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August 2, 2016

These Are Your Favorites by Pastor Butler August 2016

These Are Your Favorites! Have you ever been someplace where they ask you, “Well, what’s your favorite?”  The question might involve an ice cream flavor or a hamburger restaurant.  It doesn’t really matter what the question pertains to… for almost all of us have a favorite everything.  That’s certainly true as it applies to the […]

May 7, 2016

Welcome to Church by Pastor David Butler May 2016

“Welcome to Church” Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19 NRSV) For many reasons baptism has been on my mind. Perhaps because we have […]

January 5, 2016

A New Year Always Brings Changes – Pastor David Butler 1.2016

“A New Year Always Brings Changes” Grace and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s always interesting to come to the end of one year and enter a new year. There are inherent risks associated with a new year. Perhaps I am a dinosaur, but I still write checks to […]

December 9, 2015

Making Your Decision by Pastor David Butler 12.2015

“Making Your Decision!” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” … The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and […]

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 […]

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