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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

January 2018

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Pastor's Perspective Is it really true? 2018! It seems I only flipped the calendar over to 2017 a few weeks ago. Last year was a whirlwind of activity as we watched years of prayer and faith rise up out of the ground in the shape of a sanctuary to the glory of God and as a tool for being more...

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December 2017

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Pastor's Perspective October 23. I made a note on my calendar. This marks the day this year when I heard my first Christmas commercial. The ad was on the radio hyping SiriusXM’s Holly Christmas channel that plays nothing but holiday tunes. (sigh) I remember as a child looking forward to...

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November 2017

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Pastor's Perspective November brings with it many things to look forward to. The harshness of the weather wanes. Some look forward to getting out in the south Texas brush after the buck of their dreams. Some celebrate the seasonal ending of Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday of the month...

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October 2017

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Pastor's Perspective The rain fell. Hard. The wind blew. Hard. Trees lost their footing and toppled to the earth. Roofs went flying. Windows were shattered. In the Rio Grande Valley, we were spared the devastation our neighbors to the north sustained from hurricane Harvey. A hallmark trait of...

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September 2017

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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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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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Tags: blog, children, genesis, grow, pastor's, perspective, youth

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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Tags: blog, central, jurisdiction, pastor's, perspective, south, summer

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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