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Category: The Pastor’s Pen

What now?

1 From Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy. To the Thessalonians’ church that is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to all of you. 2 We always thank God for all of you when we mention you constantly in our prayers. 3 This is because we remember your work that comes…
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Trust

Trust in the Lord 3 My son, don’t forget my instruction. Let your heart guard my commands, 2 because they will help you live a long time and provide you with well-being. 3 Don’t let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then…
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Christmas Sharing

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. 11 Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord. 12 This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a…
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Thanks

Enter his gates with thanks;enter his courtyards with praise!Thank him! Bless his name! Psalm 100:4 I want to start by thanking the entire congregation for your continued work. Two years ago, we rolled out a vision for our church of becoming, once more, an integral part of the South Hill Community. We are definitely seeing…
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Can Christians Celebrate Halloween?

From “7 Reasons Why A Christian Can Celebrate Halloween” by Alan Rudnick, pastor, author, and speaker. Can there be a Christian Halloween? Can a Christian celebrate Halloween, which honors ghouls, demons, ghosts, and everything that goes bump in the night dangerous or even evil? Somewhere, in the halls of history, Halloween or All Hallows Eve,…
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A New Thing

Isaiah 43 15 I am the LORD, your holy one, Israel’s creator, your king! 16 The LORD says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, 17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and battalion; they will lie down together and will not rise; they will be extinguished, extinguished…
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Summer

Summer is often a time we feel like the pressures of the rest of the year are lessened a bit. While we will have less happening in the church over the summer, it is not nothing. In mid June, just after Father’s Day, is Annual Conference. Part of this gathering of United Methodist clergy and…
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On the Horizon

It is with much joy that I officially announce that I am projected to return to South Hill UMC for another year. While not “fixed” until Annual Conference in June, this is the action that we can expect. As we wrap up our fourth year (can you believe it?) together, I am excited about where…
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Who Are You Looking For?

15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabbouni” (which…
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Love

13 If I speak in tongues of human beings and of angels but I don’t have love, I’m a clanging gong or a clashing cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and I know all the mysteries and everything else, and if I have such complete faith that I can move mountains but…
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