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Pastor's Reflection 10/20/16

Published: Oct 20, 2016 | Last modified: Oct 20, 2016
There WAS (emphasis on the past tense) a bee problem in the church office this past week and what we discovered was that there were two large hives near the roof in the courtyard. For whatever reason, these bees just loved to visit me and both of our administrative assistants....

Pastor's Report to Charge Conference - 2016

Published: Oct 13, 2016 | Last modified: Oct 13, 2016
Pastor's Report to Charge Conference 2016 This year, I again give thanks to God for the joy and privilege of serving as Lead Pastor at St. John's, along with our talented and devoted staff, leaders, and other very generous and committed servants who make up our church family...

Pastor's Reflection 10/6/16

Published: Oct 6, 2016 | Last modified: Oct 6, 2016
It's happened a few times before, but this time was worse because there were a grand total of TWELVE eyes staring at me! It happened around 10 pm the other night. As usual, I opened the back door to let the two dogs out right before bedtime. Often, I'll go out too (in good ...

Pastor's Reflection 9-29-16

Published: Sep 29, 2016 | Last modified: Sep 29, 2016
Religion and politics are largely believed to be extremely controversial topics, and I think that assessment is probably accurate. I also feel very strongly that the church is not a place to express partisan views, but I do feel that it's important for us to vote and to elect...

Pastor's Reflection 9/22/16

Published: Sep 27, 2016 | Last modified: Sep 27, 2016
Every once in a while - not very often at all - a thought or an idea comes to you, and/or something you see or hear hits you with such clarity that you know beyond any doubt that God caused that "something" to cross your path. And that's exactly what happened to me one day last winter. ...

Pastor's Reflection 9-1-16

Published: Sep 6, 2016 | Last modified: Sep 16, 2016
The Labor Day holiday means two things to me. First of all, it means the "unofficial" end of summer which I am always very sad about - I'm one of those people who love summer, heat and all. But secondly, it means a celebration of our work in the world which is something I'm always very pl...

Pastor's Reflection 9/15/16

Published: Sep 15, 2016 | Last modified: Sep 16, 2016
It's interesting the way our minds play games with us, and sometimes we don't even know it. Almost every time I see the doctor, I initially get told that my blood pressure is "borderline" and then, later in the visit, they recheck it and it has come down to a more acceptable range. This...
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