Posts from October 2019

Posts from October 2019

What will legacy will you leave behind?

This past Sunday was Stewardship Dedication Sunday and next Sunday, November 3rd, we will recognize our Palmetto Saints, following All Saints Day November 1st. When I was preparing the bulletin for next Sunday and going over our Necrology, I reflected on those very special folks who, while they were members of our church family, contributed so much to our ministry. Have…

Mike’s Monday Message – October 21, 2019

Each Sunday in October we have had “Stewardship talks” during worship. Yesterday, Matt Turner gave an inspiring talk using a unique definition for stewardship. “Stewardship is organizing your life so God can spend you.” I was so intrigued by this that I went online to see if I could find out more…

Let Your Light Shine

Sunday’s text was that short passage in Mark 4 about light and giving, which at first glance, the two “themes” don’t seem to go together. I admit the sermon yesterday was not a deep theological treatise. But based on the responses I received, the simple idea of each of us bringing a little light into the world seemed to resonate with our congregation. During stewardship…

The Call to Follow Jesus

Sunday’s sermon from Luke has the disciples asking Jesus to increase their faith because by chapter 17, which was our text on Sunday, the disciples realize it is HARD to follow Jesus—frankly, Jesus demands too much of his followers. Today I attended a luncheon at First Scots Presbyterian, where Dr. Tony Campolo was the guest speaker. He, too, was talking about following…