Pastor’s Friday Comments (04.19.19)

Today is Good Friday, although, to those who do not understand the Christian faith, it is hard to comprehend how the day commemorated for the humiliating and excruciating death of your religion’s leader could be called in any sense “good.” To anyone with any worldly...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (04.12.19)

Occasionally I have the privilege of leading the worship service on Sunday afternoon at Ivy Hall Assisted Living, down the street from the church. I always enjoy being with the small group of retired people that faithfully attend. We meet in the large lobby in the...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (04.05.19)

I heard a friend pray the other day to the effect that “we’ve gotten good at getting by with a little but we’re not so good at doing well when we have a lot.” He asked the Lord to guide us in that latter, rarer state. It strikes me as a particularly appropriate prayer...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (03.29.19)

Robert Putnam’s extremely insightful analysis of modern culture, Bowling Alone, was published in 2001. Based on huge amounts of social data accumulated over the past century, its subtitle gives you a good idea of his conclusions: The Collapse and Revival of American...

From the Pastor…

A Prayer for Sundays O Lord, I am grateful that you are with us every day and everywhere we are. The one who watches over us “neither slumbers nor sleeps.” But Sunday, the day of the resurrection, is always special and so I ask for your presence among us on Sundays in...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (03.22.19)

All of us say foolish things from time to time. The more we try to say the more likely we are to utter something that we later regret. More unfortunate, however, is when we repeat some pious-sounding phrase many times without realizing that the statement is false....