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Michael’s Missive February 27, 2019

First Pres Community – Methodists.  Sunday.  Ash Wednesday.  Lent.  Corporation Meeting. Please pray for our Methodist friends and their denomination.  A Special Conference concluded yesterday that decided on a direction that impacts them all.  Our Presbyterian denomination covers only the US.  The Methodist denomination is global.  Agreement is hard enough in ours, it is even […]

Michael’s Missive March 6, 2019

First Pres Community – Weather permitting. Ash Wednesday. Daylight Savings. Corporation Meeting.  Sunday Worship. “Weather permitting” needs to precede everything we do these days.  I do hope and pray that everyone got the news on Sunday morning.  I don’t like cancelling before something happens in case it doesn’t…so if it’s iffy check KMBC on Sunday […]

Michael’s Missive for February 20, 2019

First Pres Community – Yes, I am writing about the weather again. Yes, this is going out on Thursday because yesterday was another snow day. Yes, I think “Wednesday” should be renamed “Snowday”. Yes, I am tired of the snow, the ice, the potholes, and the cancellations. Yes, I drove through the pothole obstacle course […]

Michael’s Missives February 13, 2019

First Pres Community – Sick. Sick of being sick and sick of slippery Sundays. Last Sunday was a tough call. I had group texts going with Session, Staff, and some other pastors. I was following the news on tv and online. Brummell came out both Saturday and Sunday. I was here at the church early […]

Michael’s Missives February 5, 2019

First Pres Community – Weather watch, Scouts Sunday, and a “not-so super” Bowl – If there is freezing rain on Wednesday and LS cancels school, then the church offices will be closed and there will be no Logos, Bells, and Choir. Apparently, LS Schools never open late…so if the weather warms up in the afternoon, […]

Michael’s Missives September 25, 2018

First Pres Community – I know it is Tuesday, but I will be at a conference tomorrow.  So, since the Chiefs are doing so well, I thought you would enjoy this which a parishioner shared with me: Twelve Reasons Why I Have Decided to Quit Going to Games The coach never came to see me. […]

Michael’s Missives September 19, 2018

First Pres Community – Floodwater.  I remember piling sandbags to keep water out of a parishioner’s home…and moving furniture upstairs.  It was the winter of 1996 when a rare snowstorm was followed by weeks of rain.  All creeks flooded…even the Willamette River started to overflow into downtown Portland.  My parishioners home took in a foot […]

Michael’s Missives September 12, 2018

First Pres Community – First – Hurricane Florence should prompt our urgent prayers.  I know we will be hearing of ways we can help relief efforts, but right now be in prayer for all in harm’s way and all affected by this threatening storm.  Many of us have family in this area and are rightly […]

Michael’s Missives September 5, 2018

First Pres Community – Carol Combs.  Carol Combs passed away yesterday morning.  Carol and her husband Wayne are members of our church and regular attenders at our 11am service.  A Service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held this Friday at the church at 2pm.  Visitation will be at the church at 1pm.  Please keep […]

Michael’s Missives, August 29,2018

First Pres Community – New Church Year, Senator McCain, and Labor Day Weekend. TONIGHT begins the new year for Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm! Their first Sunday singing and ringing will be September 9th, our Kick-Off/Rally Day. It will be great to have them back and it is great to welcome new Director […]