January Newsletter

Pastor’s Perspective

It’s finally here – the New Year is upon us and many of us, quite frankly, are very glad to kiss good-bye to 2019.  For many of us, it was a challenging year.  Loss of loved ones, loss of friendship, health challenges, economic hardship, and challenging work environments meant that the year was not easy to work through.


December Newsletter

As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  No, it’s not because deer season is at hand (sorry all you hunters!) It is the season where we celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The season of Advent, which begins on December 1st , means “coming” or “arrival” and is the celebration of the Savior of the world leaving His home in heaven to come to earth, as the apostle Matthew wrote, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”


November Newsletter

When I think of the month of November two things come immediately to mind: deer hunting and Thanksgiving.  The Pennsylvania whitetail season is in full swing in the month of November, as the archery season winds down, with the rut coming to its zenith, it is quickly followed by the rifle season. For many of us, these November days are spent in a tree stand from sunrise to sunset, which I call “dark to dark” hunting. The idea is that we climb into a tree when it’s dark and we don’t get down from the tree until its dark or until the Lord blesses us with a harvest.