God in Life and Ministry
I originally began this BLOG as an extension to the webpage I created for the lake City United Methodist Church. I found the free setup for a BLOG provided by Spectrum to be rather basic and lacking. Of course one could criticize Spectrum’s free web tools as such across the board. I expect that ifContinue reading “A Few BLOG Updates”
A message from Michigan Area Bishop David Alan Bard. View this email in your browser Continue to act in the common good. An update on COVID-19 and in-person worship recommendations January 13, 2021 Dear Friends in Christ in The United MethodistContinue reading “Latest Letters from Bishop Bard and Bishop Satterlee”
“Nathaniel” John 1:43-51 Can anything good come out of Nazareth? This is what Nathaniel asked, and then there is God’s answer to Nathaniel’s question that I think becomes most important to us. What does come out of Nazareth? It is generally assumed that Nazareth was not highly thought of –perhaps a small subsistence communityContinue reading “Sermon for January 17, 2021”
Remember Your Baptism Mark 1:4-11 I remember when I was ordained as an Elder in our church in the West Virginia Annual Conference. In that conference all the gatherings were held in a large chapel. There was a point during the services where those being ordained were recognized and so we were seatedContinue reading “Sermon for January 10, 2021”
Grace to you and peace, As we enter a New Year may the grace of God meet us in the days ahead. Many of us have great concern about the ongoing pandemic, and the social and political questions in these current days. The past and present times have been filled with moments of concern, anxiety,Continue reading “January’s Letter”
“To the Praise of God’s Glory” Ephesians 1:3-14 On the platform of a railroad station there was a large crate with a dog inside. He was the saddest dog you can imagine. A lady asked about him. “You would be sad, too” she was told, “if you were in his plight. He’s chewed theContinue reading “Sermon for January 3, 2021”
I wrote this to be used in our newsletter. Pastor’s Page How do you stay connected? During this time of ongoing illness within our land, how does a person stay connected to God and to one another? In some ways the pandemic has robbed us of those moments of worship that we so love andContinue reading “Staying Connected”
This coming Sunday Sermon may not get posted on my BLOG. It seems after printing the file I inadvertently deleted the file without saving it. I can no longer find the sermon on my computer. I don’t think I am going to retype it. Sorry about this. The sermon will be posted in a videoContinue reading “Find the Sermon for 12/27 on Facebook”
As everyone is probably aware due to the pandemic we have not been able to gather for worship. Sadly, this is true for Christmas Eve as well. I like many others can not remember a time when we have not been in church on Christmas Eve. The evening service is always one of the highContinue reading “Christmas Eve Service?”
“Love All” Luke 1:26-38 Is your life ordinary or extraordinary? I think most of us might think of our lives as being just ordinary. Several days ago, Chuck Yeager past away. He was a man that some might said led an extraordinary life. He was the first to fly faster than the speedContinue reading “Sermon for December 20, 2020”
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