Pastor’s Posts

  • Revelations

    Dear Starmount Friends, It was exciting to see so many of you in worship last Sunday.  The sanctuary was filled and it was a wonderful way to begin a new year together at Starmount!  As we do begin a new year together, the focus of our lectionary scriptures will be on early events from Jesus’ […]

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  • What is Epiphany?

    Dear Starmount Friends, This Sunday we have the unique opportunity to worship together on Epiphany.  There are many churches that have a special service each year on this high Holy Day, but this year it just happens to fall on a Sunday. What is Epiphany you might ask?  The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek […]

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  • The Longest Night Service

    Dear Starmount Friends, During this time of the year there are many events that mark the passage of time.  Last Sunday in worship we spoke about one of these events, the annual downtown Christmas Parade.  Other events are not so public and occur in our homes, like decorating for the holidays, bringing home our Christmas […]

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  • 2018 Advent Devotionals

    Dear Starmount Friends, “A voice cries out, in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up and every mountain and hill be made low. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it […]

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  • Consecration Sunday

    Dear Starmount Friends, This week in worship we will celebrate “Consecration Sunday.”  On this day we will join together in the spiritual act of giving.  “Consecrate” means to declare or dedicate something for a sacred purpose.  Therefore, on Consecration Sunday we invite everyone to bring forward their “pledge cards” or “estimate of giving cards” so […]

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  • Choosing Not to Pass By

    Dear Starmount Friends, This last week in worship we all heard once again the words of Jesus reminding us of the “Greatest Commandments.”  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  You shall love your neighbor as […]

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  • The Grace of Giving

    Dear Starmount Friends, As we continue through this season of stewardship in the life of the church, it is certainly helpful for us to ponder Biblical examples of financial giving.  In 2 Corinthians 8 we find Paul in the midst of a stewardship campaign.  It seems that in the effort he uses some of the […]

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  • Stewardship Season?

    Dear Starmount Friends, Last week in worship we heard from a faithful member of our congregation who shared a moment for mission introducing the beginning of what is commonly referred to as Stewardship Season in the church.  Unfortunately, those words, “Stewardship Season,” don’t often stir up too much excitement within us.  For many of us […]

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  • Congressional Nominating Committee & Hurricane Relief

    Dear Starmount Friends, Last Sunday we held a congregational meeting that elected five new elders to serve as the class of 2021. These new elders are May Williams, Kevin Shoffner, Joy Kronenfeld, Slade Lewis, and Donna Bailey. Now that these new elders have been elected, they will spend the next five weeks in new officer […]

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  • World Communion Day

    Dear Starmount Friends, This coming Sunday, will be a busy and a wonderful day in the life of our church.  First, we will be concluding our sermon series focused on Starmount’s Core Values.  Our focus will be on Christian education and the concept of life-long faith formation.  We have received some good feedback from this […]

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  • Hurricane Relief Information

    As many of you have been asking for ways you can help those affected by Hurricane Florence, the Mission Committee would like to offer the following options. Item Donation We will collect the following items over the next two weeks.  These items will be donated to the Harrelson Center in Wilmington, NC, a non-profit that […]

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  • 9-20-18

    Our prayers continue to go out to the people of Eastern North Carolina as they are still suffering from the effects of historic Hurricane Florence.  Many of you have been asking me how Starmount can help.  Let me first say that I have been in contact with First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington as well as […]

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