This Week in Ministry

Sunday 5/20 Had an okay worship: preached on Pentecost with a German + audience participation rendering of the scripture. Lots of people away. Welcomed Jennifer Beeks (Family Community Resource Center Director at Orchards Elementary School) to speak at our potluck. Shared about her work and the kids that will be coming to us through Project Transformation. I am amazed at the work FCRCs do and … Continue reading This Week in Ministry

This Week in Ministry

This week, as a pastor, I… shared the sermon time with a lady from Clark County Food Bank, helped teenagers look for God in times of uncertainty, turned in application for Leadership Clark County, moved family time to make room for an interview, helped a dude get clothes, read David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, talked about it with colleagues, sorted frozen meats for the food bank, revisited … Continue reading This Week in Ministry

This Week in Ministry (for last week)

This week, as a pastor I… talked about the future of children’s ministry at Orchards, considered Psalm 139 with teenage boys, sorted goods at the food bank, thought about hunger in its many forms, created an Individual Development Plan for myself and my work as a pastor, read David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, talked about Adam & Eve, the imago dei, original sin and Baptism, gathered support … Continue reading This Week in Ministry (for last week)

This Week in Ministry

This past week, as a pastor, I… ate pancakes with 8 middle school boys I didn’t really know. joined 7 seniors and a young adult in contemplating what it means to be a good church member. consulted with 5 church members about recent vision work. ate chili. perused and studied (indulged) pop culture offerings from 1988. tried to take good care of the church property. … Continue reading This Week in Ministry

This Week in Ministry

This week in ministry, I… passed out chocolate kisses, drank beer and ate pizza, scrubbed urinals at the shelter, hung up garland poorly, wrote to the Bishop, read a book on my phone, thought a lot about John the Baptist, wondered what to say or do about terrorism and gun violence, recruited parishioners for a new ministry. Things are getting busier, but most of what there is to … Continue reading This Week in Ministry