Christ is Risen! Alleluia! I always wish to spend some extra devotional time on Passion Week, but each year the week gets crowded with other responsibilities. This year I was able to attend both our Maunday Thursday and Good Friday services. I also was able to spend more time in the scripture by preparing a… Continue reading April 5, 2021 — Passion Week
Last week was much like the previous, and this week looks the same. That's because I'm involved in several projects that take a month or two. I finished and sent the spring newsletter to Lehigh for printing and mailing two weeks ago. Last week I sent the email version. That sounds real simple, and it's… Continue reading March 28, 2021 — Continued
Ruth and I just returned from a pleasant walk along Monocacy Creek, and the crocuses I planted last fall are up. We're enjoying the warmer weather. Last week I wrote and sent the spring newsletter to Lehigh for printing and mailing. The good news is that I finished the project. The disappointing news is that… Continue reading March 21, 2021 — Spring has Arrived!
We did it! I'm pretty wiped out, but we launched our church website last night. Matt, our pastor, wrote most of the text; Jed, a member, took the pictures; and I constructed the site -- http://www.lvpca.org. It doesn't look professional, but it does look presentable. I think it gives a clear and attractive sense of… Continue reading March 14, 2021 — Website work
Last Monday began my first week in my new role of half-time with our congregation and half-time assisting other ministries. My first activity was meeting with Matt, our pastor, to discuss operational procedures and the specific tasks I should do. The single biggest project was working our church's website. It has been in development for… Continue reading March 7, 2021 — First Week
Last week I announced that the elders of our church had decided to hire me for a short-term position while we discern what God has for us long-term. That position begins tomorrow! So last week I wrapped up most of the transition projects and prepared for the new position. The church will receive donations to… Continue reading February 28, 2021 — Getting Ready
Last week we wrapped up the residual affairs with RUF and began discussing our next adventure. Throughout the week I continued to field phone calls and emails from friends and associates. Wednesday evening I met with the elders of our church to discuss a ministry proposal. Thursday we had another snow storm, so more hours… Continue reading February 21, 2021 — An End and a Beginning
We didn't get snow every day last week. But we did have more snow to shovel thoughout the week, and temperatures in the 20s which meant it didn't melt. The week was also puctuated by discussions on our transition from RUF to something else. I think that will be all wrapped up by tomorrow. Accompanying… Continue reading February 14, 2021 — Sermon and Office
I'm a prophet! As I predicted last Sunday, we spent a lot of time shoveling snow last week. The snow started Sunday afternoon and continued until Monday night for a total of about 30 inches. I spent much of Tuesday shoveling, half of Thursday, and some every other day. Today we received another several inches,… Continue reading February 7, 2021 — Snow!
Most of last week was taken up with administrative tasks. Every time I sat down to do something a new administrative issue appeared, so I spent a lot of time working on those last week. Administrative tasks are tedious, but the payoff is that when properly settled, they save a lot of time in the… Continue reading January 31, 2021 — Onward!