Beginning on February 4th, I will be leaving you all to have a sabbatical from church life and ministry work. I realize that this will be difficult for many of us; speaking for myself I’m already experiencing separation anxiety! Nevertheless, my desire to recharge and rejuvenate so that I can serve you all from a fresh perspective and heart overrides any angst I’m feeling.
I’m certain you all have questions. To that end, Jonathan and I are hosting two informational forums. The first is scheduled on Wednesday, January 9th from 6:00-7:00pm in Hassler Chapel. The second is scheduled for Sunday, January 13th after worship at 12:30pm in Room 102. During this time, Jonathan will speak a
Dear Members and Friends of Media Presbyterian Church,
On behalf of the Elders, I'm writing to say Thank You and Please. First, thank you for your generosity and giving throughout 2018 and the many generous increased pledges for 2019. The majority of Estimate of Giving cards received have increased over previous years.
In 1st Samuel chapter 17, David defeats the Philistine giant Goliath. The story is told in brilliant detail of how the 9 foot tall champion frightened of the Army of Israel for weeks before the young boy David dared to face him. Media Presbyterian Church reminds me of David. If you will pardon the metaphor, this congregation, like David, “punches above its weight.”
I’ve really been enjoying my time sitting up front with our MPC kiddos each Sunday. We have some really great conversations about elements of worship, things in the bulletin, the songs
the choir sings, kinds of baptism, and so much more!
Recently, in our little first pew, we had a discussion about the Advent candles, and what colors mean what things, and why they’re there. We’ve been learning about Advent in our lessons and activities, but the candles themselves were up for debate. Why a pink one? Does it matter in what order they’re lit? Why purple for all of those? Chase, Owen, Annabelle and I have been having fun looking things up and discussing all of these questions – and I think it’
Mark 1:40-42 A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. Earlier this year I was busy and stressed out trying to do everything, probably like all of you feel right now. I was getting ready for another meeting and felt rushed. I welcomed the individual into my office and invited them to sit down. I jumped right into business, but they paused and asked if we could start in prayer. Quick side note, I always feel embarrassed when I am not the one to suggest opening and closi