Category: A Word from Pastor

  • Being Drawn In

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard of Aaron, running down on the…

  • What Now?

    We are almost at the end of March Madness. We have 4 final college basketball teams left. Soon we will know who the national champions are. There is another madness…

  • Covenants

    As we enter a new year there is much uncertainty in our world and nation. Political and Economic predictors are all over the map and each have their own scenarios…

  • Engaging the Text

    Recently I listened to a lecture by David Lose, president of Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. The premise of his lecture was that as our culture was changing, as it…

  • “God is With Us”

    Every year is different. Just when I think I know how the Christmas season will unfold, it goes another direction. It is totally unpredictable. I wouldn't mind a little ordinary if you want to know the truth. I do gain some comfort from the original story in that it was unpredictable from the beginning.

  • Grace and Impatience

    “In our secret yearnings we wait for your coming, and in our grinding despair we doubt that you will. And in this privileged placed we are surrounded by witnesses who yearn more than do we and by those who despair more deeply than do we. Look upon your church and its pastors (ministers) in this season of hope which runs so quickly to fatigue and this season of yearning which becomes so easily quarrelsome. Give us the grace and the impatience to wait for your coming to the bottom of our toes, to the edges of our finger tips. We do not want our several worlds to end. Come in your power and come in your weakness in any case and make all things new. Amen.”

  • Life is Being….

    It has taken me many years to appreciate that life is being. In my early years, life was achievement. There were grades to be earned, trophies to be received, promotions to…

  • WIJLU

    “He is not here. He has been raised…Tell my brothers that I will meet them in Galilee.”  When everything seemed to be at its darkest moment, Jesus was pressing forward. In the…