Pastor Steve’s Blog

What Secret?

It was supposed to be a secret. The secret was that our son was proposing to his girlfriend at our church a couple of weeks ago. It was a secret to her. I knew. Natalie knew. Her parents knew. Tyler’s friends knew. Our church staff knew something was up because I told...

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is an international organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.  You can help in these ways: – make a donation at Christmas Eve service – help pack food on January 6th...

O Christmas Shrub, O Christmas Shrub

A few Christmases ago our family made a big mistake. The big mistake they made was letting me get the Christmas tree. I jumped at the chance to get the perfect tree and avoid any family arguments and grumbles, you know, “It’s too short,” or “It’s too tall,” or “It’s...

Advent: Relevant or Not?

My children would play Christmas music in October if I let them.  I don’t let them, not in my house or my car.  I don’t like Christmas music until December or at least until after Thanksgiving. On Wednesday of last week, the day before Thanksgiving, Tyler was driving,...

OJ and the Missing Glove

The only thing worse, on a cold Friday night football game, than a missing glove is two missing gloves. I had two. I don’t normally wear gloves but the weather was chilly, and I hate being cold. Thus began the search for some gloves. As I went through the plastic...

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