NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, March 15, 2015

I occasionally get invitations in the mail to various events.  I’m always fascinated by the ones that request an RSVP but then add the phrase “regrets only.”  I think I know the intention of “regrets only” because when food is being prepared or served, “Regrets Only” is a means the...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

This past week we were once again faced with a state Supreme Court decision that makes Alabama look like a backward bastion of narrow-mindedness as it issued an order to halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a federal judge’s order. (Will they never...

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Joy to the World

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR ‘PINK’ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014 ‘joy to the world’ If you noticed the heading, you undoubtedly caught that I referred to this coming Sunday as ‘Pink’ Sunday.  It’s not because my “gay gene” finally has gotten the best of me this holiday season.  If...

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Seen Or Unseen: The Father Is Always There

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR JUNE 15, 2014 This Sunday is known in Western liturgical circles as “Trinity Sunday”. The term “Trinity” is not found in the Bible at all. The Trinity is the concept attempting to describe the mystery of the Christian faith of one God manifested in...

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Third-Class Responsibilities

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR JUNE 1, 2014 This Sunday on the liturgical calendar is called “Ascension Sunday”, even though the Day of the Ascension of Jesus occurred on a Thursday, ten days prior to Pentecost. The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament....

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