Pastor’s Posts

  • 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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  • 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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