Monthly Pastor Message

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January 2015

by Pastor Sharon

It’s that time of year. . . . time to make New Year’s resolutions. . . . Lots of us join with our family, friends and neighbors, in making promises to ourselves and others.   Maybe you’ve made promises something like these: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every […]

December 2014

by Pastor Sharon

Awake!  Awake, and greet the new morn, For angels herald its dawning. Sing out your joy, for soon he is born, Behold!  The Child of our longing.   Come as a baby weak and poor, To bring all hearts together, he opens wide the heavenly door and lives now inside us forever.    Get up!  […]

November 2014

by Pastor Sharon

It’s hard to believe that winter’s on its way.  This October, for the most part, has been beautiful.  Leaf colors have been vibrant!  Reds, pinks, yellows and oranges have made for brilliant landscapes.  Temperatures have been far from bone chilling.  Even now, at the end of the month, there have been plenty of days when […]

October 2014

by Pastor Sharon

Faith Church is such a blessed fellowship of believers.  For 170 years, various incarnations of the congregation have been a witness to the love of God.  St. Paul’s, St. John’s and Faith have been sharing the love of Christ not just in this corner of Washington County, but in Wisconsin, the nation and the world. […]

September 2014

by Pastor Sharon

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.                                                 Psalm 25:4-5  This song from the book of Psalms is such a wonderful reminder of the ways God still reveals […]

August 2014

by Pastor Sharon

What I Did on My Summer Sabbatical  Feeling just like a student who returns to school after summer, I think I should give you a report about the things I did while away in May and June! Thank you for including the sabbatical time in the contract we signed together after you confirmed me as […]

April 2014

by Pastor Sharon

Ours the Cross, the Grave, The Skies The hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” reminds us of the trials and ultimate triumph of Christ over sin and death.  In these closing weeks of Lent, the church of Jesus Christ, recalls the lowest of lows and highest of highs of his life.   Only when we […]

March 2014

by Pastor Sharon

Our Annual Lenten Journey begins this month.  And it is a time when we, as people who claim the title, Disciple of Christ,” can seize the 40 days as an opportunity to not only reflect on our waywardness, and what we’ve done that sent Christ to the cross, but to thank God for the incredible […]

February 2014

by Pastor Sharon

So, What Are You Gonna Do This Year? Even though the beginning of Lent’s over a month away—it begins March 5–some people have already started to think about what they’re going to be “giving up” for the season this year. Some folks have a routine about the sacrifice they make for Lent.  Each year they […]

January 2014

by Pastor Sharon

From the federal government shut-down, to Duck Dynasty comments, from violence in Syria and the Sudan, to threats of war from North Korea, from Obamacare to the Boston bombing, 2013 has been filled with unpleasant, sometimes furious or violent disagreements between individuals and groups.  Polarization seemed to be the word in 2013 as people of […]