Category: Pastor’s Desk

Scriptually Speaking – Februry 2017

FEBRUARY, SCRIPTURALLY SPEAKING THE LECTIONARY READINGS FOR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY From the Mount of Teaching to the Mount of Transfiguration               “Frost is gone, Spring not yet come, Give me frozen...

From the Pastor’s Desk – February 2017

Dear Friends, “Make America Great Again” is a phrase I—first—grew tired of; and now that Inauguration Day is over—second—I’m growing increasingly nervous of. It’s that word “great” – the way it’s implied, and how...

Worshipfully Speaking – June 2015

JUNE, WORSHIPFULLY SPEAKING From the Fire into the Frying Pan!   Once again, we are beginning the long 6-month haul of Sundays that take us through the hot, humid days of summer into the...

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 2015

Dear Friends,   Richard Armour, in his delightful ARMOUR’S ALMANAC (McGraw-Hill, 1962), reminds us that the name of the month of April is thought to come from the Latin apeire, “to open’; since this...

Worshipfully Speaking – April 2015

APRIL, WORSHIPFULLY SPEAKING Getting a Life and Lightening Up! Easter comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word, eastre, which means “Spring. It is akin to another olde worde —indeed, fulfills it! – lencten, meaning “lengthening...

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 2015

Dear Friends, At the start of every calendar year, every United Methodist Church is required—required! – to fill out Statistical Tables 1, 2, and 3—a compilation of the important numbers of our church’s previous...

Worshipfully Speaking – March 2015

Quo vadis? – “Where are you going?” – is the importunate question for Lent. The baptismal waters are long dry upon our heads—replaced with an ashen smear reminding us once again—that, having left the...