Pastor’s Posts

  • No Idle Tale

    Christ has risen!  He has risen indeed! Those words are still ringing in my ears almost a week after a wonderful Easter celebration.  My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you in the congregation and among the staff that made all the events of Holy Week possible.  From the fellowship events to the specials […]

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  • Breathed His Last

    Today is Good Friday.  Every year when this day arrives on the calendar I am reminded of a cartoon called, “B.C.”  In it, there is one character that questions why we would call this day “good,” when such an awful thing occurred on this day.  The other character in the cartoon asks his friend how […]

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  • It Has Begun!

    Often, in the course of crafting liturgy or planning different aspects of a worship service, pastors, musicians, and lay leaders will rack their brains trying to think of ways to make the experience of worship come alive.  So much of our worship in the western culture, and especially in the Presbyterian tradition, is oriented around […]

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  • Stay With Me

    During the season of Lent we have been asking each of you to participate in a spiritual practice together; the spiritual practice of “paying attention.”  I hope you have found ways to do this in your personal life during these last few weeks.  Whether it is more intentional time spent in prayer, daily devotions, more […]

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  • Starmount’s Sunrise Service

    I would like to invite you to mark your calendars for Easter Sunday, April 21st.  I know that might seem like a strange request, as you probably already have your calendars marked for this important day.  Perhaps I should be more specific.  I would like to invite you to mark your calendars for 6:30am on […]

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  • Bach’s Lunch Thank You

    This week has been a full one at Starmount.  Our church calendar has been full of activities and programs, but this particular week, our sanctuary has also been full each and every day.  Starmount hosted our 35th annual Bach’s Lunch event as a celebration of beloved classical music and as an outreach and service to […]

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  • 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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