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From the Preacher 9.10.19

From the Preacher 9.10.19

Dear Church, What a beautiful weekend we had. Thank you all for hosting such a delightful and lovely baby shower for my family in preparation for our baby girl and for an awesome Welcome Back Sunday.  You make my work not feel like work. You make my work feel...

From the Preacher 9.3.19

From the Preacher 9.3.19

Dear friends, Welcome to September, the beginning of so many new things.  There are new classrooms for teachers and students, and new routines for work and school.  There are new opportunities at the church, a new equinox, and delicious warm flavors at...

From the Preacher 8.27.19

From the Preacher 8.27.19

Dear St. Mark’s, I’m feeling a bit loopy at the moment because our flight from Scotland arrived at midnight last night. Unfortunately, my body woke itself up at 4 a.m. due to jet leg. Traveling can do weird things to our bodies, but the sacrifice is worth the...

From the Preacher 8.20.19

From the Preacher 8.20.19

Dear Friends, The message this week is based on a passage from Luke in the Bible.  Since (according to tradition) Luke was a physician, it's quite fitting that the story describes a woman who was chronically ill for some 18 years. More importantly it describes Jesus...

From the Preacher 8.13.19

From the Preacher 8.13.19

Dear friends, I hope you are enjoying what is known as “the dog days of summer”.  For those who don’t know this term, Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as: 1: the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in...

From the Preacher

From the Preacher

Dear friends, It is with great joy that we welcome Reverend Bill Jenkins back to St. Mark’s to preach this Sunday.  Many of you know about his continued work with asylum seekers, refugees, and immigration issues across the southern border.  Rev. Jenkins, through...

From the Preacher 7.30.19

From the Preacher 7.30.19

Dear St. Mark's,  Boy, do we have a treat in store for you! The Rev. Mark Trotter will be the guest preacher for this upcoming Sunday. Rev. Mark served as the Senior Minister of the largest church in the California-Pacific Conference, First United Methodist...

From the Preacher 7.22.19

From the Preacher 7.22.19

Dear friends, Over the past few years I have been part of many Interfaith events where the various participants have offered prayers.  These prayers, some of which I don’t understand, have stirred my spirit to join with the spirits of all those in attendance...

From the Preacher

From the Preacher

Dear Church, As a busy and productive person by nature, the Mary and Martha passage in Luke 10:38-42 has always disturbed me. How can it be that Jesus would praise Mary's lazy behavior when Martha is slaving away and taking care of chores in the house? Possibly even...

From the Pastor 7-2-19

From the Pastor 7-2-19

Dear friends, The other week my husband and I saw the film The Biggest Little Farm.  In this film a couple decide to take a leap of faith and begin a journey of a lifetime.  Little did they know what an unusual journey their decision would take them...