Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Take the Challenge

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/22/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  This afternoon we will once again host the Missouri MLK Essay Contest for middle school children. I have been involved in the contest for quite a few years. I find it inspirational to hear the thoughts of these children as they reflect on ... Read More »

Camera for Christmas?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/14/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Well we are through the wonderful liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas, and we are back to what is poorly named "Ordinary Time." I say that because when we call something "ordinary" we tend to think of it a plain, run of the ... Read More »

God is Doing a New Thing in 2016

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/06/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,             I pray you are all having a happy and blessed new year. Mine is certainly starting off a whole lot better than the last one ended. I appreciate all of the love and support I received during my recent illness. My mother ... Read More »

Come Let Us Adore Him!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/01/16

Dear Sisters and Brothers, thanks be to God for all He has done!

Happy New Year!  Today as we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, that moment in time when Christ revealed Himself to all peoples, let us reflect on the Magi of the ... Read More »

Doing Something Different

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/21/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As our season of Advent draws to a close and we joyfully await the birth of our soon coming King let us be reminded of what our wait has been about.  Hopefully instead of clearing off the Thanksgiving table and putting up the ... Read More »

Watching and Waiting

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/09/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, A child once asked me why we have to do all this "watching and waiting," when we already know "Who's coming and when?" I had to smile. Then I got a little nervous that the child was going to say we were "watching ... Read More »

Ready To Receive Our Lord & King!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/03/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,       What do you think of when you think of Advent? Are you excited  about the holidays, or do you dread the holidays and all there is to do: cleaning, decorating, shopping, cooking, more cleaning, parties to go to and parties ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/23/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Thanksgiving! (Please forgive me for being a few days late.) We've all heard the saying, "Put the 'Christ' back in Christmas." Maybe it's time for a new one, "Let's put the 'thanks' back in Thanksgiving." For a long time we have ... Read More »

From Card Party to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/18/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it was another successful year for our Card Party, despite having a few empty tables in the gym. I believe our Ad Book went above our goal. I want to thank everyone who rose to my challenge and either bought or sold ... Read More »

Card Party Sunday!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/12/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Well it's here once again, Card Party Sunday! I hope you're all ready for a day of fun and fellowship. While I know it is a lot of work, and is also very important to us financially, it is also important to focus ... Read More »