From the Pastor (October 2016)

I am grateful for the beauty of God’s creation. Every season of the year, I am awed by the beauty I see around me. Fall brings with it cooler temperatures, a crispness in the air, an array of glorious colors, all of which remind me of the goodness and majesty of God....

From the Pastor (September 2016)

Once again, the summer has flown by. It’s been great. There has been a lot going on at church but the pace has been more relaxed. On August 14, our African community started weekly worship at 2 PM. The service is joyful, the music great, and they translated for us. I...

From the Pastor (July/August 2016)

There’s and old song entitled, “Summer Time and the Living Is Easy.” That may be true some places, but doesn’t seem to fit our experience. In Rochester, we try to cram in a year’s worth of outdoor activities into a few short months. We’re busy with watching our kids...

From the Pastor (June 2016)

Matthew 22:37-3937 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.The...

From the Pastor (May 2016)

Christ is Risen! That changes everything!It’s still Easter (at least until the middle of the month when we celebrate Pentecost). We would do well to remember that especially as we mourn the deaths of those we have loved. Easter is the confirmation that death is not...

From the Pastor (April 2016)

Christ is Risen! That changes everything!On March 27, we celebrate Easter Day. In the words of N. T. Wright, “Easter day is about the wild delight of God’s creative power…we ought to shout Alleluias…we should light every candle in the building…” (p. 255, Surprised by...