I mean that in a good way. Last week at church may have been one of my best services, but today was one of those days that reminds me why I'm a *pastor* and not just a preacher/worship leader. It is Heritage Sunday, and my sermon (unrecorded) focused on "coming together"-- our denomination coming together… Continue reading One of Those Days
"To a Known God" ( April 20, 2008 ) What if all of the aspects of our lives are interconnected-- how we treat each other, our economic systems, our abuse of the planet, our isolation from God? What would it mean on this Earth Day to live our lives as if we were all in God, to be connected to… Continue reading Sermon: To a Known God
They came back! And we had another visitor who is 'looking for a church.' And we had a vocal soloist who did a really good job. And a pretty decent crowd. And a really decent collection. And a good gathering after church for coffee hour. And my Earth Day themed sermon, "To a Known God"… Continue reading Oh yeah.
About two years ago, I received an email from a man who was new to the area. He told me that he had examined my church's website and seen that we were not a Reconciling Congregation (intentionally welcoming of glbt persons), but that he and his partner and their son were looking for a church.… Continue reading Score one, Grace space
Monday night was the mega meeting night I'd been planning. We had 18 people, which for our congregation is really good turnout to a meeting night. We gathered for dinner at 6 (next time if we do it in the evening, we will start at 5:30, because families with kids need to eat earlier and… Continue reading Ministry Area Night