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Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastors Pondering

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing ways in which we can grow in our discipleship. I talked about (1) prayer and worship, (2) serving God through serving others (3) studying the Bible and learning with others and (4) generosity. These have proven time and...

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The disciples came to Jesus with a request: Lord, teach us how to pray.  Jesus responded with what we’ve come to know as “The Lord’s Prayer”. I learned the words as a young child, and they’ve been with me ever since. I have used this prayer in my daily private prayer,...

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Generosity and Giving Still another pathway that leads to a fuller life in Jesus Christ has to do with how we share the resources we have at our disposal. Jesus spent a great deal of time talking about money. That may seem strange. Sometimes the best way to become a...

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Faith often grows as we read the Bible along with others. The Bible is the record of God’s actions and words to humanity over time. It does point to God’s purpose and nature.  It is in the reading and studying the Bible together that we come to know just who God is...

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Easter is kind of a big deal. It is at the heart of the Christian faith. The Apostle Paul writes, “if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain….If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are...

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Maundy (Holy) Thursday (April 14) Worship at 7 PM in the sanctuary Good Friday (April 15) from noon to 1 pm. Organ music and reflection/prayer in the sanctuary Easter Sunday (April 17) 9 AM and 11 Am worship in the sanctuary

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We can grow in our walk with Jesus Christ through WORSHIP and PRAYER. When we worship God, we are opening ourselves that we might encounter the living God. As we offer thanks, give God praise, sing, and listen we are sharing with others in actions that open our hearts...

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Serving God through Serving Others   Many people might argue that a person is most like Jesus when he or she preach as Jesus preached, teach as Jesus taught, heal as Jesus healed, or perform miracles just as Jesus performed miracles. This makes sense if we look...

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Children going without a proper bed to sleep on real problem in this country. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a nonprofit organization that is aimed at solving that problem by providing well-built twin beds free of charge to families in need with children ages 4-17...

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Some of you may have come across the news regarding the United Methodist Church’s postponement of the General Conference session. In pre-pandemic times, the United Methodist Church as a worldwide denomination meets once every four years to decide matters related to...

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