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Herald Articles by Pastor Butler
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 […]

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 […]

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