PASTOR'S PEN

Wading in the Mess

Wading in the Mess

How do you know if you have done an effective job raising your child(ren)?  My wife and I were blessed with two children - a son and a daughter, born 13 months apart.  To say that we love our children would be an understatement.  From the moment we discovered that we...

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O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast Are your branches! Your bows are green In Summer’s clime And through the snows Of Winter’s time. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast Are your branches! For most families the legacy and lore, traditions...

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Love for the Mob

Love for the Mob

In the quiet and calm of my small corner of the Kingdom I recently encountered an article written by a Seminary Classmate regarding “Mobbing” and his personal experiences with it. This classmate and I were never close; in fact, I would call him an acquaintance at...

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Where are the Pastors

Where are the Pastors

At the conclusion of the mid-term elections I heard one commentator ask:  “Where are the pastors of these candidates?  The lack of civility, kindness, while hurling visceral statements at each other needs accountability, confession, and forgiveness.”  I wish I could...

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The Jet Game Experience

The Jet Game Experience

A couple of weeks ago my wife (Amy) and I attended the Jacksonville Jaguar - New York Jet football game here in Jacksonville.  It was a rush to go from church to stadium, find parking, get through security, and make our way to our seats.  Jacksonville is a fairly...

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Reflections

Reflections

Reflection can be an engaging, thoughtful, and a dangerous use of time.  This morning when checking my newsfeed I was reminded by Facebook that 8 years ago I was recovering from the  “Inaugural Reformation Lectures” hosted by my previous congregation.  My dear brother...

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Reconciliation and the Navy

Reconciliation and the Navy

Last evening my wife and I were invited to the 243rd Chaplain Corps Anniversary Dinner at Naval Air Station - Jacksonville.  A room filled with approximately 30 chaplains, their aides, and a Regional Captain, all dressed up to the nines in their Ceremonial Uniforms. ...

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Friendship and Humility

Friendship and Humility

More often than not, on Monday mornings you will find me teeing up a golf ball on some random golf course in Northeast Florida or Southeastern Georgia. I didn’t always play golf alone - I’ve been blessed with some very excellent friends over the years who have been my...

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Service Times

8:00 AM - Traditional Worship Service

9:40 AM - Sunday School & Bible Study Classes for all ages

10:45 AM - Contemporary Worship Service

Holy Communion is celebrated at both services on the first and third Sundays of each month.

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