This Sunday six people will step forward to be installed as Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church and for the Church of Jesus Christ wherever it is found. Three of them will do so for the first time. This is both a great honor and a great responsibility. Woodrow Wilson, after serving as the President… Continue reading Unity

We Believe

Throughout history creeds have been used to define a community of faith. These statements are usually developed and affirmed by representatives of each of the various factions within a community to affirm core beliefs that would bind them together. The Nicene Creed is the earliest example of this process within the Christian Church. After Emperor… Continue reading We Believe

Committed to Service – Sunday

Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. (Ephesians 2:10) Our passage today declares that we are “created in Christ Jesus to do good things.” We have been called for a purpose! We are called… Continue reading Committed to Service – Sunday

Ready or Not

Font and Pulpit

If temptation were like a lion roaring in the jungle, one might turn and run the other way. But temptation is more like a tiny snake, hiding among the path were one might walk, able to slip through the narrowest crack, then inject its poison before one might react. A thousand years or more ago… Continue reading Ready or Not


In the early 1980's Chrysler Corporation nearly went bankrupt their stock price had dropped from about $8 per share to under $2. Lee Iacocca, became their CEO and personally appeared in advertisements promising to rebuild Chrysler. I had considered buying a few hundred shares during those dark weeks for Chrysler, when bankruptcy seemed more certain… Continue reading Reflections