[Our Chancel Choir hosted a fun Cabaret Music event at our church this past Saturday evening. Several of the songs were from the Charlie Brown musical. Toward the end of the program, the choir presented me with this Charlie Brown football that was signed by our choir members. It is now in my office as a reminder that we have a wonderful music program and in addition to our Sunday worship services, we are also a church that likes to offer these other creative ways like Cabaret to reach our community with God’s love.]
You can see where you can sign your name to attend the party. By signing it, it’s your way of saying, “Yes, Jesus. I want to follow you.” Take this home with you and let it be a reminder of the invitation Jesus extends to you today.
[We were blessed to have the Ohio University Honor Choir sing two beautiful anthems for us during our 10:30 worship service. The choir consists of fifty high school students from all across the state including West Virginia. Our church provided them with refreshments and a lunch following the worship service. Thank you, Honor Choir for blessing us with your wonderful gift of music!]
I love how Queen Elizabeth has been in the news all because she hasn’t been able to go to church the past several weeks because of an illness. She really misses it on those rare occasions when she can’t make it to church. We need to be reminded of our true identity throughout our life.
Today (January 6) we celebrate the concluding 12th day of the Christmas Season. In our western Christian liturgical calendar, we conclude the Christmas Season with the story of the visit of the Wise Men who brought gifts to the Christ Child. Yes, it’s …
I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low by thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
Avoid eating excessive sugar. See exceptions below…
Become a better listener especially after coming home from work.
Always remember your main mission in life which is to joyfully live out the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed so that your family, your church, and your community will know and embrace God’s hope and promises for their daily living.
REFRAIN FROM TALKING WAY TOO LOUDLY WHEN SPEAKING ON YOUR PHONE IN PUBLIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quit using millennial phrases like “street cred” in your sermons to sound like you are really with it. You are a middle aged mainline denomination pastor. Embrace it!
Appreciate the moment but don’t use that as an excuse to not plan ahead.
Continue to wonder if you are truly a Christian nerd but don’t let that stop you from praying and reading scripture at a set time each morning since this seems to have worked well for you over the past several decades.
As a pastor, help the congregation to focus on a new ministry that will be sustainable and help people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Do not check the mail when it’s a federal holiday.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.