From the Pastor’s Pen

Pastor’s Page – January 2024

Dear Siblings in Christ, Merry Christmas! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Christmas celebration, and maybe the festivities will even last all 12 days of Christmas, until January 6. For many, Christmas truly is “The Most Wonderful Time of Year.” There’s...

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Pastor’s Page – December 2023

Dear Members and Friends of St. Paul’s, December is a busy month at St. Paul’s. Check out the calendar to see all the great things going on! Amidst the preparations and celebrations, we also wait for the birth of our Savior. Our Advent waiting is threefold: we wait...

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Pastor’s Page – November 2023

Dear Siblings in Christ, In the month of November, many Americans take time to give thanks. Here are a few things I’m thankful for this month (arranged alphabetically): Church Council: The Council has been working especially hard these last few months after the...

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Pastor’s Page – October 2023

Dear Members and Friends of St. Paul’s, In October, we celebrate Reformation Day. Part of our celebration commemorates the events within history that led to the creation of the Lutheran Church. However, Reformation is more than just a celebration of history. When we...

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Pastor’s Page – September 2023

Dear Siblings in Christ, Times of transition can be difficult. Obviously, here at St. Paul’s you know this well. This congregation has experienced significant transitions over the last ten years, and even as some of those transitions are not fully resolved, we find...

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Pastor’s Page – August 2023

Dear St. Paul’s Friends, In any community of our church’s size, there are bound to be times when we don’t all agree, times when rumors and gossip spread, and times when people are upset. Even though I tend to be a people-pleaser and a consensus-builder, in my 10+...

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Pastor’s Page – July 2023

Dear St. Paul’s Community, Over the last couple months, I’ve had the privilege of participating in a course for an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising. As part of the class, each participant must design and complete a final project in their congregation. Do...

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Pastor’s Page – June 2023

Dear Members and Friends of St. Paul’s, At the end of April, I began an 8-week course online for an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising. Over the course of our time together, we are studying trends in giving over the last several decades; why, where, and...

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Pastor’s Page -May 2023

Dear St. Paul’s Family, Every month, when the Council meets, we begin with devotions. For the last year and a half, I’ve invited each member to take a turn telling a bit of their faith story—how their faith has made them who they are, how God has been and is currently...

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