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October 10, 2015

Challenging Verses by Pastor David Butler October 2015

Challenging Verses Every now and then our Sunday lectionary takes us into the New Testament letter of James.  James is a rather short book of the Bible and we could easily read through it in a single session.  However, the lectionary spreads the readings across a number of weeks.  On one hand, this is helpful […]

September 3, 2015

Expectations by Pastor David Butler September 2015

Expectations A number of years ago I celebrated a baptism that caused me to think about what happens to a person after they have been baptized. Perhaps you have heard the story, but just in case you haven’t, I want to share it briefly with you now. The baptism took place over fifteen years ago. […]

July 4, 2015

Being Anchored In Good and Bad Times by Pastor David Butler

“Being Anchored In Good and Bad Times” Recently I had the opportunity to spend a week sailing through the crystal clear waters surrounding the Virgin Islands. And it wasn’t just sailing but living on the sailboat all week. Many would consider this a wonderfully, stress free way to spend a few days, but I assure […]

June 18, 2015

“God is With Us”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. By now I doubt there is a person anywhere who has not heard of the horrific killings that took place at Emmanuel AME church last evening (Wednesday night). I believe not only is Charleston shaken to its very core, […]

May 27, 2015

“A Summer To Remember” by Pastor David Butler

  Recently we celebrated the Day of Pentecost in worship. That Sunday is the time we hear about the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and the church. We remember how the Apostles shared the gospel and everyone heard what the Apostles were saying in their own natural language. This biblical recounting of […]

April 21, 2015

“Join the Joy!” by Pastor David Butler

Join the Joy! If I were asked to describe our Easter services or the season of Easter I would use the word “joy” to describe them both. Both of our Easter services were joyous services as we gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Both of our Easter services brought joy to all in […]

March 31, 2015

What We See and What We Tell by Pastor David Butler

  1  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have […]

February 26, 2015

“Let’s Take a Walk Together” by Pastor David Butler

“Let’s Take A Walk Together” One way Judy and I get exercise is by taking walks together when we have the opportunity. We walk around the neighborhood. We have a long route, a short route, and we have the ability to shorten the long route and make it a medium length route. Not only are […]

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 […]

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