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Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastor Ponderings

While it may be one of the saddest images you've seen on social media, the results are a happy one. Back in June, I came across this picture and the story of Moose the dog. He is sitting beside his owner’s empty hospital bed. His owner had recently passed away and it...

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Pastor Ponderings

Youth Mission Trip update We had a great week together July 15-19.  The 12 youth and 6 adults that went to Pittsburgh spent five days in the heat to bring a bit of love to others in the name and spirit of Jesus.  We got to work on three different homes, doing work to...

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Pastor Ponderings

There has been lots of attention over the last few days of the 50th anniversary of the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the crew that landed the Lunar Module on the lunar surface on...

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Pastor Ponderings

A group of 18 persons from Calvary Church is headed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week as a youth mission service project. I will be leading the group as we travel together and meet up with other church youth groups to spend a week serving vulnerable homeowners and...

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Pastor Ponderings

With the start of July, we are most definitely in the summer. This is a perfect time to make a list of books to read or articles to peruse. I have several books that I plan to read over the summer. One of them is Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of...

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Extra Pastor Pondering

After Disagreements Over LGBT Clergy, U.S. Methodists Move Closer To Split NPR: All Things Considered, June 26, 2019  

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Pastor Pondering

As I shared on Sunday, Christian hospitality takes many forms. This week, it takes the form of opening up the church buildings to 100 plus children and many teenage and adult volunteers for Vacation Bible School. From 9 to noon each day, we have busying signing songs,...

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Pastors Pondering

Tips for Living Jean Vanier died last month. He was a Catholic philosopher, humanitarian and author of many books. His father was the Canadian ambassador to France and Vanier served as an officer in the Royal Navy in WW II. His greatest contribution to the world came...

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Pastors Pondering

Update on Recent Annual Conference Session Annual Conference is a time when clergy and lay members from each of the 600 plus United Methodist congregations in our region gather for worship and business.  This was the first time our Annual Conference was in session...

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Pastors Pondering

I love Vacation Bible School.  What is the most hectic week of the year at the church? It’s not Holy Week. It’s the week of Vacation Bible School! The buildings are full of energy and excitement as over a hundred children and many youth and adults come together for...

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Verse of the Day

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” — Romans 8:32 Listen to chapter The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV® Text Edition: 2016) Copyright ©2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Powered by BibleGateway.com.