Ruth and I had a wonderful time together last week. I returned home on Thursday while Ruth went to the RUF wives retreat. Friday I raced from one meeting to another, two of which were with men interested in joining RUF as campus ministers. One just heard of RUF, so after hearing his story I… Continue reading January 20, 2019 — RUF Interest
I'm on vacation, so I'll be brief. Last week was full of meetings. Monday I joined the local PCA pastors for lunch and Tuesday I met with the RUF committee of our presbytery. In the office I worked with Kristy getting ready for our spring student training conference. On Wednesday I flew to Atlanta for… Continue reading January 14, 2019 — Meetings
Today I swapped the pulpit for the lectern - I'm back at Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church teaching Sunday School. I had a great time in Alaska and the people there were wonderful, but it's even more wonderful to be back home. Last week I preached my final sermon at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Kenai, Alaska,… Continue reading January 6, 2019 — Home Again!
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!