Messages from the Pastor

The One Who Will Come

No one really understood what the Messiah was truly to be. Even Peter who confessed that Jesus was the one promised in the Old Testament, refused to believe that the sacrifice of the cross was necessary and rebuked Jesus when … Read more

We Are Not There Yet, But We Will Be

“So we, who are many, are one body in Christ” Romans 12:5a   When the pandemic hit last year, many people thought that it would only be a few months and then everything would return to normal. The church believed … Read more

Are We Still Family?

At the present, it may be some time before I can visit my family in Pennsylvania. Even if I had the time, entry into the state is limited to those who have a negative test 72 hours before entering or … Read more

“Getting to Know You” from Pastor Baker

The first thing that a pastor needs to do is get to know the people of God who have gather in this place and this time. Usually, there are gatherings and times after worship to talk and listen and share. … Read more

What is an Interim Pastor?

What is an Interim Pastor? The responsibilities of the PASTOR part of the title are simple. From the N.A.L.C. congregation constitution: The duties of the pastor will consist of but not be limited to the following; 1) preach the Word; … Read more

Letter from Pastor John 11/26/20

For All the Saints –Thursday, November 26, 2020: Advent Anticipation   Friends, This week, just as we finish off our Thanksgiving turkey, we begin the season of Advent. From the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival,” Advent is … Read more

Letter from Pastor John 11/12/20

For All the Saints – Thursday, November 12, 2020: We Give Thanks and Remember 7For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys … Read more

Letter from Pastor John 10/29/20

All Saints Sunday Dear friends, We are approaching All Saints Sunday, after which our congregation is named. On this day, we remember the saints among us, and the saints who have gone before us. Not just the famous ones, but … Read more

Letter from Pastor John 10/7/20

A Ministry of Reconciliation “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us … Read more

Letter from Pastor John 9/16/20

God’s Gifts for God’s Purposes “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in … Read more