Pastor’s Note August 5, 2021

A Note from Pastor Tim


You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
    who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
    my God, in whom I trust.”

(Psalm 91:1, 2)                     


          Last Sunday we learned from Psalm 91 that God is our source of protection in the midst of trouble. Whatever difficulties we will face in the life (and we will face troubles), we can trust that God can be our refuge and fortress.

          The word “fortress” is literally translated in Hebrew as “high place,” a place that was difficult to impenetrate by intruders. So before planes and missiles and guns, a ”high place” was one of the best ways to stay protected and safe. It was also an easy place to defend. God will shelter us, He will be our refuge. He will strengthen us. He will guard us.

          As you go through the rest of your week, think of God as your fortress. Meditate on this attribute of God. He will protect and be with you. In this you can trust.

          Have a great rest of the week and know that I am praying for you.


Pastor’s Note 07/29/2021


Praying on behalf of others is a fairly common trait of Christian prayers. Sometimes these prayers are called “Intercessory Prayers,” sometimes they are called “Prayers of Supplication.” During our church service we call it “The Prayers of the People,” whatever the title, intentionally praying for others, for people in our community, for our nation and concerns around the world is a good spiritual practice. It is good that we do this corporately and that we do this individually.

Two Things

Let me encourage you to do two things. First be willing to pray for others. We need to be a church that prays for one another, so be willing to pray on behalf of others. Second, let our church community pray for you. Are you going through a difficult situation? Is there a physical ailment where you could use the prayers of others? Are there personal financial pressures that you are experiencing that you would like others to pray about? Is there a relationship in your life that could use prayer?

Lighten Your Burdens

We need one another in these two ways. We need to be willing to pray for each other and we need to be willing to
share with each other our need for prayer. Our God loves it when we come to Him in prayer. So let’s be praying for
each other and sharing our concerns. God will do some amazing things as we do this.