from jeannie's desk

Pastor's Blog

Click below to read weekly messages from Rev. Jeannie Himes, senior minister of St. Stephen's United Methodist church. 

  • wounded people/wounded savior

    April 8, 2021 - Even as we begin to come out of our isolation, blinking in the sunshine, unsure of what and who is safe, we find ourselves at Easter. We mark resurrection, but are still tentative on whether our world is really resurrected. The year has left us wounded - the walking wounded. The year of "vision" left us seeing things we never wanted to see, doing things in a way we never wanted to do.

  • when we don't know what to do

    April 1, 2021 - "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they're doing." - Luke 23:34

    Every year the Good Friday scriptures include this one from Luke 23. We read it thinking it applies to those who are crucifying Jesus. Or maybe it's about the crowds who had just turned their backs on him, those who couldn't see the implications of their actions.

  • carry on the word of peace

    March 25, 2021 - I think a lot of us are questioning - Why have we become such a violent people? We hear just about every week about another mass shooting, for many different reasons. Is this new - or do we just hear about it in real time now?