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November 23, 2020

“Looking Around The Corner As We Make Plans” – Pastor Butler November 2020

“Looking Around The Corner As We Make Plans” It is often difficult , if not impossible, to see around corners without assistance. So when we see curves and corners approaching, we have to make the best plans we can to navigate our way through them. Businesses will make strategic plans. Wise individuals will make financial […]

October 3, 2020

A Lot Has Changed by Pastor David Butler

“A Lot Has Changed!” This month “The Herald” returns in both print and electronic versions. As I think about this, what strikes me first is how much has changed since we mailed out the last version. Let’s take a moment to talk about all that has changed and a few things that will soon be […]

May 5, 2020

What Are We Missing Most? by Pastor David Butler

“What Are We Missing Most?” Recently, our Stewardship Chairperson, Tom Springer, sent out a note to the congregation asking how each of us was being a good steward during these difficult times of social distancing. A part of his letter asked for members of the congregation to share how they might be helping others during […]

March 8, 2020

Cleaning Out Our Clutter So We See the Cross – March Herald Article by Pastor Butler

“Cleaning Out Our Clutter So We See the Cross” Many of you will remember that last February my father died. An unexpected fall in the bathroom and five days later my father died. It came as a shock, for while he was 91 years old, his health was good even if he was a bit […]

January 29, 2020

“The Joy In Being A Part Of The Body Of Christ” Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

The Herald February 2020 “The Joy In Being A Part Of The Body Of Christ “  This year St. John’s will be the location for eight couples professing their love for each other as they take their marriage vows. Even for us, this number of weddings is more than normal. Aside from all the planning […]

October 2, 2019

Being a Part of the Family – Pastor David Butler, October 2019

Last month we celebrated the sacrament of Holy Baptism with two young children in our congregation. Baptisms are always a highlight of the worship service as the baptismal candidate is brought forward and presented for the sacrament, where they become a child of God, an inheritor of eternal life, a member of the church and […]

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 […]

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