Posts from October 2018

Posts from October 2018

What Brings God Joy?

In my daily devotion today I read these words from Mother Teresa: “the best way to show your gratitude to God and people is too accept everything with joy.” I realize that I am losing my joy for ministry because we (the church) are doing so much all the time—this “busy-ness” has zapped my joy. As we move into the “season” of stewardship and as we draw near to Thanksgiving…

Transitions

If you have been paying attention, you will have noticed that the theme of our October sermons—“transitions”—is reflective of the times we are living in. Change is all around us, in our nation, in our community and in the church . . . the universal Church and our Church here in Mt Pleasant. At Palmetto, we have welcomed new families the last three weeks, and we have…

Dancing in Church

In high School, I won a dance contest . . . but when it comes to dancing, it has been downhill ever since. I have no rhythm! Being a pastor is like being a dance partner. Sometimes I dance too close in reaching out to those who are not here, and sometimes I dance not close enough and folks feel, no matter how often I reach out, I have ignored them. So, I realize the…

Missing in Action

I spend a lot of time going over the membership list and going over folks who are missing on Sunday mornings. Yes, I know there is some ministry group meeting every day here at Palmetto, and even though a family may have been away over the weekend, they were still “connected.” Still, what separates the church from other organizations and community groups is our worship.…