New Covenant Family, The day is finally upon us when we will return to ‘in person’ worship! It is a moment to be celebrated…cautiously. This is my second writing of this correspondence to all of you. The first was pretty flowery with lots of imagery about dancing together. But before I could finish, the questions … Continue reading Welcome Back!
Cross and sunset Dear Church Family, Lent is upon us and despite a pandemic and blizzards in Texas, we have big plans. I hope you will read to the end so that you don’t miss any option that appeals to you! During worship we will have a time for a “ritual action” in every service. … Continue reading Lent 2021
Cross and sunset This year during Lent, we will examine the seven last words of Christ on the cross in Seven Words: Listening to Christ From the Cross by Susan Robb. While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest … Continue reading Lenten Study Coming!
SONY DSC It’s been a very long time since I had this much trouble trying to write a newsletter article. I’ve been writing these as long as I’ve been on a church payroll. In the beginning it was difficult to think of a subject. But after I did, the words would usually just flow. Then … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season: We Need One Another
Brothers, Sisters, Siblings in Christ, The times we live in are ever changing. Just when we think we're headed in one direction, something changes and we're going in a completely different direction. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are nothing if not flexible, grace-filled and loving. You're church leadership acknowledges that none of us knows … Continue reading **IMPORTANT Notice!!
A month ago I wrote about taking baby steps as we move forward toward in person worship. Now, though I am cautious in my excitement, I am delighted to announce that we will begin in person worship on October 18th. We required a minimum number of volunteers to implement our re-open plan, and we have … Continue reading The Road Ahead
Good Evening, Church! Have you ever watched a child take those first steps? How exhilarating it is! We get so excited and want to have them practice doing it again and again. We want to show off what they can do...as if this was the first child to ever take a first step. But there … Continue reading Baby Steps!
What a rollercoaster ride our lives have become! When things began escalating around COVID-19 in March and we moved everything to online rather than in person, most of us expected it to last 2-4 weeks…6 weeks at the most. We all though, “we can do this. It won’t be long.” Like most pastors in the … Continue reading Life Is A Rollercoaster
Yes, I know. Some of you are hoping that I will just leave it alone. Others are wondering why I don’t speak out and question what has taken me so long. I don’t want to inject into an already escalating situation more divisive noise. If I say/write anything at all, I want it to be … Continue reading Here I Stand
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would agree to canceling worship in the sanctuary for even one Sunday, never mind 12 weeks (this Sunday will be 12 weeks). Remember the year not so long ago when we had a snow and ice storm on Christmas Eve? I was almost to … Continue reading Never in my wildest dreams…