Monthly Archives: September 2017


The question we are left with today is: Are you envious because I am generous? And if we are honest with ourselves, the answer has to be: Yes. Yes I am. Come on, you can’t say you’ve never been envious of another person; their success, their accomplishments, their talents, their […]

Sermon: No Playing Favorites


As I write this newsletter, tomorrow (September 20) is designated the International Day of Peace. Several years ago, Diane and I attended a Peace Making Conference at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. The conference was called “Remembering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling”. With the apparently increasing tensions between races and nations, […]

Pastor’s Journal – October




One of this year’s improvement projects is to have the steeple painted.  Barnes & Rees of Cazenovia have taken on the project, which involved renting a large hydraulic lift.  Check out the images of the lift in action, as well as a few other recent improvement projects.

Steeple Painting Underway



During the summer of 2012 while I was taking a summer sabbatical, Diane and I had the opportunity to share pulpit supply duties at a handful of small town and rural churches in Kansas, one of which was Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Now Hopewell is what you would call the epitome […]

Sermon: Where Two are Gathered