Pastor’s Note 08/04/22

The buzz on the streets of San Diego is that the Padres made trades for three baseball players that will no doubt, bring a World Series championship to the city of San Diego. Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader are new Padre baseball players and everyone is excited (not this Pastor who is a Dodger fan!). People are ready to go to the games, to see the new players, and to cheer for a Padre victory.


I suspect that a similar kind of buzz and excitement took place as Jesus traveled with His disciples through the towns and villages of Galilee, north to Caesarea Philippi, then northwest to the region of Tyre and in the area of the Decapolis. People were buzzing with excitement. Healings were taking place, people were freed from evil spirits and Jesus’ teachings struck-a-cord with the populous. He was speaking to them and there was a sense of freedom in what He taught. They must have wondered, “Could this truly be the Messiah?”


We have been working our way through the Gospel of Mark during our Sunday sermon series looking at the person of Jesus, who He claimed to be and what He did. I have been excited to learn things about Jesus that I have never seen before.


So, I hope that you can join us, either in person or on-line, as we continue to discover who Jesus was and is.


Also, this Sunday is the first Sunday of the month so we will be taking communion during the worship service. If you are going to be at home and unable to attend, you can still participate by getting the elements of bread and fruit of the vine and following along during the service.


Have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday!