Pastor's Message

 As a teen, I was inspired by the these words of Psalm 9: “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in thee, I will sing praise to thy name, O Most High.” I set these words to music and played and sang them often, while accompanying myself on the piano. At times when I was hiking, I sang the words boisterously acapella. As we plan our Thanksgiving this year, I recall these words anew, especially giving thanks for minds and memories. Clarity of thought and the ability to reason and discern are gifts that should not be taken for granted, for there are those among us who do not possess them. Using these gifts helps us to enjoy and preserve precious memories that inspire us to move forward into the future that God has prepared for us and there- to create more precious memories. Let us thank God this Thanksgiving for such precious memories that create attitudes of gratitude among us which motivate us to move forward towards creating even more precious memories of life in our community called St. Paul Church! So today this month I rewrite the lyrics to Psalm 9 to: “I will give thanks to the Lord for St. Paul Church, with my whole Heart; I will tell of all their wonderful God-inspired deeds, I will be glad and give thanks to Thee to Thee, O Most High, O Most High!”