Monday, December 6, 2010

Palmer, Wasilla, Willow, Ninilchick, & Homer

Lots of church visits to share with you today.  My time with Wasilla Christ First was inspiring.  Strong, growing church with a clear vision for the future.  Willow is always a fun church to visit.  The Lush family are settled into the new parsonage.  Social needs are great and the church is the hub for reaching out to others with the love of God. 

Exciting things are happening at Palmer.  One is a a new Saturday service designed around hockey families in the community.  Here is a clip of the folks sharing what God has been doing in and through their ministries.

In order to go on a date with Kim on Saturday night I got up early to drive to Ninilchik (4 hr) to preach.  What a gorgeous experience to stop in the mountains in the dark and gaze at the stars.  Without the light pollution of Anchorage the heavens were astoundingly bright!  What a wonderful time was had worshipping with the saints at St. Peter the Fisherman UMC.  Here's a clip of opening worship with what I think may be the youngest acolyte in the conference!  Her name is Devon.

On to Homer where we celebrated Pastor Charles Martindell's 53rd birthday.  I felt badly for him having church conference on his birthday.  There was much to celebrate with all that was happening in and through this church.  Here's a clip of the birthday happenings.

That's all for now.  Next up: Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Moose Pass, St. John, Anchor Park, and East.

Grace and peace,

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