Pastor’s Posts

  • What Breaks Your Heart?

    What breaks your heart?  We will explore this question on Sunday as we gather for worship on the 2nd Sunday of Lent.  The New Testament scripture we will be reading is an unfamiliar one for most of us.  In it, Jesus laments over the city of Jerusalem and expresses his dismay over their habit of […]

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  • Paying Attention

    Dear Starmount Friends, Thank you to all who attended our Ash Wednesday service this past week.  It was a wonderful beginning to the season of Lent.  Lent is the season of the liturgical calendar that precedes the celebration of Easter.  It is meant to be a time in which we prepare ourselves spiritually in order […]

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  • Start with Why

    A few weeks ago the Session of Starmount Presbyterian Church gathered together at River Landing for our annual retreat.  There were three main goals for this gathering.  The first was for our new Session to bond together.  Each year ⅓ of the members of our Session rotate off and they are replaced by our newly […]

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  • Just Say “Yes”

    Dear Starmount Friends, This Sunday in worship we will be reading a scripture from Luke 5:1-11.  It is a familiar story of when Jesus calls his first disciples.  One thing that is unique about Luke’s version of this story is that he includes a dramatic scene in which he asks Simon Peter to go out […]

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  • Many Reasons for Gratitude

    Dear Starmount Friends, The calendar of Starmount Presbyterian Church was filled last week, however the events that took place here filled not only our schedules, but also filled our hearts with gratitude. On Thursday, we celebrated the life of a beloved member of our congregation, Don Spencer.  During his service, our sanctuary was filled with […]

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  • 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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