Pastor’s Blog

Thoughts
April 16, 2021

Thoughts

Worship in upcoming weeks: Join us at 9 a.m. on Sundays, April 18 and 25, for in-person worship on the west patio. Bring your own chair. If you unable to bring a chair, some will...


Easter Week
April 09, 2021

Easter Week

  Recently I’ve gone back to reading a little book called “Attitudes of Gratitude.” Early this week I came across a devotion in this book that suggested we notice all the gifts that come to...


All Things
April 02, 2021

All Things

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Really? All things? I can’t do all things. I can’t do a gymnastics routine or fly a helicopter or cure cancer or COVID-19...


Holy Week
March 26, 2021

Holy Week

  Sunday, March 28, is Palm and Passion Sunday, which is the start of Holy Week. We’ll be blessed with a recorded worship service at 9:45 a.m. that includes lots of music – a cantata...


Ups and Downs
March 19, 2021

Ups and Downs

I’m going to begin today with a prayer and then write about “ups and downs.” Prayer: God of hope and healing, comfort those who mourn, especially those affected by the shootings in Atlanta this week....


A Year
March 12, 2021

A Year

  Almost 525,600 minutes since March 15, 2020, when we closed our buildings for in-person worship and other gatherings. The song “Seasons of Love” from the stage musical Rent asks, “How do you measure a...


The Mind of Christ
February 26, 2021

The Mind of Christ

Two opportunities for you this Sunday, Feb. 28: .Join me for “Coffee With the Pastor” at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is a chance to converse with me, ask questions and see others. Lasts about...


Invitations
February 19, 2021

Invitations

  “Coffee With the Pastor” is simply a time of conversation with me over Zoom. You don’t have to drink coffee to come! In fact, I drink tea rather than coffee so I suppose I...


Blessings
February 12, 2021

Blessings

  Art and I are so happy to announce the arrival of our grandson, Harrison Linden Halla-Ragland, born to our son, David, and his wife, Michelle, and big brother, Helios, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 here...