pastor rich message
Greetings in Christ Jesus Welcome to 2020!  That reminds me of 20/20 vision.  What is your plan for the new year?  How does being a light in the darkness sound to you?  There definitely is a need for light.  So much appears dark.  But we have good news.  The Angels announced it to the shepherds.  They told them a Savior was born, Christ the Lord.  Interesting, they were tending sheep and lambs.  Jesus became the lamb who was sacrificed for our sins.  He was the light that broke into the darkness.  It is that light we are to carry out to others.  He is the light that leads to Eternal Life.  Now we are in the Epiphany Season, the time to have the light shine on us so we reflect it in 2020.  To do that we need 20/20 spiritual vision.  How do we obtain it?  By being in the Word and regular worship.  Maxine and I thank you for your love, support, Christmas greetings, and the congregational gift.  You’re a blessing of light to us.  We wish you a blessed 2020! Pastor Rich

church mouse

Hi gang, Happy New Year from your church mouse.  I look forward to seeing you in 2020 at the Senior Center.  I resolve to eating more PJ in the new year.  So keep it coming.  I also resolve to keep you smiling in 2020.  Here is a thought for the new year:  Be careful what you hold on to. Abraham Lincoln said this; “When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.” What do you get if you cross a mouse with a bottle of olive oil? A squeak that oils itself.  Elephants and fish? Swimming trunks. Question:  If you dream that you’re sleeping, will you feel doubly rested when you awake? A closing thought… some people complain because God put thorns among roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. One more… Did you hear about the bank clerk who climbed a tree? It’s because he wanted to become a branch manager. See my column next month for more smiles. Your church mouse, Zeke P.S.  PJ stands for “Pepper Jack”