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Sheila Thomasson
February 5, 2015

Looking Around Our Church by Pastor Butler

“Looking Around Our Church” I always use January as a time for personal reflection; you know, the kind where you look back at last year, look forward to the year ahead, while also looking at exactly where you are at this very moment. We do that at St. John’s too! We look at our present […]

January 7, 2015

“… and a Happy New Year” by Pastor David Butler

  “… and a Happy New Year” During the month of December we heard and sang many songs and carols: some proclaiming the birth of a Savior, others hoping for a winter wonderland, and a few wishing us a Merry Christmas. In fact, the carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” has reportedly been sung […]

December 2, 2014

“A Voice in the Wilderness” by Pastor David Butler

We are about to enter the seasons of Advent and Christmas. In fact, before the next January Herald reaches your home, we will be in the midst of the Christmas season, meaning the celebration of Christmas Day will have already occurred. We will have attended to all the Advent and Christmas preparations, i.e., lighting the […]

November 1, 2014

Do you have a harness? – By Pastor David Butler

“Do You Have A Harness?” Our youth group met this past week and went to the high ropes course located off of Folly Road.  Once we had all arrived, we checked in and were handed a harness and a helmet, and we went outside to meet our instructor for the afternoon. The first thing he […]

October 2, 2014

Celebrating the Reformation – by Pastor David Butler

“Celebrating the Reformation” A little Reformation history. The year was 1517, and it was October 31 (All Hallows Eve or All Saint’s Eve) when Martin Luther approached the doors to Castle Church in Wittenberg. Reaching the door, he nailed a document known as The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the […]

September 4, 2014

Did you know? – September 2014 – Pastor David Butler

“Did You Know?” It’s always interesting when we get together for a class, whether a Bible study or a book review. St. John’s is blessed to be filled with members from such diverse backgrounds and experiences that it is always enlightening for all of us as we share thoughts and feelings. Recently I met with […]

July 2, 2014

A Pause for Positives – Pastor David Butler, St. John’s Lutheran Church

A Pause For Positives A great truism is the one that acknowledges “People often take things for granted.” At almost every level or at some time in our life, we will take our many blessings and the people we love for granted. We wish we didn’t and we try not to, but life is busy […]

May 21, 2014

Anticipation by Pastor David Butler May 2014

“Anticipation” Years ago there was a great commercial on television that, as we watched, we knew exactly what the message was. It was a ketchup commercial. As the commercial runs, we watch as the bottle turns on its side and the ketchup slowly, very slowly, moves towards the opening and then just as slowly drips […]

March 31, 2014

A Devotional Time – A Devotional Practice by Rev. David Butler

During the season of Lent, most of us have made an effort to increase our devotional practices because it is the tradition of our church and because we know how valuable any and all time is that we spend in the presence of God through worship, prayer and scriptural reading. I hope and pray this […]

March 31, 2014

“Rethinking The Things We Take For Granted” by Rev. David Butler

Wow, I never saw it coming. All the newscasters blamed Polar Vortexes, but, what really got our attention was not the Polar Vortex but the Ravenel and the Don Holt Bridges being closed. With those bridges closed, people living in Mt. Pleasant pretty much stayed in Mt. Pleasant, because no one was heading West easily. […]

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