From the Pastor’s Desk – May 2017

Peace be with you! We recently started taking time for intentional breathing at our house. With two young kids learning to manage emotions, and two young parents learning how to manage the emotions of youngkids…and our own, we need to do a lot of breathing....
From the Pastor’s Desk – April 2017

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 2017

“There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6). Dear Friends in Christ, The...
From the Pastor’s Desk – March 2017

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 2017

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the one in whom we live, move, and have our being. Amen. The season of Lent is here. During this holy season, in our preparation for the joy of Easter, we will...
From the Pastor’s Desk – February 2017

From the Pastor’s Desk – February 2017

Dear Friends in Christ, I need to lead off this February note to you with saying thank you to all members of Good Shepherd for the wonderful experiences you have shared with me and Cindy in our brief time with you thus far. Cindy has said to me she feels so warmly...
From the Pastor’s Desk – January 2017

From the Pastor’s Desk – January 2017

Greetings! I’m thrilled to share this greeting with every household that receives this newsletter. It seems like forever since November 20, 2016, when I learned from Tristan Pearson that I was officially being called as your new lead pastor. I truly appreciate...

From the Interim Pastor’s Desk – July 2015

Why Do We Exist? Patrick Lencioni wrote a best-selling book called, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business¹. He wrote primarily for businesses, yet organizational health is certainly important to the Church also. One of six...

From the Interim Pastor’s Desk – June 2015

Quick–Answer this question, “Why do we go to worship?” How many of you missed the answer that the question the question itself implies—to worship? Most often we would hear it phrased, “why do we go to church?” They may seem, on the surface, to be the same...

From the Interim Pastor’s Desk – May 2015

“Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.” ― Stanley Hauerwas Two generations have passed since Bob Dylan first sang, “the times, they are a-changin’.” One...

From the Interim Pastor’s Desk – April 2015

True or False? Keeping peace in the congregation is the number one goal of a good church leader. Those who have the longest history in the congregation are the least likely to accept change. An effective church leader is tolerant, rather than confrontational. Groups...