Pastor’s Blog

Regarding Mother's Day
May 06, 2022

Regarding Mother’s Day

Sunday is a big day! Yes, it’s Mother’s Day. Honestly, I’ve never had a great love for Mother’s Day. I am terrible at cards and greetings for birthdays; adding in Mother’s and Father’s days gives...


To Mask, or Not to Mask?
April 29, 2022

To Mask, or Not to Mask?

Greetings, people of St. Mark’s! Lynn is feeling a bit under the weather the last few days and so I offered to “sub” in for her blog post this morning. Enjoy! Have you ever watched...


Happy Earth Day
April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Did you know Earth Day was born in 1970? Since then, laws have changed and policies have been adopted that have helped us to improve some of our treatment of our earth....


Paradox
April 08, 2022

Paradox

One of my favorite movies of my teenage years was the animated film, Aladdin. I loved the humor of Robin Williams that really shone in his depiction of the genie. One of his phrases has...


When Jokes Go Wrong
April 01, 2022

When Jokes Go Wrong

It is with much sadness that I announce the Bishop called and… Wait, no, I won’t do that to you. Some things just aren’t jokes, even on April Fool’s Day! Are you an April Fool-er?...


The 'Quiet' Ministry
March 25, 2022

The ‘Quiet’ Ministry

Greetings Friends, Have you ever considered what makes a ministry effective? Is something effective because it serves a lot of people in the greater community? Is something effective because it creates lasting memories for those...


Learn. Love. Grow Together.
March 18, 2022

Learn. Love. Grow Together.

I have been asked to cover the blog this week by Pastor Lynn, who has been on vacation. She’s asked me to write about the “Learn. Love. Grow Together.” seminar scheduled for 9 a.m. to...


A Denomination Divided
March 11, 2022

A Denomination Divided

The United Methodist Church has made the news again. It announced last week that General Conference 2020 has been postponed another time. General Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Methodist Church and...


Help for Ukraine
March 04, 2022

Help for Ukraine

As we watch the news from Ukraine, it’s easy to feel helpless and fearful. As in other times of social anxiety, our Methodist tradition has direction for us. The United Methodist Church speaks against war....