The Pastor’s Posts

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  • Systemic Racial Injustice and the Gospel
    Our nation is suffering right now. That much is clear. I recognize that in some situations offering an opinion or response does little more than fan a flame of divisiveness, and silence may be helpful. However, I also realize that some situations demand and need a response.  I am reminded that God responded to our need and "while … Read more
  • It’s time to go to church… sort of.
    After our board meeting Tuesday night we were all agreed: we need to get back to church, and the time is here to begin that process. It won't be "normal," but we are moving toward that reality. Our Governor has declared that our county will be moved to the "yellow" phase of the reopening plan … Read more
  • Conspiracy and COVID-19.
    Something's not right here.  Everyone seems to have this perspective. Our world is scrambling to make sense of this pandemic and the global response to it. Christians are no different. We all want to know what is going on, and we notice when things don't seem to make sense. One example here in PA occurred … Read more