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Pastor’s eLetters:

  • Nov. 28 Dear Church, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now, as we turn the corner into December, and start to look towards Christmas, I want to invite you to turn your hearts to the ancient and holy season of Advent. Advent literally means “the coming” or “the beginning”. It’s the time in the church year where we prepare to remember Christ’s birth. But, equally importantly, we also prepare ourselves that Christ’s love may be reborn in us at Christmas. We have a lot planned this Advent to help us all to get ready for Christmas. A few special events are taking place this week. First, join us for worship this Sunday. It’s a special intergenerational worship service and our children will be helping out later in the service. We will also be lighting the first candle on the Advent wreath, and singing some seasonal favorites. Then, on Tuesday night at 6pm, join ...
  • Nov. 21, 2014 Dear Church, It’s fairly expected that you will hear a lot of people talking about gratitude this time of year, so this note may just be part of the seasonal white noise. Even so, I hope you take it to heart. Because on this, the first Thanksgiving I am spending as your pastor, I want you to hear that I am thankful for all of you. No list could ever be complete, but here are just a few reasons why I’m thankful: - those of you who sit on committees and task forces, giving up nights away from home. - high schoolers who come out to have burritos with their pastor, or let me come to their soccer games or school plays. - bell ringers, singers, and musicians who contribute so much to worship each week. - our dedicated staff who go above and beyond so often. - those of you who drop by Me and ...
  • Nov. 14 Dear Church,This Sunday is our annual Stewardship Sunday. During Sunday’s worship service we will be receiving pledge cards during the regular offering. (If you need a pledge card just let us know, or pick one up before worship on Sunday.) During the offering we will ask those who wish to place their pledge cards in the offering plate and when the offering is received we will offer a special prayer of dedication. On Sunday our Stewardship Committee will also tally the pledges to date, ring a bell, and announce our total afterwards during coffee hour. At first glance this might not sound very “churchy”. Isn’t the church supposed to be above worldly things, after all? Why all this talk about money?I used to feel the same way on Stewardship Sundays. Come Sunday morning I want to talk about Jesus and God’s love, not dollars and cents. And yet, the more time I spend around churches, the more I find real ...
  • Nov 5: Dear Church,Next Tuesday, November 11th, is Veteran’s Day. I would like to recognize the veterans in our church during worship on Sunday, along with their families. If you, or your family member, is a veteran could you please reply to this email and let me know? It would be particularly helpful if you would provide your or your veteran’s branch of service, years of service, and whether you served in any conflict. Finally, if you have a picture of yourself (or a late spouse or other family member) in uniform that you can send, we would love to use that on Sunday as well. Please also let me know if you know of a veteran who is a part of our church community and who might not receive this email in time, so that I can make sure they will be included.Thank you all!Emily
  • Halloween! Dear Church, Last night a few of us stood at the front doors of the church and gave out candy or small non-food treats to trick-or-treaters. Over the course of three hours a host of X-Men, Ewoks, ninjas, Elsas, Woodland Princesses, and more came through our doors. We also had a lot of curious onlookers. There were parents who were surprised to see a church open during the week. And there were others who stopped by to see the impressive display of jack-o-lanterns that our youth had carved in preparation on Sunday night. A few even more about our church and asked to go upstairs and see our sanctuary. As a pastor I’ve always believed that a church needs to be intimately connected to its community. We need to celebrate the good things with our neighbors, and surround them with love in the smallest time. Maybe keeping our doors open to trick-or-treaters sounds ...
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