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Herald Articles by Pastor Butler
October 27, 2021

November 2021 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

Pondering From The Pulpit Sometimes I take advantage of this column to share devotional thoughts from the scriptures. Sometimes I use the space to update you concerning church events and activities, and occasionally I simply share a thought or a congregational need. I think this month you may get all three. So, let’s get started. […]

September 29, 2021

October 2021 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  (Matthew 19:14) Every day I pray for life to return to normal and for this pandemic to simply become a bad nightmare that we will awaken from so we can get on […]

August 31, 2021

“Updates and News for our Congregation” Herald Article, September 2021, by Pastor David Butler

“Updates and News for our Congregation”  Sometimes we need to revisit what’s happening at our church to ensure everyone is up to date and aware of all that is going on. I’d like to use my space in the September newsletter to discuss with you some of the items facing our congregation in the next […]

July 2, 2021

“Some Summer Thoughts and Questions” Herald article July 2021 by Pastor David Butler

“Some Summer Thoughts and Questions” I am the first to admit – it’s been a long fifteen months since COVID-19 became an everyday word for the world. Never in my lifetime have I seen things come to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye. Restaurants closed. Doctors performed annual physicals and exams over the […]

June 3, 2021

“It’s Not Just The Time Of Day” by Pastor David Butler, June 2021 Herald Article

Last week as I was preparing my sermon, the gospel had a particularly fascinating line that caught my attention. While it wasn’t where the sermon ultimately went, it is worth some comment if we want to consider the realities of life, the fickleness of people’s faith, and the ways we all behave. Of course, as […]

April 27, 2021

St. John’s Returns To Two Services – by Pastor Butler May 2021

St. John’s Returns To Two ServicesHello everyone, and welcome to May 2021. Wow, we have certainly experienced unusual times and circumstances for the past 15 months. When I look back, I can hardly believe everything we have been confronted with and the truly magnificent way in which we have overcome obstacle after obstacle. While it […]

March 31, 2021

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark …” (John 20:1). Herald Article by Pastor David Butler, April 2021

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark …” (John 20:1) As I write to you today, Holy Week and Easter are quickly approaching. Here in the office, work is going on to make certain everything is in place for us to worship on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter […]

March 2, 2021

“Are You Familiar With The Journey We’re Taking?” by Pastor David Butler, March 2021

“Are You Familiar With The Journey We’re Taking?”There are all kinds of journeys that you and I will take over the course of our lives. Journeys such as the one where we move from birth, through childhood, and into our adult and senior years. There’s a journey we embark upon as we go through the […]

February 1, 2021

“What Will the Season of Lent Bring in 2021?” by Pastor David Butler, February 2021

Well, as we enter the season of Lent in February, we will have been dealing with COVID-19 for a year. Early in 2020, we begin to hear snippets of information about the coronavirus. We heard where travel restrictions were being put into place. I think it was the general impression that this virus could be […]

December 1, 2020

“God is With Us!” by Pastor Butler, December 2020

The Herald December 2020 “God Is With Us!” … “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All […]

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