Pastor’s Manna

Pastor’s Manna

Reformed and Always Reforming Next month marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his ‘95 theses upon the door of the Wittenberg Church. This was a point in history whichbegan denominationalism and ultimately would lead to the creation of the Presbyterian Church. It is not just Lutherans who have Martin Luther to look towards […]

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Mission Possible! Last month I was blessed to be able to travel to Denver with our youth group as one of four adult sponsors from our church.  We had seven work locations in and around Denver including the Guadalupe Center, The Food Bank of the Rockies, Brother’s Redevelopment, Denver Urban Matters, the St. Catherine of […]

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Survey Says… This Spring a consultant helped us with a congregational survey concerning various aspects of worship. You responded to questions about the space we worship in, how we worship, the sermons, and the music we hear during worship. Our consultant met with Session in June and your session members are reviewing what was shareduntil […]

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The Hands and Feet of Christ Have you heard these phrases: “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”, and “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”? These are statements challenging you to show your commitment through action.We all know that we react differently when someone tells us about a cause they believe in, as opposed to when […]

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Being an Easter Person As I sit down to write this newletter article, it has been a mere hour since we all gathered in celebration of the resurrection on Easter morning.  What a glorious time of worship, any time the people of God gather to proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ over the grave! People […]

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A Springtime Faith We have had a pretty mild winter this year. Sure, we have had bouts of ice and snow, but for the most part we have been able to see the grass all winter long. So much so, that in early March, there were buds in the Chanticleer Pear tree outside my house. […]

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Lenten Reflections We begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 1st this year. For the next forty days, we will travel with Jesus on the road that carries him towards the cross on Calvary. We will make several stops along the journey. Each Sunday we will pause our 40-day journey to […]

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T-E-A-M When I sit at my desk and look across my office, my eyes glance across a number of adornments that decorate my office: a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, family pictures, a football, some St. Patrick’s Day teddy bears, a needlepoint my sister made for my ordination, photos of churches I have served, […]

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A Great Start!  I really appreciate the start of the new year. It is a time to reflect upon our past, and to appreciate the opportunities to make changes in the upcoming year. When we start a new year, anything is possible. Our resolutions are fresh and still intact, our promises haven’t been broken, everything […]

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The Gifts of Christmas

The Gifts of Christmas For many in the world, Christmas is all about the gifts. We are excited to get gifts from friends and loved ones, and we are often just as excited to watch them open the gifts we got especially for them. Christmas however, is about more than physical gifts. Christmas is really […]

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