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Pastor's Perspective

September 2017

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Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Pastor's PerspectiveHave you ever ridden on a ferry? I have ridden on several. Some yearsago, on a trip up north, I rode on two different ferries. One was the ferry that provided transport for you and your car to Washington Island, where I attended a preaching conference. The other was a...

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August 2017

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Pastor’s Perspective - MOMENTS OF GRACE Earlier in July I preached a sermon called The Heart of Listening based on Jesus parable of the sower in Matthew 13. The definition of listening includes effort to hear, paying attention, giving heed and understanding. In the parable, the fertile...

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July 2017

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Pastor’s Perspective - MOMENTS OF GRACE I shared the following story a few weeks ago in a sermon. I’ve had anumber of people request a written copy so here you go. The Washington Post conducted an experiment: What would happen if a world class musician performed elegant classical...

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June 2017

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Pastor’s Perspective Annual conference is a gathering of all the pastors, active and retired, and representatives from all the churches in the conference. Annual conference is where we take care of the needed business of passing a budget and electing people to various leadership roles and...

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May 2017

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Pastor’s Perspective I have heard it said one of the few constants in life is change. There is truth found in that statement. May is a time of transition for many families with graduations occurring. (Now kids even graduate from pre-school!) Some will face the empty nest as their last...

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April 2017

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I pray that the groundbreaking for our sanctuary space has recently occurred. That’s the plan. I remember a groundbreaking that happened when I was just a boy about six. The occasion was Kempner Methodist church doing a major remodel on the sanctuary, almost starting from the ground up. We...

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September 2016

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The Lord God took the human and settled him in the Garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.- Genesis 2:15  From the very beginning, human beings have been about the business of tending to and growing things. We grow gardens. We grow children. We grow marriages. We grow businesses...

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August 2016

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I hope your summer has been a blessing to you and your family. Summer time for many families is less structured. There is time to get away if only for a little while. People cope with the south Texas heat by seeking refuge at the beach or traveling to higher elevations where the...

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July 2016

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The second ever Rio Texas Annual Conference is now behind us. It was a spirit filled conference under the direction of Bishop Robert Schnase. I want to extend a big thank you to our lay delegates who sacrificed three days to represent our church. Delegates included veterans Steve Crain and Steve...

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June 2016

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Lloyd C. Douglas tells the story of Thomas Hearne, who, "in his journey to the mouth of the Coppermine River, wrote that a few days after they had started on their expedition, a party of Indians stole most of their supplies. His comment on the apparent misfortune was: 'The weight of our baggage...

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