The Road to Somewhere

This Sunday, we will celebrate Epiphany at our church. The gospel reading is always the story of the magi or wise men who travelled a great distance to visit Jesus. Contrary to Christmas greeting cards and pageant stories, many Biblical scholars suggest that those...

In-Person Worship & COVID Update

I have spent the past few days closely monitoring news of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant and its impact in our city and country. With this in mind, we will be canceling the in-person Christmas Eve service for the safety and well-being of our staff and...

Real People, Real Life, Real Faith

Holy Jesus, help us to take our place at the center of your love and to see the impossible as not only possible, but already done. When I get past the romanticism of the Christmas narratives, I see Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and Zechariah as real people living in a real...

Joyful Songs and Expectations

Lord Jesus Christ, help us to receive your joy with great expectation and sing new songs of your love and abiding presence.  For you have done great things for us, and great things are on the way.  Amen.   One of the signature hallmarks of the Advent and Christmas...

God’s Love is Like the Sun

Blessed Savior, be born in us anew. Shine your healing love in the darkness that surrounds us so that we might be reassured of your abiding presence and become signs of hope and light for others. Amen. Do you ever feel like you are walking in darkness—unsure of where...

Giving Thanks

Dear Lord, help us to choose gratitude as a way of being so that our joy might be complete and our days are filled with hope. Amen. Thank you for being part of the PAUMC family! Whether you live near or far, your presence with us makes a difference and I am grateful...