Blog

“Give Me 5” for Lent

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
Lent, from the Anglo-Saxon word for spring, is my favorite season of the church year. It is a time of preparation for baptism in the early church, and a time to draw closer to Christ through prayer, fasting, worship and service to others. For this Lenten time, will you join with me in these practices, as…

READ MORE

Loneliness, Lent and Love

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
This weekend, there promises to be some activity at Glen Mar – come visit the youth bake sale in the Glen Mar parking lot from noon to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support the HoCo food bank and World Vision, feeding hungry people locally and around the world. We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food for the food…

READ MORE

Here I am, Send Me

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
I’ve spent more time on Zoom than usual this week, because this week we had virtual examinations of candidates for ordained ministry in our conference of the United Methodist Church. We ask them about their call, and about theology, and polity and ethics. They talk about God’s grace and tell the story of a God who…

READ MORE

Repair and Restore

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
Last week we talked about how to overcome fear, in favor of faith and love. This week, we’ll address what God gives us to overcome the fatigue of a long COVID season, and the fatigue of brokenness. Are you “tired of being tired?” Is there a balm in Gilead? Yes. Come worship with us online this…

READ MORE

Fear Not

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
Last Sunday’s theme was “A God Who Overcomes” as part of our Overcome: Hope and Healing in the New Year. This week we will (I promise) look at how God helps us overcome “fear.” The Bible is full of situations where people’s fear is the thing that gets in the way of their relationship with God…

READ MORE
Menu