Pastor’s Message for March 2020

The Exit Row Last year I shared the following with you. It was by my friend Rev. Jonas Hayes.  It says something very profound about our calling as followers of Jesus. “Are you willing and able to sit in the exit row?” God, this is the question I want to ask — of every parent [...]

By | 2020-03-17T09:45:34-07:00 March 17th, 2020|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for March 2020

Pastor’s Message for February 2020

Why Not? On our first night in Turkey, December 30, 2019, Kim and I took the recommendation of the concierge at the small hotel where we were staying and went to a late dinner at the Garden Mezze restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, but the best part of the meal was the man who [...]

By | 2020-03-17T09:42:03-07:00 March 17th, 2020|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for February 2020

Pastor’s Message for January 2020

A Season of Goodbye As I look back over the decades that I have been alive, I find myself thanking God for the amazing people that God has brought into my life.  From the pastors and Sunday school teachers who helped introduce me to God, to the mentors and friends who pushed me to go [...]

By | 2020-01-09T10:45:37-07:00 January 9th, 2020|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for January 2020

Pastor’s Message for December 2019

You are invited to Pastor Steve and Kim's open house! Sunday December 22 at 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 2115 N Baker Street, Santa Ana Come and celebrate the season with us!      

By | 2019-12-09T12:25:33-07:00 December 9th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for December 2019

Pastor’s Message for November 2019

In God We Trust If you look at any denomination of United States currency, you will find the phrase “In God We Trust.”  It first appeared on a two cent coin in 1864 and was placed on all coins by 1909.  In 1955 President Eisenhower signed a bill making it mandatory that all currency produced [...]

By | 2019-11-11T10:01:25-07:00 November 11th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for November 2019

Pastor’s Message for October 2019

“I Don’t Know This!” Part 2 A couple of years ago, I shared with you this story by Marsha Medley, a friend and former co-worker: I have a funny, smart, six-year old piano student who plays well, once he learns a piece. But, EVERY TIME we open the page to a new piece of music, [...]

By | 2019-10-22T11:20:00-07:00 October 22nd, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for October 2019

Pastor’s Message for September 2019

Youth on the Move Part 2 Last month we heard from one of our young people, Sheryl Ocampo, who went on awe-inspiring trip to Ecuador.  As she shared her experiences with us, I was moved by the spiritual growth that was taking place in her life as she stretched herself and her relationship with Jesus. [...]

By | 2019-09-30T11:57:36-07:00 September 30th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for September 2019

Pastor’s Message for August 2019

Youth on the Move Steve Ranney, Pastor If you were with us in worship in the middle of June, you participated in commissioning some of our youth as they prepared to leave on a couple of trips that were designed to help them grow in their relationships with God and connect with people that God [...]

By | 2019-08-13T12:59:47-07:00 August 13th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for August 2019

Pastor’s Message for June 20109

A Small Choice That Saved the World At my daughter’s college graduation, the speaker talked about how each of them was setting out to make a big impact on the world.  She described how they spend their days looking for some big break that would give them the platform they needed to change things.  She [...]

By | 2019-06-17T11:58:06-07:00 June 17th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for June 20109

Pastor’s Message for May

I recently ran across this vision statement for a company.  By reading it, can you tell what business they were in? OUR VISION We at ________ are Proud to be the “WORLD CLASS CRAZY ONES” On our watch we want to do something extraordinary with our gifts and talents. History will be the judge, but [...]

By | 2019-05-13T09:38:08-07:00 May 13th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for May