Listening to God’s Voice

Listening to God’s Voice

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don from St. Johns UCC. Last Sunday I talked a little about how often we are absorbed in the day-to-day details of our lives and become so occupied with it that we simply are not aware of the parallel activities and intentions...

Covenanted Together

I’m writing this on the day after my Installation service on October 24. The Installation service and our wedding anniversary fell only two days apart, so perhaps it was no coincidence that it all felt like a kind of wedding to me: the invitations, the dark suit and...
Interconnected

Interconnected

Good morning, friends. This is Pastor Don from St. Johns UCC. I suppose most of you know that last Sunday was my Installation service at 2:00 pm. What a meaningful time it was for me. It was made even better by the sermon Earl Reives preached in the morning: “We Are...
Covenant Relationship

Covenant Relationship

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don from St. Johns UCC. I wanted to chat with you here at the end of the week so that I could include this last-minute reminder of the Installation Service tomorrow at 2:00 pm. I really believe it will be a meaningful service...
Delicate Balance

Delicate Balance

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don from St. John’s UCC. I started this little message yesterday. I was sitting here in the church office surrounded by signs of activity. Glenn was next door working on some part of the Gathering Place. Several people...
Live in the Present

Live in the Present

It seems that most of us tend to be either pessimists or optimists in our outlook on life. The pessimists get drawn away from living in the now to think about what awful things might happen and the optimists are drawn away by all of the wonderful possibilities that...