From Pastor Jim – October 3, 2019

World-Wide Communion Sunday is October 6th. Many of the articles I read are about the church around the world. In fact I keep a whole file called “The World is My Parish” That is a line that John Wesley spoke. My heart especially goes out to much of the church who undergo extreme persecution. It […]

From Pastor Jim – July 18, 2019

Becky experienced what her rehab person said was the closest thing to a miracle that she has ever experienced.  The swelling in Becky’s arms related to the lymph-edema has returned to normal and she does not need any more rehab sessions.  Though Becky was consistent in her exercises, we also know many have been lifting […]

From Pastor Jim – July 5, 2019

Becky is doing just fine. We will both be glad when the next couple of weeks have passed. We will not be at Sanctuary the last Sunday in June or the first Sunday in July. We look forward to being with you on a regular basis. In the meantime, visitors will be stopping in throughout […]

From Pastor Jim – June 21, 2019

As always I had two reactions last Sunday to our graduate recognition in Worship. The first is this: “I can’t believe they are graduating already”. The second reaction is this: I am so proud of their accomplishment and truly wish them well in their next phase of life. For some it is more education. For […]

From Pastor Jim – June 6, 2019

While on one hand it was sad to see so many trees felled, the reality is that God has some great joyful things in store for us as His ambassadors, including the opportunity to eventually love and be a blessing to our (new) neighbors. As I pondered the changing landscape, it occurred to me that […]

From Pastor Jim – May 16, 2019

The following story that I received from Gary Hunt may be made up, or it may be true, either way it is a good story with a conclusion that makes it worthwhile reading. A group of salespeople went to a regional sales convention in Chicago .. They had assured their spouses that they would be […]

From Pastor Jim – May 2, 2019

We heard it on the news. In Sri Lanka, during Easter Worship, Christians were targeted and killed. But we also heard that those of the Islamic faith were targeted and killed in a Mosque. Those of the Jewish Faith were targeted and killed while in their Synagogue. One commentary said, are these all simply crimes […]

From Pastor Jim – April 4, 2019

I was reading an article on Healthy Churches.  It was interesting that the observation of what leads to being unhealthy are two characteristics; Churches are too busy. And, Church members are too busy. The question I ask as a pastor is this: Since it is important to cultivate a culture of transformational discipleship, and yet […]