Pastor’s Note – August 16, 2018

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Dear friend, I was honored to officiate at Taylor Likes and Shelby Bacon’s wedding last Saturday. Taylor serves with excellence as our Creative Producer. Both Shelby and Taylor are actively following Jesus Christ. It is a particular joy for me … Read More

Pastor’s Note – August 2, 2018

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Dear Friend, “In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I … Read More

Pastor’s Note – July 26, 2018

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Brothers and Sisters In Christ, Something happened to me last weekend (or rather, I did something) that I’d like to share with you. For my birthday, I got a new pair of headphones that I can use at the gym, … Read More

Pastor’s Note – July 19, 2018

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Dear Friend, Susan and I recently took a couple of weeks of vacation, traveling to Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. While nature’s spectacular beauty provided sights to behold and our palates enjoyed the delicacies of fresh seafood, the stay vacation part … Read More

Pastor’s Note – July 12, 2018

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Dear Friend, I’ve really been enjoying our summer sermon series, The Psalms Greatest Hits.  The variety and depth of expressing worship, praise and confession, all that lives in the human heart, is compelling. These inspired words have spoken to generations, … Read More

Pastor’s Note – July 5, 2018

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“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up … Read More

Pastor’s Note – June 28, 2018

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Brothers and Sisters, I hope this letter finds you well, and well, hungry — hungry for God’s word. I’m not referring to Scripture, but to his word for you today. One thing we are to be seeking, as a church, … Read More

Pastor’s Note – June 21, 2018

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Happy Thursday, There are times when opportunities come your way that you know is God tapping you on the shoulder! This is how I felt immediately when learning of the ongoing effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and what the … Read More

Pastor’s Note – June 14, 2018

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Friends, Giving & Receiving… Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34) As a pastor, I’m privileged to witness many compelling life stories.  This … Read More

Pastor’s Note – June 7, 2018

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Hello friends, As this week comes to a close, United Methodists from around the state of Missouri will be gathering in Springfield for an event called “Annual Conference.” Annual Conference is a yearly gathering of the Bishop, pastors, and laity from … Read More