Pastor's Notes

A Day Off for Discipleship

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It’s funny how sometimes our gospel lessons sync so well with what is going on in the world.  There is no greater example of this than this week, as we are in the midst of two straight weeks hearing about Jesus calling the first disciples and today marking the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Pastor's Notes

Happy Thanksgiving

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It’s Turkey time, which also means it’s time to give thanks.  Thanksgiving week always feels like a great week for a pause.  A halt to the insanity, and a nice respite before the hectic schedules of Christmas and the full-on holiday season commence.  So this week, we’re also take a pause on the blog, nothing […]

Charity

The Widow’s Offering

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I’ve been thinking a lot about this Bible passage this week.  Luke’s story of the widow who gives her last two coins to the treasury, and Jesus’ subsequent teaching about giving out of our abundance versus giving out of our poverty (Luke 21.1-4).  It’s actually the story that comes right before the gospel lesson we […]