Pastor’s Weekly Letter

December 10, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – December 13, 2020

          For most of us, Christmas is a time of happiness.  We have learned to love virtually everything about it – the music, the lights, the giving and receiving of gifts, the fellowship of friends and family.  Year after year, we anticipate this season with great excitement and remember it with fondness, long after it is gone.            But in the midst of all this happiness, we need to remember that for some people Christmas is the loneliest time of the year.  For some, Christmas festivities remind them of broken relationships, and […]
December 4, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – December 6, 2020

One of life’s most wonderful blessings is the gift of sleep.  If you doubt that, talk to some person who suffers from chronic insomnia.  They dread going to bed for fear of  being unable to sleep.  They toss and turn throughout the night.  They get up the next morning, exhausted and frustrated by their inability to sleep. Too much sleep is almost as detrimental as too little.  The person who constantly wants to sleep is either physically sick or emotionally depressed, or is just plain bored with life.  The story of Rip Van Winkle is an American legend about a […]
November 25, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – November 29, 2020

A clerk in a small town store said to the pastor, “I know she is a member of your Church, but she is the most difficult person to wait on when she comes into my store.”  A traveling salesman said, “I know he is on your committee and so far as I know, he is honest, but in the business world it would be easier to get along with the devil.” Make no mistake, a bad disposition is a tragic curse in any life.  Have you ever stopped to consider that the sins of the spirit can negate your Christian […]
November 20, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – November 22, 2020

Let me ask this question, and try to answer it honestly:  Who or what is the most important thing in your life?  That is not an easy question to answer.  Our lives are involved with so many things and include so many things that it is difficult to isolate just one as central and supreme.  But someone or something is.  All our lives are organized into a hierarchy of commitments and concerns, and at the top sits one supreme thing or person to which we subordinate and would even sacrifice all the rest. For some people that person or thing […]
November 13, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – November 15, 2020

What exactly was, or is, demon possession? How did it happen?  Was it voluntary or      involuntary?  Did it occur through guilt or ignorance or accident?  Are there parallel instances  today? All of these are questions, the answer to which, I do not know.  Yet despite the mysteries, there is one area in which the New Testament communicates clearly and effectively.  It speaks to us about the  tragedy of divided living. We all have horns and halos, strengths and weaknesses.  We are both good and bad.  All men of insight have felt this same conflict within themselves.  St. Paul wrote, “It […]