Happy New Year! 2018 is off and running and I hope you are excited to venture into this new year and see what God has in store for your life. For some of us, we did not want 2017 to end because it was a great year for us. Others of us could not wait for 2017 to be over in hopes that 2018 will be much better....Keep Reading
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Colossians 3:16 says… “Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”...
As many of you know, our Administrative Assistant, Shelley Kruse, started her journey to go back to school to pursue a degree in nursing almost three years ago. Becoming a nurse has always been a dream of hers and through hard work, determination, and great discipline she graduated in December. Since then she has been searching for a job and a couple of weeks ago she accepted a nursing position. As a result of this new opportunity, she has resigned from her position here at South Hills after more than ten years on our staff. It certainly is bittersweet for her, and us, but we are excited for her and this new adventure....
Thank you for celebrating our graduates! If you were unable to be with us Sunday, Cody Berlin, Ralph Jones, and Peyton Peavler are graduating from high school this year. We celebrated with Shelley Kruse, Melissa Rust, Tom McChesney, and Shaun Svetlecic who each completed other courses of study....
What an exciting weekend we had celebrating Easter recently with our Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday services! Thank you to everyone who helped make it an impactful weekend. There’s something extra special about celebrating the Risen Jesus on Easter Sunday. I am left in awe and wonder thinking about the magnitude of the scene at the empty tomb that first Easter morning. My prayer is for this awe and wonder to never fade, but grow with time as our relationship with Jesus grows. Let us strive to celebrate the resurrected Jesus all year long....
How great it’s been, for the last two Sundays, to focus on the meaning of Christmas Carols through the preaching of God’s Word! I’m so thankful to God for a Pastor who approaches weekly sermons creatively and carefully. This coming Sunday, our church family will have the opportunity to encounter and respond to Biblical truth in song for the entire service, under the ...Keep Reading
Last night, after a great day of worship, my family went to see the movie “The Star” that opened recently in the theaters....Keep Reading
I pray each of you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have so much for which to be thankful. I’m thankful for each of you, but also thankful to Pastor Chris giving me the opportunity to preach/teach....Keep Reading
This is a time of year that provides our church family with another opportunity to choose where our focus will be. As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, we tend to “get back to basics” and “focus on the things that are truly important” such as “family and friends.” I suggest that this is the perfect season in the life of our church to rededicate ourselves to ...Keep Reading
Yesterday in my message I spoke briefly about the tension that sometimes exists in our hearts when we think about God’s sovereignty and His love. I was speaking about God’s power and wisdom and how He knows what is best for our lives. We know this to be true, but when we find ourselves in difficult or confusing circumstances we can quickly experience feelings of fear a...Keep Reading
This coming Sunday is Reformation Sunday. Just two days later is the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, which began when Martin Luther nailed a document of his top 95 (!) arguments with the way church leaders had been running things, to the door of his local church on October 31, 1517. In retrospect, this document was his own version of “I Am a...Keep Reading
Our first Youth Camp Fundraiser went well. Thanks to your generosity and appetites, we raised $600 for students going to camp. This fundraiser would not have been possible without the leadership of Andrea Frailey. She not only organized this fundraiser but also recruited parents and leaders to meet her at 7 am Sunday morning to cook. Thank you to Andrea Frailey, Meshelle P...Keep Reading
One of my favorite aspects of “I Am a Church Member” is the opportunity our Sunday morning Small Groups have to reflect upon and apply the theme from the previous week of the sermon series. As I reflect upon the overall discipleship goal of our church (that we become and build disciple-makers to the glory of God) I continue to marvel at the awesome way that small group...Keep Reading