The Pastor’s Pen

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Below is a collection of recent Sunday writings from our Pastor.  Click on the title to view in the blog.  If you want to see all writings, select the ‘Church Blog’ from the menu above.

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  • The Pastor’s Pen – May 13, 2018 - …worth more than precious jewels 5/13/12   Scripture: Selections from Proverbs 31(MSG Trans.)   Dear Mom, First of all, Happy Mother’s Day!  I know you can hear me, and I […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – May 6, 2018 - share the love… May 6, 2018   Scriptures: John 15:9-17, 1 John 5:1-5, 1 Cor. 9:19-23   As I have shared with you in the past, sometimes I read through […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – April 22, 2018 - Oh Master let me walk with thee… April 22, 2018 Scriptures: John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24 For starters I want to offer thanks for all who have responded to our […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – April 15, 2018 - ‘…thief in the night…opioid addiction’ April 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – April 8, 2018 - …and now the work begins April 8, 2018   Scripture: Acts 4:32-35, John 20:19-30 When speaking on this passage from John’s gospel, which tells of Jesus’ appearance to his disciples […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – April 1, 2018 - …beyond belief…beyond hearsay Easter Sunday April 1, 2018   Scriptures: Based loosely but faithfully on John 20:1-18, and Luke 24:13-49 I am not sure it is possible to understand how […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – March 25, 2018 - …the ‘stone’ the builders rejected March 25, 2018   Scripture: Matthew 21:1-23, 42   Usually on Palm Sunday we focus on the absolute joy and wild abandon with which the […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – March 18, 2018 - …no easy task, the broken woman March 18, 2018   Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Towards the middle of my last year in seminary I found I still needed a few credits […]
  • The Pastor’s Pen – March 11, 2018 - "For John 3:17 tells us in no uncertain terms that God did not send Jesus in order to condemn the world…but rather…in order that the world might be saved through him. God sent Jesus…to save us from ourselves, from our own worst impulses, from our tendency to divide rather than unify, from our penchant to seek only to save ourselves rather than to do the harder work of loving one another…"
  • The Pastor’s Pen – March 4, 2018 - … the love of our God is far, far greater than our ability to discourage or lessen it…and the forgiveness and mercy God extends towards each one of us comes from the very nature of this God of love…and also, and perhaps quite importantly so, the wrathful and condemning images and understandings so many ascribe to our God are a distortion of and rebuke of the true loving essence of this one we worship and seek to follow after.

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