Pastor’s Blog

On Feelings and Science
February 25, 2022

On Feelings and Science

By now you’ve received and hopefully read the letter from the Lay Leaders about the relaxing of the mandate for wearing masks in our church buildings. Each of our Lay Leaders is on the Genesis...


Being Brave
February 18, 2022

Being Brave

I grew up in northern Florida, lived in Florida all my life, lived just south of the “Space Coast” for a while, and I never saw a space shuttle launch. I can remember, however, the...


Reset Your Thinking
February 11, 2022

Reset Your Thinking

Have you thought about the opportunities around you every day? Often, I get stuck on my “problems” or my “obstacles.” An unexpected bill. Another doctor’s appointment to squeeze in. An unending supply of emails. A...


A New Wilderness
February 04, 2022

A New Wilderness

I’ve heard many people talk about getting back to normal after this pandemic. I wonder if we are really looking for that or if we are just grasping at anything that will lessen the amount...


You Have Been With Me From Birth
January 28, 2022

You Have Been With Me From Birth

  If there were awards for when we pastors introduce ourselves at the beginning of worship, I would win the “longest title” award. I am the Christian Formation and Outreach Pastor at St. Mark’s. I’ve...


Do No Harm
January 21, 2022

Do No Harm

In Wesleyan teaching, we hear the phrase “Three Simple Rules.” John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, taught that there are three simple rules that should guide our actions and decisions. We should strive each day...


COVID-19 Concerns
January 14, 2022

COVID-19 Concerns

As Omicron continues to race through our community, we remind you once again to stay safe. Social distancing and masking are important for us to slow the spread. The news I hear most recently indicates...


Baptism
January 07, 2022

Baptism

I was about 10 years old when I was in the first church service where I remember a baptism taking place. I have this vivid picture of looking up to where the pastor was with...


Happy New Year!
December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

In our house when I was growing up, we had the tradition of eating certain foods on New Year’s Day. You eat these foods to start the year right, to begin the year with the...


Celebrate With Us!
December 23, 2021

Celebrate With Us!

On this Christmas Eve, we invite you to worship with us. As we hear the news reports and recommendations from the authorities about gathering in large groups, we want to both reassure you and caution...