FROM YOUR PASTOR … (July/August 2012)

I seem to recall a song that said something like “Summertime and the living is easy.” In my experience, most of the time, summer is anything but easy. We not only have our “normal” things to do (earning a living, nurturing relationships, caring for dependents, getting...

FROM YOUR PASTOR … (June 2012)

Last evening, at the Sunday night small group, we began with the question: “Can I get to know Jesus without being involved in church?” When someone asked him this question, the author of our study, James Harnish, answered it this way. “Because I...

FROM YOUR PASTOR … (May 2012)

This morning for part my devotional time I was reading a small book by Charles Riggs, Practicing His Presence. It was part of my homework for the Christian Life and Witness Classes that is being offered in preparation for Franklin Graham coming to Rochester in June....

FROM YOUR PASTOR … (April 2012)

It’s March 19 and it seems like May. I’m enjoying the warm weather and all the signs of new life. I can’t help but think that winter isn’t really over, that one morning we’ll wake up and there will be snow covering my daffodils....

FROM YOUR PASTOR … (March 2012)

By now I hope you have picked up a copy of this year’s Lenten devotional, Journey to the Cross: 40 days of discovery. Spiritual disciplines are important all the time, but are a particular emphasis of the season of Lent which calls us to walk with Jesus through...

FROM YOUR PASTOR … (February 2012)

As I write this it seems as if winter has finally arrived. Of course, there are many things we can do outdoors in the winter, but we tend to spend more time inside. I invite/encourage/challenge you to turn off the TV and use some of that inside-time to grow closer to...