Pastor’s Blog

Flaws
July 23, 2021

Flaws

We had rain Thursday night at our house. This isn’t actually a new thing – we have been enjoying rain quite often these last few weeks. But this one was different. The thunder, the lightning,...


Rain
July 16, 2021

Rain

I’m starting to feel at home in Tucson. The monsoons have started, and the humidity levels have moved us to feeling more like home in Florida rather than an oven! I’m grateful for the moisture...


Prophets
July 09, 2021

Prophets

As a student at Florida Southern College, I was a Religion major. One of my favorite classes was Prophetic Thought. Dr. Johnson gave us an overview of the prophets and we walked through some of...


Thank You
July 02, 2021

Thank You

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have received so many virtual hugs, handwritten and emailed notes, and even a delicious edible arrangement to welcome me to the community of St. Mark’s. I’m thrilled to...


New Things
June 25, 2021

New Things

A few years ago, as we were finishing a year-long worship series on “A Journey Through the Bible,” we found ourselves in the Book of Revelation in December, during Advent. The thought crossed my mind...


Cleaning Out
June 18, 2021

Cleaning Out

I’ve found the most interesting and heartwarming things as I’ve been cleaning out my office in preparation for retirement. Just as examples, I’ve found tiny notes from children, letters of support, newspaper articles, copies of...


Random Thoughts
June 11, 2021

Random Thoughts

“I thank my God every time I remember you …” (Philippians 1:3) Along with this prayer of thanksgiving for all of you from Philippians 1:3, this prayer is on my heart this morning: New every...


Beginnings
June 04, 2021

Beginnings

This Sunday, June 6, we begin with two worship services in the Sanctuary. For 8 a.m. worship you do not need to register. Registration for 10 a.m. for June 6 is closed; watch for the...


Honor
May 28, 2021

Honor

  NOTE: This Sunday, May 30, we worship at 8 a.m. on the west patio for the last time – on Sunday, June 6, that service moves into the Sanctuary. Prerecorded worship continues at 9:45...


Pentecost
May 21, 2021

Pentecost

  This Sunday, May 23, is Pentecost, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Christian church. Today I’m going to share some important decisions about reopening our campus...