Pastor’s Note: September 24, 2020

Pastor’s Note: September 24, 2020

In the Spring of 2019, our congregation partnered with the Casa Alitas Welcome Center to offer hospitality to families seeking asylum. Many within our congregation volunteered to prepare meals, donate clothing and snacks, accompany our guests while at the church, and...
Pastor’s Note: September 17, 2020

Pastor’s Note: September 17, 2020

Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety. These days, many of us yearn for the safety and refuge of sanctuary. Each day is filled with news of the upcoming election. Each day brings new numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. Each day stories of...
Pastor’s Note: September 4, 2020

Pastor’s Note: September 4, 2020

September 1 is designated the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the start of the Season of Creation. The Season of Creation is an annual month-long season for Christians to pray and act to protect creation. It is part of a global ecumenical movement...
Pastor’s Note: August 20, 2020

Pastor’s Note: August 20, 2020

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a resource for daily prayers you can access either on the internet at commonprayer.net or by purchasing the book, Common Prayer: A liturgy for ordinary radicals. Common Prayer offers prayers and scripture for each evening, morning,...
Pastor’s Note, August 13, 2020

Pastor’s Note, August 13, 2020

New Every Morning But this I call to mind, and therefore have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.   – Lamentations 3:21-23 These words come from a time of...
Pastor’s Note: July 30, 2020

Pastor’s Note: July 30, 2020

Prayer for All Who Worry from Cameron Bellm’s book, A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a time of pandemic When Jesus told us not to worry, did he know about this? About our businesses closed, our rent past due, our utility bills in a towering unpaid stack? Did he know...
Pastor’s Note: July 23, 2020

Pastor’s Note: July 23, 2020

“Do not fear for I am with you; be not discouraged for I am your God: I encouraged you, I also helped you, I also supported you with My righteous hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Fear and scare tactics are no strangers to the world of politics. In the middle of another political...
Pastor’s Note: July 9, 2020

Pastor’s Note: July 9, 2020

#DOCjustsummer continues this week with news from Global Ministries. Today, we share a note posted on disciples.org from Disciples Peace Fellowship Intern, Wende Davidson, in which we see the richness of our partnerships around the world and ways to accompany their...
Pastor’s Note: July 2, 2020

Pastor’s Note: July 2, 2020

When our state first went under stay at home orders in March, none of us could have imagined that over three months later our state would be the hotbed of rising coronavirus cases. We could not have imagined the stress on our healthcare workers, chaplains, and other...
A Note From the Pastor: June 25, 2020

A Note From the Pastor: June 25, 2020

While we remain keenly aware of many troubling events and circumstances in our community and world, I hope we can gain courage from gatherings such as the Poor People’s Campaign virtual march held on Saturday (if you missed it, you can see it here) and from the...