Yearly Archive: 2015

Dec 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: New Year, Fresh Start

  By the time you all are reading this, the event that is currently chasing around everyone’s social media feeds will be long since forgotten, however, right now, in this moment, it’s in the forefront of my mind. Last night, Steve Harvey, the fun-loving host of “Family Feud,” had a terrible, horrible, no good, very …

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Nov 30

From the Pastor’s Desk: Have Jesus, Will Travel

’Tis the season! (I know, most of you are filling in, “to be jolly, fa la la la” etc., and cursing me for getting it stuck in your heads. Apologies!) Alas, the Christmas season is upon us. In the coming weeks, we will be stringing up twinkle lights on our rooftops and around our Christmas …

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Oct 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: Cue the Music

I’ll admit it—I am a total sucker for award season. It doesn’t mater if it’s the Oscars, the Tonys, the Streamys – I am there. I can’t help it. I get caught up in the fashion, in the ambiance, in the unknown of whether a show or flm I love will get recognized. I just …

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Sep 30

From the Pastor’s Desk: Risky Faith

What are you willing to fight for? What are you willing to stand up for? To stand up and scream at the top of your lungs until someone listens? What, for you, is “worth the risk?” In our day and age, sometimes it seems as though there is little worth fighting for, because at this …

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Aug 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: To Serve or to Be Served

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, my sister and I went with a group from our church down to Mississippi in order to help with the clean-up efforts. We spent most of our time working in and around Biloxi, where many had lost their homes and were living in temporary housing, with little access …

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Jul 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: 1 in 30,000

“Service is the rent you pay for being.” These words were spoken to 30,000 Lutheran youth on the Saturday night of the National Youth Gathering, by Marian Wright Edelman, the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and one of the earliest organizers of the Poor People’s Campaign alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. We looked at …

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