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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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2017 Advent Devotional

2017 Advent Booklet Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  Everyday is a day to give time to God by reading a devotional and praying, but Christmas is a special time as that was when Jesus was born.  Take time to read a devotional dated during this time known as Advent, which is the first […]

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Adult Discipleship – Together in Advent

Together in Advent Can it possibly be Advent already? It seems like we just finished packing away the Christmas decorations in preparation for a new year. Time does seem to fly, more quickly every year, and once again, the whirlwind of activities and preparations that lead to Christmas have begun. If we’re not careful, we […]

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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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Pastor’s Manna

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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Pastor’s Manna

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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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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