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Pastor’s Ponderings

December 30, 2018

As I think about Christmas I can’t help but be drawn into the act of renewal for the world that Jesus brought to us. Christmas is at the end of a year, at the end of another age. It is an opportunity for us to think about the year past and really look at how we represented Christ to the world. Does our love for Christ show in our daily actions such as our speech, our face, our reactions to events, our acts of compassion or our outreach to those less fortunate than ourselves. These are all opportunities to fulfill the call of God in Jesus Christ. Jesus left His disciples to change the world and we are the descendants of those disciples so it is our job to change how the world knows who God in Jesus Christ is. Jesus came, Jesus taught, Jesus suffered, Jesus resurrected so that all who believe in Him would be His witness in His Love for the world.

Kind words and loving actions practiced repetitively will become habit and what better habits to have than showing love to the world in all you do.

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and wish everyone a blessed New Year.

Pastor Randy

Lectionary Scriptures for Advent’s fourth Sunday 12-23-18

December 19, 2018

Remember our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Candlelight Service Christmas Eve

December 19, 2018

Wesley United Methodist Church will be having its Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 5pm. If you cannot make it in to Wesley please find a church near you to attend. We get so busy this time of year and Christmas Eve Services are a few moments out of the day to refocus on the true meaning of Christmas. God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him will have everlasting life.

Have a blessed Christmas Season because you believe in the love God has for this world and all of it’s inhabitants.

The picture above is one I took one evening at the church.

Pastor Randy

Lectionary Scripture’s for 11-25-18

November 19, 2018

Lectionary Scripture’s for 11-18-18

November 12, 2018

Lectionary Scripture’s for 11-11-18

November 5, 2018


October 29, 2018

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Do today’s troubles cause your soul unease. Looking for a solution. Look to the scriptures in the Holy Bible. Not a Christian! Look anyway if you are puzzled by our society and the divisions that we see in this great experiment we call Democracy. If crazy people sending pipe bombs in the mail or a hate crime by some lunatic going on a killing spree in a Jewish Synagogue troubles you there is an answer waiting for you. Take for example the scripture listed in the Revised Common Lectionary for this coming Sunday.

Mark 12:28-34
12:28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 12:29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 12:30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 12:31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 12:32 Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 12:33 and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ –this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 12:34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.

No exceptions, no doubt, just two Jewish people agreeing that loving your neighbor is the really good way to live your life. There is no exception. There is no reason to hate. There is only love. All there is left to do is love to be closer to the kingdom of God.

I also want to say a very big “THANK YOU” to the congregation of Wesley United Methodist Church for the Pastor’s Appreciation Gift and lunch. Jane and I love each and every one of you. A special thank you to Jan Day for the guilty verdict during the trial and for her planning efforts.

Pastor Randy

Lectionary Scripture’s for 11-4-18

October 29, 2018

Lectionary Scripture’s for 10-28-18

October 22, 2018

Lectionary Scripture’s for 10-21-18

October 15, 2018