Pastor’s Desk 5.24.15

Why Pentecost?       “Without the Holy Spirit, God is distant, Christ is merely an historical figure, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is just an organization, authority is domination, mission is propaganda, liturgy is only nostalgia, and the work of Christians is slave labor.      But with the Holy Spirit, Christ is risen

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Pastor’s Desk 5.17.15

Parting messages have their own impact. The last words said by someone moving away or even going away for a long time hold special places in our hearts. I remember the deployments I went on in my 16 years of military service and how touching were those words between husband and wife and parent and

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Pastor’s Desk 5.10.15

In the past 10 months I have prayed, cried, laughed and rejoiced with many of you. I have seen you in great sorrow and great joy.  I implored the Lord for what you have asked. What follows here flows from those requests, concerns and often time, tears, as well as those from previous parishes and

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Pastor’s Desk 5.3.15

In my spiritual life I can look back on periods when I thought I was living in Christ, yet, upon reflection now, the actual fruit of my life was far from God’s will.  At certain levels of consciousness I thought that I belonged to Christ, however, my behavior, my attitudes, my words and thoughts, were

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