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From the Pastor’s Desk October 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

What an amazing September it has been!   A team has formed comprised of members of the staff-parish   relations committee and the REACH team. They will be contacting members and setting up dates for training for ushers, greeters, communion servers, liturgists, ambassadors and shepherding, and fellowship hosts and hostesses. They will also set up schedules. Let’s […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

We are like explorers who set out searching for one thing only to find something else. As Christians or those seeking Christ we have ideas of who Christ is and what it means to follow Christ. Often, we compose our own set of standards or beliefs based upon our comfort zones and levels of justification […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk July 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

You have a lot to read in this issue so I will be brief. My message is that God Loves you and there is nothing you can do about it. Tell it to your neighbors, your family and yes even to strangers. I want to thank all who assisted with setting up, sorting and working […]

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Pastor’s Words – June 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Book of Discipline notes that “local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs”. Through the leadership of clergy and lay persons, individuals come face to face with those who have taken […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk May 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

It was a great vacation, spending quality time with Polly, taking walks, going to the beach and reading lots of books, I read the Gospels Mark, Luke & John and four other books written by my favorite authors. I was able to spend time in prayer and meditation while enjoying the warm weather and the […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk March 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Dear Irish and Irish Wannabe Saints, St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17th. It particularly remembers St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. I am part of the Wanna be Saints on St. Patrick’s day. I may have […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

According to a medieval legend, God once sent two angels to the earth on a special mission, with each one of them carrying a basket. One angel was assigned to gather up all of the prayers of petition, and the other was assigned to gather up all of the prayers of thanksgiving. The first angel returned very quickly, […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – October 2017

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

What a mighty God we serve! No wonder the angels bow before Him, and heaven and earth adore Him and declare His great glory and holiness! No matter what is happening in the world at large or your personal world, God is on the throne and as sovereign is working to perform His will in […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – September 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

September is the beginning of another school year. It is also the beginning of college and professional football, and of exciting times for many. However September elicits  memories which are difficult for us to ponder. September 11 is a day for prayer, a day of memory and hope, a day to rededicate our lives to […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

  From the Gospel according to Luke “But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried […]

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