Death by Chocolate

“Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.” — Ephesians 5:8-10 (NRSV) Dear Friends, Except for the fact that I could not for the life of me get my bow tie on...

Weather Cancellation

“Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock.” — Matthew...

Ecclesiastical Council

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the...

A Service for Peace

Let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. — First Peter 3:11 (NRSV) Dear Friends, The news is so often overwhelming these days, but this last week has been particularly heartbreaking. I’ve just received an email “Call to Action”from...

New Confirmand Class

But when the chief priests and legal experts saw the amazing things he was doing and the children shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were angry. They said to Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?” “Yes,” he answered. “Haven’t you...

21st Century Leadership Class

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. — Isaiah 43:19 (NRSV) Dear Friends, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, restful and rejuvenating summer, as Pam and I have. This...