March 25, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – March 27, 2022

                Have you ever noticed that prayer appears to be a simple exercise for some people? Not so for others. Many people find it difficult, if not impossible, to pray. Even those who have come to church for years may pray only rarely. Often they have no sense of a personal participation or little awareness of the presence of God.                 Most Christians would like to learn to pray more effectively.  They believe that God welcomes their prayer.  How does one talk to God?  Will my words be acceptable?  Do I sound like […]
March 18, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – March 20, 2022

                  If we preach the Gospel in its entirety, if we continue Christ’s work which has become a countersign in today’s world, we shall encounter misunderstanding, rejection, and persecution.  Jesus prepares us for this in advance when He warns: “The reason the world hates you is that you do not belong to the world… Remember what I told you:  No slave is greater than his master.  They will harry you as they harried Me.”                 We can survive the indifference and the hostility of those who do not want their consciences troubled […]
March 11, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – March 13, 2022

                More than 60 years ago, a New York stockbroker named Bill Wilson visited a physician named Bill Wilson visited a physician named Robert Smith in a hospital in Akron, Ohio. “Dr. Bob” was a patient in the detoxification for chronic alcoholics; Wilson was newly recovering from that same disease.  As they spoke, Bob began to see hope for his own life, and Bill who had been tempted to drink that day grew more confident in his own sobriety.  Something about that meeting between two hopeless men was healing and helpful.                  That […]
March 4, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – March 6, 2022

               A study of the history of war offers little encouragement to a world that is hungry for peace.  In ancient times wars were fought on a small scale between village and village.  Then it became tribe against tribe and province against province.  Later the combatants were nations, then coalitions of nations.  Until today it seems that virtually one half of the world is lined up against the other half.                  A similar development can be traced in the weapons that are used to wage war.  At first people fought each other with clubs […]
February 25, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – February 27, 2022

               Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and we begin the season of Lent.  It is a time for all of us to stop and to reflect and remember   Do you remember those days when you dreamed beautiful dreams?  You were thinking about the wonderful life that was waiting for your over there in the future.  Dreaming is a vital part of living.  Think how impoverished our world would be without dreamers.  Every great human accomplishment is nothing more than a dream come true.  The electric light was once a dream in the mind of Thomas […]