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Pastor's Reflection - 9/7/17

Published: Sep 7, 2017 | Last modified: Sep 7, 2017
I started monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma early last week. My daughter & son-in-law, you see, had booked a 5-night cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on Labor Day, and one day last week she called and said, "MOM!! I just KNEW it! There's a hurricane brewing in the Atla...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/31/17

Published: Aug 31, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 31, 2017
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who so generously volunteered their time for what we had hoped and prayed would be a wonderful event this past Thursday evening. Unfortunately, due to technical issues that were unable to be resolved after many hours of trying, Kathy Troc...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/24/17

Published: Aug 24, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 24, 2017
Yes, I procrastinated. In fact, even worse than that, I had no particular interest in finding out the details of the upcoming solar eclipse - sure, I'd been hearing about it for weeks, but I truly didn't pay it much mind - not even when someone asked why on earth I was planning to fly ho...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/10/17

Published: Aug 17, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 17, 2017
This past weekend was a rough one for our nation. It was a reminder of the presence of something very dark and disturbing, not just in Charlottesville, Virginia, but throughout our nation. That "something" is the bubbling up of racism, bigotry, intolerance, and hatred. Most...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/10/17

Published: Aug 10, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 10, 2017
I had intended to write about something entirely different, but that subject ended up being trumped by my afternoon of computer woes. It was well over an hour ago that I sat down at my laptop to begin writing. I should have known I was in big trouble the insta...

Pastor's Reflection - 7/20/17

Published: Jul 20, 2017 | Last modified: Jul 20, 2017
I sincerely hope that none of you have occasion to stop over at the parsonage this week, because if you do, you are very likely to hear an unusual amount of noise, and perhaps even see a fair amount of chaos. I'm actually writing this on Saturday because I'm trying to get as ...

Pastor's Reflection - 7/13/17

Published: Jul 13, 2017 | Last modified: Jul 13, 2017
Ever since my first two not-so-great experiences while visiting Williamsburg, Virginia, I can't say I was overly excited about the prospect of spending a week there at the end of June. Here's the history. A long, long time ago, I remember being in Williamsburg...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/29/17

Published: Jun 29, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 29, 2017
As a child, I remember how exciting it was to turn a year older and to have the occasion marked by cake, candles, singing, gifts, and parties. But to be honest, I've never been all that fond of celebrating my birthday since becoming an adult. Adult birthday celebrations just...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/22/17

Published: Jun 22, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 22, 2017
Sometimes it's worth a try … About a dozen or more years ago, I kept getting repeated episodes of bronchitis, one right after the other. My primary physician said that if it happened one more time, she was sending me to a pulmonologist. I immediately went out and purc...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/15/17

Published: Jun 21, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 21, 2017
One of the hallmarks of our denomination is the idea of "Holy Conferencing." It's the way we make decisions and it's how we operate. We at St. John's are members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Each year, the business of our local chur...
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