Pastor’s Weekly Letter

September 29, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – October 1, 2017

I read an old story about a New Englander and his son who were fishing in the    Atlantic, off the coast of Maine.  They had been at it all day, and the sun was sinking low in the west.  A storm was moving in and the waves were building higher.  The boy, partly afraid of the storm and partly tired and hungry, was ready to go home.  He said to his dad, “Papa, right now mother is probably praying for our safe return.”  The father understood and said with a smile, “You’re right; I’ll hold the rudder while you run […]
September 22, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – September 24, 2017

All of us know what it means to have experiences of illumination and insight.  We have had those experiences when even for a moment, vision cleared, doubt and cynicism fled, and faith seemed the most real and reasonable thing in all the world.             We all have those days when we need to remember the mountaintop moments of life.  Pessimism seems to be the prevailing mood of the time.  There is a general distrust of the political system.  There is doubt and uneasiness concerning the economy.  There is growing skepticism concerning the ability of society to correct its course and […]
September 15, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – September 17, 2017

St. Augustine once said, “Dig deep enough in any person, and you will find something divine.”  That is a perfect description of the working method of Jesus.  Put Him one-on-one with any person, and He would dig until He found that something divine.  Then He would seek to draw out that quality and make it the dominant theme of that person’s life.  He did this with the woman who was caught in adultery.  He saw something inside of her, deeper than her sinfulness.  And He made His appeal to that.  Underneath her worst, He never doubted there was something better.  […]
September 8, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – September 10, 2017

Back in January of 1982, a plane crashed at National Airport in Washington D.C.  While  taking off during a snow storm, it lost altitude, bounced off a bridge and fell into the river.  In the aftermath of the tragedy, a helicopter was used to lift survivors from the icy water.  The rescue effort produced a number of heroes. One of the most memorable was a man in the water.  When the helicopter came for him, he waved it on to another survivor.  He did this, not once, but several times.  And when the helicopter came back the last time, it […]
September 1, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – September 3, 2017

In every normal person there is a longing to be somebody, to get somewhere, to amount to something.  In our first moments, we would like to be able to live our lives in such a fashion that at the end, those who know us best could look back and say, “He was a truly great man.  She was a truly great woman.”  Jesus Himself talked about a quality of life that can be called true greatness and calls us each day to this greatness.  But we need to look closer at what that truly means and what that kind of […]