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    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504

 

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  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Pastor's Perspective

Pastor's Perspective November 2019

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We talk about God’s wisdom, which has been hidden as a secret. God determined this wisdom in advance, before time began, for our glory. 1 Corinthians 2:7

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Pastor's Perspective August 2019

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Have you ever ridden on a ferry? One summer I rode on two. One was the ferry that provided transport for you and your car to Washington Island, WI where I attended a preaching conference. The other was a pedestrian ferry that took you  to Mackinac Island, MI. There are no automobiles...

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Pastor's Perspective July 2019

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Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer. -Mark 1:35Jesus is consistently portrayed in the gospels as having a balance ofengagement with God’s mission and time set apart to communionwith God. This balance...

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Pastor's Perspective June 2019

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June is upon us. June...the thermometer threatens the three-digit level. June...summer schedules for families begin with a bit more flexibility….annual conference for people called United Methodists.  Annual conference is a gathering of delegates from each church in the Rio Texas...

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Pastor's Perspective May 2019

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I’m reflecting back 12 years ago. Makayla Grace Johnson was born at 2 a.m. on April 17 twelve years ago. Makayla is granddaughter number one, grandchild number two. She looked much like her mother, Stefani, when she was she was a baby. Emotions washed over me as I held six...

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Pastor’s Perspective April 2019

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Inside/Out Weekend is coming up on April 6-7. This is a wonderful way to be the church out in the world. God’s nature is often described as love. Another word that could be used to describe God’s nature is sent. God is one who sent Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus sent his...

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Pastor's Perspective March 2019

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Easter is late in this calendar year – April 21. Here in the RGV we’ll be knocking on the door of summer! This also means that the season of Lent does not begin until almost a full week into March. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and it falls on March 6. An Ash Wednesday...

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September 2018

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Our sanctuary checklist is being whittled down. Our partitions to close off the two overflow sections at the rear of the sanctuary have finally been installed. In addition, communion rail kneeling cushions are in place and handrails have been added to the side steps leading onto the chancel...

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July 2018

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If there is one lesson I’ve learned from a major building project thatlesson is patience. That lesson gets reinforced the closer we are to100% completion of the sanctuary with a few last things to be doneand issues resolved. The biggest project that awaits completion isthe installation of...

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June 2018

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The saying time flies when you are having fun is certainly an accuratedescription of life and ministry as part of the McFirst family. Iam beginning the 10th year of my ministry as one of your pastors,yet it seems I just finished unpacking the last box a few weeks ago.Come to think of it, I did...

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