Pastor’s Letter

The Blessings of God’s Gifts

November 19, 2017

Investing what we have been given is an important dimension to the parable Jesus tells this weekend in the Gospel.  So often we see some of the challenges of our lives as obstacles and hurdles.  We look at what holds us back.  God is the giver of the gifts.  God is the one handing out […]

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Foolish or Wise?

November 12, 2017

Everyone wants to be wise.  Everyone longs to be a wise sage sifting out truth and being a spokesperson for it.  The young generation who loves Star Wars gravitate to the image of Yoda or a Jedi Master.  As we all know, to become a master, one needs training.  In real life, wisdom is found through […]

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To be Great is to Serve

November 5, 2017

Jesus is clear as to what highway to take to the Kingdom of God.  He tells us that this road must begin and end with servanthood.  In a time when superhero movies and costumes fill society, we have become enamored with power and forces of evil being overcome by super powers.  At a time when […]

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Love, Love and More Love

October 29, 2017

If I asked you, what is the greatest thing you ever have done in your life, what would you say?  What is the greatest accomplishment, greatest event, greatest thing you have ever done?   When the scholar asked Jesus what is the most important thing we can do, Jesus’ answer was love.  Love God with all […]

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Tricking Jesus

October 22, 2017

Did you ever feel the need to trick or deceive someone?  As a child, this sometimes happened in conversations with my parents.  While I thought I was clever and I was getting away with something, it never seemed to work out.  When asked about a grade on a test, I chose to use the comparison […]

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Celebrating Good God Time

October 15, 2017

I would like to thank all of those who participated in our first Service Sunday!   It was a time to reach out to our college students with care packages, the homebound with painted pumpkins and letters to our troops , others in need of an outreach  and connection.  Thanks to all! G T.G.   Good God Time came when a […]

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Landowners and the Vineyard

October 8, 2017

In the Biblical times, as Jesus began another parable about the landowners and vineyards, the people who gathered must have thrown up their hands.  Another parable about landowners and vineyards? Really?  We have heard a few this liturgical year and most recently just two weeks ago.  One of the things about these parables is that those who listened […]

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Fair or Unfair?

October 1, 2017

How often have we heard the words, “that is not fair!”? I imagine parents hear it quite a bit.  How often do we use those words, “that is so unfair!”  So what is fair?   So often we base our internal compass of fairness on what we want.  It is at the core of some self-serving […]

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Being Summoned

September 24, 2017

In today’s Gospel we can easily focus on the generosity of God.  It is wonderful that He is so generous with His mercy and His love.  Yet today there is another aspect of God that we can open up and reflect on; that is the landowner who constantly goes to where the workers are at.  […]

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How Often Must I Forgive?

September 17, 2017

It is an interesting question.  Forgiveness is a healing that is intertwined with trust, respect and love.  On the surface, forgiveness is something we all know we are called to do.  Yet in the heart, the journey to forgiveness is lifelong.  The deeper the pain, the greater the cost it is to forgive. Jesus tells […]

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