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Pastor’s Corner June 2019

For many folks, summer is a time for traveling.  Whether that means going down the shore, or up to the Pocono’s, or somewhere further afield, summer is a time to travel.  I know my family and I are looking forward to our vacation this summer. But for the last nearly 20 years, youth and adults…

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Pastor’s Corner May 2019

This year, May is kind of a “whew!” month for me, as in, “whew, I got through Holy Week and Easter”, and “whew, I finished my trip to St. Louis (with Nicole Greer) to be trained and certified as a Stephen Ministry Leader”, and, “whew, there isn’t all that much going on in May”. And…

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Pastor’s Corner March 2019

This year, for the first time in I don’t know how many years, I won’t be preaching on John 20:19-29. In case you aren’t quite familiar with that citation, it’s the story of “Doubting” Thomas, and it always is read on the Sunday after Easter Sunday. I won’t be preaching on this familiar story because…

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Pastor’s Corner February 2019

Report of the Pastor The legendary baseball pitcher, Satchel Paige, once said, “Never look back, you never know who might be gaining on you.” Sound advice, to be sure. Looking back can lead to never looking forward, and that is not a good thing. Our God is a God of the future, not the past.…

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Pastor’s Corner December 2018

My wife and I were shopping at Plow and Hearth on Nov. 10th, looking for birthday presents for our sister-in-law. As we shopped, we both noticed that the music playing in the store was Dean Martin singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, or as Deano sang it, “Rudy the Red-beaked Reindeer”. We both commented about how…

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Pastor’s Corner November 2018

Two of the most powerful words in the whole of the English language are “thank you”. They are also two of the easiest words to both say and mean. Saying thank you, being thankful, offering thanks, having an attitude of gratitude, however you think about it, it is something we can and should do regularly…

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Pastor’s Corner September

During worship, this past August, the gospel reading every Sunday was from John 6, where Jesus says he is “the Bread of Life”. At one point in that chapter, Jesus goes further and says he is “the living bread”, and this is very important for us. As disciples of Jesus, we are called by Jesus…