From Pastor Tony


This year, with an early frost, it seems like fall and harvest is coming early.  As I write this column, it is still officially summer, but the corn and the beans are already looking like it is fall.  The season which looks forward to the harvest is also the season to be thankful for the produce and blessings that God has given us.

In this season of harvesting the produce of the land, it is good for us to ask what kind of fruit you and I are producing.

  • What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?
  • What does the Lord expect of me?
  • What “holy habits” should I cultivate in my life?

During Sunday worship this fall to help us with this, we are taking part in a study called Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life.

In September we have discussed the importance of making a personal commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have heard how we can deepen this relationship with him through prayer, Bible reading, and being in worship.

In October we will look at how, through sharing our faith stories with others can help us come even closer to Jesus.  And what place our financial gifts and our service to others have in deepening our faith and commitment to our Lord and Savior.

I hope you will make plans to be with us and hear how you can cultivate these “holy habits” so that your effectiveness as a disciple of Jesus Christ will be multiplied!

See you in church!

May God Bless Us!

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2 thoughts on “From Pastor Tony

  1. Dear Pastor Tony,

    We are close friends and former neighbors of Joyce Gina and Bob. We met at their 10th Anniversary renewal of vows (Shirley was the one getting in everyone’s way with her camera).

    We have a strange, but Huge favor? We are trying to finish a prayer shawl for Joyce in time for Bob’s memorial service. If it is done by Thursday, may I ask your help to gather together before the service to pray for Joyce while we all hold (as best we can) a piece of the shawl? It may be a comfort to her having a shawl that has been prayed over by her pastor, church members, friends and family. If no, that’s OK, too.

    Thank you for your time; and we thank you, everyone, for the love and great kindness you’ve shown both Bob and Joyce.

    Love in Christ,

    Shirley & Rich

    1. It was an honor to be able to lead those gathered in blessing the special prayer shawl you made for Gina. I’m glad you were able to be with us at the celebration of Bob’s life last week.

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