Author Archives: Shelley Coltrin



Shelley Coltrin

Choosing Love
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Choosing Love

It’s Christmastime! Well, almost. This Sunday is our last Sunday of Advent. It’s the Sunday of love, in the traditional readings. We will talk in worship about the light and life that Jesus brings, according...

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December 18, 2021
Choosing Joy
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Choosing Joy

The nights are getting longer and the sunshine is getting shorter. Winter is coming, and we are fast approaching the longest night. Even in the midst of the joy and cheer of the season, it...

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December 10, 2021
Anticipation
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Anticipation

Today, Friday, I paint. When some people say this, we automatically think of Mary Cassat or Georgia O’Keefe. That’s not what I’m doing. I’m painting a room. You might remember during the monsoon this summer,...

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December 03, 2021
Decorations
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Decorations

Have you decorated yet? My husband reminded me last week that a year ago, we set up our Christmas tree a full week before Thanksgiving. We never do that! We decorate on Thanksgiving Day or...

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November 26, 2021
Perseverance
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Perseverance

This week, our ICU numbers are bad. This week, some other number got worse by six times. Not double, SIX times worse. This week, that school is closed, and that one is missing a large...

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November 19, 2021
Commitment
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Commitment

What are you committed to? I’m committed to my health. I pay attention to what I eat, I try to exercise, I don’t overdo it. Well, full disclosure, I don’t do all of those things...

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November 12, 2021
All Saints' Day
in Pastor's Weekly Message

All Saints’ Day

In worship on Sunday, we will observe All Saints’ Day. This is often set aside as a Catholic thing, but the Methodist Church has a strong tradition of observing the day. John Wesley, the founder...

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November 05, 2021
Presence
in Pastor's Weekly Message

Presence

As I write this, I’m preparing for vacation. I’m checking off all the tasks I need to do in order to walk away without leaving anything on my to-do list. In reality, I’ve narrowed that...

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October 15, 2021