Friday, July 1, 2011

July 2011

Recently while I was in Denver on vacation, I was looking through the newsletter from Stephanie's grandparent's congregation. Their pastor included a list of times when to and when not to call the pastor. I thought it would be a very helpful thing to include this month just so that you know I am here to pray with you and for you and to listen and talk with you. So, here is my list of when to and when not to call the pastor:

Call the Pastor when...

  • You are going into the hospital.
  • You need prayers of any kind.
  • You are struggling with family problems, personal sins, or difficult circumstances.
  • You have a theological/Biblical question.
  • You have a question/comment about the sermon or Bible class.
  • You have a question about the church and what is going on around this crazy place!
  • You know of someone who is interested in baptism, communion, or marriage.
  • You liked my tie.

Don't call the Pastor when...

  • You disliked my tie.
  • You are set to gossip.
  • You know the Broncos are on TV and you have a question about taxes.
  • You have a question about taxes.
  • It is 3:30 am and you have a question about taxes (I am just not good when it comes to money).

Basically, I want you to know that my door is open and I am here for you. Please feel free to get in touch with me when you need to. Know that there are many things I am just not that well read in (like taxes). But, I am here with an open ear to listen and an open Bible to proclaim!

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