Pastor’s Letters

On Groundhogs and Candlelight

The month of February is perhaps the most enigmatic of all the months of the year.  It only has 28 days except for once every four years when we add a 29th day and call it “Leap Year”.  We do that because we lose about a quarter of a day (by the solar calendar) each

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Comfort and Joy

   Can you believe it is 2020?! Back when I was in elementary school one of my teachers asked us to figure out how old we would be in the year 2000.  It seemed like such a long time off.  I remember wondering what my life would be like in the year 2000.  I would

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Never Give Up

The battle may seem hopeless…but in the words of baseball legend Yogi Berra, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over”.

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A Seagull Spoke

I recently spent some time along the coast of North and South Carolina.  My wife, Sandra, and I spent some time at Myrtle Beach with family and then went to Morehead City to visit some old friends.   Several times during our trip I took the opportunity to walk on the beach.   I love to walk

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Who is My Neighbor?

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.* ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ 27He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with

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Seeing Beyond the Gray

Greetings to you all in the name of our risen Lord! We have a lot to be thankful for as we look around today.  God’s creation is waking up with new growth and budding flowers to remind us that there is new life and a fresh start even after a long gray winter.  I think

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What’s Your Story?

God has labored over humanity since the beginning of time and showed his ultimate love for us in the person and work of Jesus Christ who came to offer grace and forgiveness to all who will believe. John 3:16 proclaims, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever

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A Quiet Walk with Jesus

The Christian Season of Lent for 2018 begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14 and lasts until Holy Saturday on March 31. There are 40 days in the season not counting Sundays.  The early Church considered it improper to do any penance or fasting on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) because each Sunday is a celebration

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