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

Pastor’s Message for April 2019

The Exit Row  The following, recently posted by my friend, the Rev. Jonas Hayes, 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 holding a child for baptism, of [...]

By | 2019-04-01T12:03:32-07:00 April 1st, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for April 2019

Pastor’s Message for March 2019

Why Should You Attend our Ash Wednesday Service? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season in the church year known as Lent.  Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of Easter and to renew our life in the mystery of the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We begin this holy [...]

By | 2019-03-04T13:32:44-07:00 March 4th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for March 2019

Pastor’s Message for February 2019

Meet Emily Fuentes  If you would remember, when the three-year plan was unveiled, one of the goals was to establish and fill a full-time position that would focus on building up our youth program and helping us design and implement an alternative style worship service.  We knew this was a big step of faith, but [...]

By | 2019-02-04T10:16:33-07:00 February 4th, 2019|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for February 2019

Pastor’s Message- January 2019

Take a Look Around Throughout the first half of my life, The Eastman Kodak Company was one of the strongest businesses in the world.  They had a unique product, and they owned a huge share of the market for photographic film and the processing thereof.  It was one of those companies that you thought would [...]

By | 2018-12-31T09:40:56-07:00 December 31st, 2018|Pastor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message- January 2019

Pastor’s Message – November

"You Can’t Un-see Him” In September, Kim and I had the chance to travel to Barcelona, Spain for my son Tim’s wedding to Maggie Phillips.  While in Barcelona, we visited a cathedral named La Sagrada Familia.  It was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi and has been under construction for over one hundred years. (It [...]

By | 2018-12-10T10:48:42-07:00 December 10th, 2018|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message – November

Pastor’s Message for October

World Communion October 7 World Communion Sunday is one of those incredible days in the Church's year — a day of solidarity.  It is a day when we can push to the background those things that divide and separate us and focus on what is truly important.  On this day we, along with Christians in [...]

By | 2018-10-01T10:48:36-07:00 October 1st, 2018|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for October

Pastor’s Message for September

“I was a stranger and You Welcomed Me” Jesus  Over the last several months the Session, during our visioning time, has been discussing the topic of resilience.  One of the keys to resilience is knowing who you are and what you value.  As we identified our values, we went on to talk about how well [...]

By | 2018-08-30T13:49:58-07:00 August 30th, 2018|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for September

Pastor’s Message for August

Encountering God  “People have the idea that the preacher is an actor on a stage and that they are the critics, blaming or praising him.  What they don’t know is that they are on the stage; he [the preacher] is merely the prompter standing in the wings; reminding them of their lost lines.”  Soren Kierkegaard [...]

By | 2018-08-07T09:57:48-07:00 August 7th, 2018|Pastor|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message for August