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Pastor's Reflection - 6/28/18

Published: Jun 28, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 28, 2018
First thing this morning, a photo popped up on Facebook - it was a memory from one year ago today. Apparently, I had posted a photo of my mom. It was her 90 th birthday surprise party and I had taken a picture of her just as she walked through the door into the restaurant. ...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/21/18

Published: Jun 21, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 21, 2018
Immigration: such a troubling topic in recent days. It's all over the news: a zero-tolerance policy resulting not only in arrests, but with children and families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the things we want to keep in mind is that many of these families are fleeing for a r...

Pastor's Reflection - June 14, 2018

Published: Jun 15, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 15, 2018
About three weeks ago, Fed Ex delivered a package to my house. The problem was that it had an entirely different name and address on it. And the address wasn't even in the same town. So I immediately contacted Fed Ex and was told they would pick it up the following day....

Pastor's Reflection - 6/7/18

Published: Jun 7, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 7, 2018
As I do each year around this time, I'm at Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, MD for a 2-day Mini-Sabbatical with other ministry leaders, plus I've added one additional day as a "personal retreat". Besides rest and connecting with God, I try to do some sermon planning for the next y...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: May 31, 2018 | Last modified: May 31, 2018
Carol and Hank, my sister and brother-in-law, own a camper at a resort in Maryland located on the Elk River as it opens onto the Chesapeake Bay. They went down last Wednesday after work for the long holiday weekend, and I was planning to take a day trip, probably on Monday. Th...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: May 24, 2018 | Last modified: May 24, 2018
Sometimes there is a sight so amazing that you just can't help pulling over on the side of the road to get a good look. Maybe I've simply never been in the right place at the right time before, but I was driving down Almshouse Road toward Richboro this afternoon, and just as I was coming ...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: May 17, 2018 | Last modified: May 17, 2018
I met the most interesting man a couple of weeks ago. He happened to be the tour guide on an excursion I signed up for in Belize (yes, I was on a cruise and it was a wonderful week!). The name of the excursion was "Lamanai Mayan Ruins and Riverboat Excursion". It consisted of a one hour b...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: May 11, 2018 | Last modified: May 11, 2018
Below you will find Bishop Peggy Johnson's response dated 5/5/2018 to the recommendation of the Council of Bishops in regard to the work of the "Way Forward" Commission. The Commission was charged with the task of preparing for the special session of General Conference to be held in...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: May 3, 2018 | Last modified: May 3, 2018
A couple of years ago St. John's had a whole church program that emphasized how much we love our church. We even had t-shirts made that said, "Ask me why I love my church." ...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: Apr 26, 2018 | Last modified: Apr 26, 2018
Once again, our nation is in shock and mourning. A young man with a significant history of mental illness pulled up to a Waffle House Restaurant outside of Nashville, opened fire in the parking lot with his AR-15 assault rifle, then proceeded to enter the restaurant. In the pr...
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