Weekly Pastoral Greeting

February 16, 2021

On a normal Ash Wednesday worship service, you would be marked with an ashen cross as you hear the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It is a reminder of our mortality, how fragile life is, and our need of God’s grace to overcome the enemy of death. It […]

February 9, 2021

Hi friends, February is Black History Month, and I want to share a message with you. Please click on the video below to check it out. Grace and peace, Pastor Daniel

February 2, 2021

A few years ago, I had the neat opportunity to see the personal bible of the Rev. Archibald Stobo. Stobo was from Scotland, and in the fall of 1699, he and his wife Elizabeth were part of a struggling colony on the Isthmus of Panama. The colony failed, and they were returning home when they ducked into […]

January 26, 2021

Several months ago I picked up an old Scottish Psalter (1929) at a used bookstore.  The pages are divided into a top section with close to 200 different tunes and a bottom section with the words to all 150 Psalms.  When used in worship, as the leader announced the Psalm for the day and the […]

January 19, 2021

In light of the turmoil we see around us – the pandemic, racial injustice, and the political chaos, how are we to think? How are we to pray? What are we to say and do? John Calvin rightly suggested Scripture is like a pair of glasses that help us see clearly, and with that guidance, I invite […]

January 12, 2021

Some Thoughts About What Happened in Washington D.C. Like you, I have initial impressions, growing concerns, and unanswered questions. I don’t pretend to have more insight than the next person, but I would like to share a bit about where I am right now. I happened to be on vacation last Wednesday, and Amy and […]

January 5, 2021

On Sunday afternoon Grahame and I were talking about worship. He was checking in because he could tell my speaking had gotten faster at times and wanted to make sure I was okay. At first he asked if I was nervous, but then commented he thought it was my enthusiasm for seeing everyone. It took me a little […]

December 29, 2020

You may be considering resolutions for the coming year. May I suggest a fantastic Bible reading app called Youversion? I have used it before to read through the Bible in a year (365 days), and I have used it for a time of focused prayer. (3 days)  There are many other short and long term […]

December 22, 2020

The core of Christmas is delivered in the message of the angel to the shepherds.  “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” How difficult it […]

December 15, 2020

When we get together at the dinner table during Advent we have found great joy in lighting the Advent wreath and testing each other on our Advent knowledge using the WONDER trivia book provided by the church.  It’s been fun to sing the carols and look up scriptures to find our answers.  Mostly though, we’ve […]

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