This morning I preached my final sermon at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Kenai, Alaska. It has been a wonderful several weeks, tinged with sadness at not having Ruth with me. I fly out on Wednesday and arrive home on Thursday. Without a pastor, this church has been managing quite well. The people have pitched in… Continue reading December 30, 2018 — Alaska: Last Week
Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth, reply; with praise, O sinners, fill the sky for this, His incarnation. Incarnate God, put forth Your pow'r; ride on, ride on, great Conqueror, till all know Your salvation. Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia! Praise be given evermore by earth and heaven. Our God has become man and come to live… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Last week was much like the previous. I exercised, prepared worship and sermons, and worked on spring RUF activities. Last Sunday I moved from the Hadfield house to the Cooks. Britt and Chris are the parents of Peter's wife Megan. They don't have any animals, but they are extremely hospitable. Chris's brother Phil and his… Continue reading December 23, 2018 — More Alaska
This morning I preached my second sermon here in Kenai, Alaska - the third Sunday in Advent. I feel as though I am slowly getting to know the congregation and am enjoying the opportunity to minister here. If only Ruth could be with me! Last week I settled into a productive routine. I drove 10… Continue reading December 16, 2018 — Alaska!
I wrote last weeks's post while I was waiting in the airport to board the plane for Denver and our RUF winter staff training. The first leg of the trip was to Atlanta. That flight was delayed because the co-pilot's father was killed in an accident just before the plane landed in Bethlehem. Delta flew… Continue reading December 9, 2018 — Staff Training
I'm in the airport again, waiting to board the plane for RUF staff training in Denver. Today is the first day of the Advent season, in which we remember the long wait for the Savior, and prepare for His return. I got a jump on Advent. I spent last week preparing - for five weeks… Continue reading December 2, 2018 — Preparation
We had a very satisfying Thanksgiving week, and I hope you did, too. Benjamin arrived in time for dinner on Monday, and Daniel, Ginny, and Victoria arrived Wednesday afternoon. Victoria, 19 months, spent her whole day toddling around the house providing a running commentary, completely unintelligible, on everything she saw. Ruth's mother joined us on… Continue reading November 25, 2018 –Thanksgiving!