You Did It!

You Did It!

I just reread my article from the August Journal and in it I spoke of the upcoming Block Party. I said: “It will be fun, but if we stay alert, it will be much more than that.” You did and it was! I was asked to be the Grill Master and from that place behind the grill,...

Intentional Positivity

By the time you all receive this August Journal, the St. John’s Block Party will be history and we will have more first hand experience with the idea. I want to share with you a few thoughts concerning why it is that I am in favor of ideas like this. I believe that...
Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. Last Sunday I preached on “Just Do it,” which, of course, is the theme of the Nike commercials. There are so many things that need someone to “Just Do It” in order to assure that God’s will is done on earth just as it is in...
Double Share

Double Share

Good afternoon.  This is Pastor Don.  The loss of Nancy Nadolny and most recently Nancy Smith has surely been felt so sharply by some of you who were unable to get to the services where we honored their lives. Their passing leaves such a hole in our...
Pat Ourselves On the Back

Pat Ourselves On the Back

It seems to me that it’s time to pat ourselves on the back! The Great Ice Cream Social was a grand success and it happened when we all worked together to make it possible! The markers of our success include: 1) the free and radical love of God being expressed to our...
Free Giver

Free Giver

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. I am challenged by the text that was a part of my sermon on Sunday. It is Jesus’ commission to his disciples before he sent them on a mission to people in surrounding neighborhoods. He said: “Freely you have received,...