do it and so can success.  Sometimes it’s just plain business at home or at work.  In the hectic pace of modern living, God somehow gets pushed out of our thoughts and seemingly out of our lives.  Then one day, something happens to remind us that we need Him; so, we start to look for Him.  And at times like that He can seem […]
March 28, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – April 1, 2018

Today is Easter Sunday.  It is a day in which the message of Easter tells us:  Don’t give up; don’t quit; don’t throw in the towel.  This life is not all that there is.  Stay tuned.  There is much more to come. You and I need that message, probably more than we know.  I suspect that this is the  reason more people return to the Church on Easter than any other day of the year.  Somehow, we know that human life cannot find its total expression within the limits of time.  Everything here, everything around us and within us cries […]
March 27, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – March 25, 2018

Today is Palm Sunday, 2018.  This week started with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ended with his tragic death on Calvary.   In a sense, it is very strange that this week should be called holy.  As we walked through it, unfolding before our eyes was a scene of deception and dishonor, betrayal and denial, political expedience and religious corruption, all of which culminated in the greatest crime of history.  Judged by the scenery, this could easily be called Hell Week.  But the strength and courage of one man took those seven days of shame and transformed them into […]
March 16, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – March 18, 2018

To forgive other people is one of the most difficult things any of us will have to do.  If perhaps you don’t know that, it can only mean that you have never tried it.  Perhaps you’ve never been faced with that necessity.  Maybe your heart has never been broken.  Maybe you’ve never been cheated, or lied to, or insulted.  Maybe you’ve never suffered physical or psychological injury at the hands of careless, or worse yet, malicious people. If nothing like that has ever happened to you, let me assure you that you should be grateful; but you should also be […]
March 9, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – March 11, 2018

 Jesus once asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  Peter, as was often the case, spoke for the group: “You are the Messiah.”  You and I can hear those words with little or no emotion; but to those first disciples, they were dramatic beyond measure.  From the beginning they had taught, hoped, even dared to  believe that Jesus might be the long-awaited redeemer, spoken of by the prophets.  Now they were sure of it.  Then, at that very point, Jesus began to teach them that He had to suffer, be rejected by His own people, and die.  […]