Posts by Lance (Page 4)

Posts by Lance (Page 4)

Suspension of in person gatherings

Dear Church Family, After much prayer and listening, we’ve decided to suspend in person church gatherings until April 1st, 2020.  While we recognize the value and importance of gathering together as a church family, we want to be wise.  The World Health Organization has called the Corona Virus Disease a Global Pandemic.  The President of the United States has declared a National Emergency.  The Governor of California has issued a State of Emergency.  The CDC warns that if left unchecked, Corona Virus cases double…

We are in God’s Hands

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends, We’re in an interesting time.  Seems like the news is dominated by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  I turned the news on Tuesday night to hear the election results in other states, and all they were talking about was COVID-19. At First Presbyterian Church, we take the health and safety of our church family very seriously.  Because we are a smaller church, we will continue to meet on Sundays.  We’ll have regular worship this coming Sunday,…

God’s PlayGround: Moving from Multi-ethnic to Intercultural

We are now in the season of Lent.  Did you give something up or commit yourself to doing something specific during this season?  If so, would you be willing to share with me what is is?  Simply reply to this email. I’ve received some great feedback from my keynote address at Presbytery this past Saturday.  If you are interested to hear it, follow the link:

a time to meditate on God’s word, pray, and commit oneself to a deeper discipleship.

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends, Last autumn I received a phone call inviting me to be the keynote speaker at a gathering of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos.  I laughed and then I said, “Wait. What??”  It is a great honor to be invited to speak to a Presbytery gathering.  In fact, in my recollection, I can’t remember a time when a pastor of the Presbytery spoke.  It’s usuallyreserved for seminary professors, published authors, theologians, or well-known speakers like Father Greg…