From The Pastor


My sermon last Sunday reflected the themes from the Letter to the Hebrews.  Faith, the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen is the common thread across the life of this church.  The great cloud of witnesses have led this church throughout the decades,  through the many crisis and joys of the church we abide in and the society in which we run with perseverance the race that has been set before us.  This faith and great cloud of witnesses will continue to guide all of us long into the future, for we are a part of something greater than these seventeen years together.


During the benediction I spoke of some of those I thought of among my great cloud of witnesses:  my mother, my wife Susan, my mother-in-law, our church that cared for us during my discernment of call and seminary years.  You too are among my great cloud of witnesses. For you have both enriched my faith and supported me and my family throughout these years together.  You continued to encourage me not only in my ministry to you, but as I participated in the life of our city and county.  I trust I represented you well in those endeavors.


Our family joins me and Susan in thanking you for the wonderful gift of serving you as your pastor.  We will always cherish this time together.  It has truly been an honor for me.  We thank you for your very generous gift to us to assist us in visiting our children and grandchildren. Thanks also for the very special music, many gifts, and a wonderful luncheon.  It was truly a memorable time for us.


I will continue to keep you in my prayers, as well as your new Transitional Pastor, Roger Au, who will begin his time with you on March 1.  I know God will continue to bless you with the gifts and fruit of the Spirit as you begin a new page in this church’s glorious history.

                                                                                                                        Grace and peace,





Posted on August 1, 2014 .

Koinonia Circle

Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m. - Koinonia Circle will go out to eat at Olde Dutch Restaurant.  ALL LADIES OF THE CHURCH ARE INVITED!  PLEASE COME!!

Posted on May 7, 2014 .