From the Pastor’s Heart

Weekly newsletters from Pastor Joe.  Check back every Wednesday for new updates!

From The Pastor’s Heart – December 13, 2017

Christmas often becomes a time when we commit ourselves to a never-ending “to-do list.” We make promises to our family, friends and co-workers that too often become burdens. From shopping, decorating, wrapping gifts, attending parties, making cookies and cooking, we run ourselves ragged mentally, physically and emotionally. Sometimes we make so many promises during the […]

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From The Pastor’s Heart – December 6, 2017

It’s only 19 days until Christmas.  What a wonderful time of hope and joy Christmas can be.  The air is filled with songs like “Joy to the World” and “Tis the season to be Jolly.” Churches display serene, peaceful manger scenes with Jesus’ family and visitors gathered around Him smiling.  The Hallmark channel has non-stop […]

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From The Pastor’s Heart – October 11, 2017

I’m still pretty stoked about our men’s retreat this past weekend.  As 25 of us gathered together in the beautiful mountains of western Virginia, God met us there in a big way! There wasn’t one of us that was not changed as a result of being at the retreat. The input sessions were powerful as […]

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From The Pastor’s Heart – October 4, 2017

How do you respond in the face of events like we saw in Las Vegas this week? I’ve experienced fear, anger, sadness and a sense of urgency to do something. When evil is so blatant and in our face it is shocking for all of us. Politicians and talking heads are scrambling to come up […]

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From The Pastor’s Heart – September 6, 2017

We have two important and exciting events coming up that I would like to encourage all of you to be a part of. The first is World Harvest Festival weekend on September 16-17.  On Saturday evening Pochi Seifu from Ethiopia will be coming to speak to us.  She will be sharing her testimony and about […]

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From The Pastor’s Heart – May 24, 2017

Last weekend I was privileged to see first hand what God is doing through Cornerstone Christian School when I went to VA Beach with the 7th graders. Our 7th graders stepped out of their comfort zones when they served a meal they prepared to over 100 homeless men, women and children on Thursday evening.  They […]

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