We Always Give Thanks

Colossians 1:3-8 (NRSV) Wow! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It seems like fall has just been flying by doesn’t it. I hear people have been complaining about how late in the calendar Thanksgiving is this year. But, as my mom used to say, it feels like it’s...

The Gifts of Ministry

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 (NRSV) There’s a wonderful little book that came out a few years ago called, “This Odd and Wondrous Calling.” It’s about life in the ministry, written by Lillian Daniel and Martin Copenhaver, two pastors who are relatively well known, at least...

Calling All Men!

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approachin ––Hebrews 10:24-25 Dear Friends, Calling all...

Freedoms and the Four “E” Words

Ephesians 6:10-17 (NRSV) Freedoms and the 4 “E” words In many churches there are two flags….an American flag and a Christian flag.  These flags represent two types of freedoms.  The American flag represents the freedom that allows us to go where we want to go, say...

Kevin’s Email Address Change

*** Email Change Notification *** *** Please begin using revkpleas508@gmail.com to contact me.  *** Dear Friends, I’m writing to let you know that I will no longer be using my old email account. The one I’ve been using for the last four years,...