Pastor’s Manna

Pastor’s Manna

Easter People Did you know that Easter is more than just one day, but rather an entire season in the church? Eastertide, or the Easter season, is the 50-day period of time starting on Easter Sunday and ending on Pentecost Sunday.  Eastertide reminds us of the disciples’ lives as they waited for the sign to […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Are You a Follower? What does it mean to follow? In modern vernacular being a follower can have a negative connotation. It implies being of the herd mentality, unable to think for yourself, unwilling to set your own direction, or being mindless. Often we offer up another approach: you are either a Leader (GOOD!) or aFollower […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons Time is flying by us isn’t it? It seems like on Christmas morning, we just celebrated the birth of Jesus, and now we are finding ourselves preparing to enter Lent seven short weeks later. Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018), marks the beginning of Lent, a time when we reflect upon Jesus’s journey toward the cross, […]

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Pastor’s Manna – A Fresh Start

I love the message of hope that we all can find at the beginning of the New Year. Each of us can always take the time to think about the past year. We can reflect upon the successes we had,, the opportunities we missed,, the things we would do differently, and the changes we might […]

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Pastor’s Manna: We All Declare the Glory of God

I love the advent season, there is truly something holy happening as the city, businesses, and homeowners decorate their homes to get ready for Christmas. It reminds me of the beginning of Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth […]

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The Task of Reformation Last month I was able to visit some of the sites of Martin Luther’s reformation in Germany and study the history of the locations and importance of what happened. This was done in anticipation of the 500 th Anniversary of the date Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the door of […]

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The Task of Reformation On October 29th of this month we will celebrate Reformation Sunday. This is always the last Sunday of October, but what makes this Sunday special is that this is the 500th anniversary of the start of Martin Luther’s reformation. Germany has had a large celebration of this event. There are at […]

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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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Pastor’s Manna

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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