Pastor’s Note: October 22, 2020

Pastor’s Note: October 22, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, every minute on average twenty-four individuals in the United States are the victims of physical abuse, stalking, or sexual assault at the hands of their intimate...
Pastor’s Note: October 15, 2020

Pastor’s Note: October 15, 2020

This year has called upon our creativity to get things done in new ways, and the CROP Walk for Hunger is no different. This year’s walk on October 25 will be virtual. That means you will walk on your own or with family members. You can walk on a favorite trail,...
Pastor’s Note: October 1, 2020

Pastor’s Note: October 1, 2020

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NRSV)...
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...