Pastor’s Journal

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December 2015

by Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

Where’s the Creek ? (“In the Beginning” edition) Running down the church aisle she shouts: “Hey. Hey. Hey! Unto you a child is born…and it’s Jesus! And He’s in the barn! Go on! Go up! Go up!” So Gladys Herdman herds the shepherds toward Jesus, Mary, and Joseph at the manger placed in the church […]

November 2015

by Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

Where’s the Creek? (“Stewardship” edition) I said to her, “I am stunned!” She had come to my office and asked to know what the cost to operate the congregation’s ministry would be for the upcoming month. “Let’s see,” I responded. I thought she might be a curious member interested in knowing how we translated our […]

October 2015

by Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

Where’s the Creek? (“Symbol of the Child” edition) The Middle School youth sat in the first 2 pews. The High School Youth sat in the next 2 pews. When I asked why, the quick reply: “Tradition!” Did I mention that these pews placed 15-20 youth right in front of the Pulpit? As I rose to […]

September 2015

by Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

Where’s the Creek ?   (“Challenge of the Spirit” edition) Connected. Grown. Served…. Wait!   At so many points along the way the Disciples thought they had the “Follow me” saying figured out. “Jesus said it. They followed. Case closed. We know what to do. We know how to be disciples. Is there anything left to change?” […]

August 2015

by Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

Where’s the Creek? (“Are we there yet?” edition) Am I a “Talking Head”? Everywhere I serve I am concerned that 1) what I do is relevant, and 2) that the congregation I serve continues to be, or becomes relevant. Many of our communities of faith span 5 generations! That means that there are A LOT […]