Pastoral Note – May 26

Dear Yates Family,   I hope that you were doing well this week, and are being refreshed by the rain and sunshine that has come to us here of late. I also hope that your Memorial Day weekend was a time of connection with those that matter and...

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Pastoral Note – May 19

Dear Yates Family,   These weeks at the end of May are significant in so many ways, aren’t they? At this time, we celebrate the accomplishments of our high school and college graduates. As they take their next steps, I grieve for them that...

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Pastoral Note – May 5

Dear Yates Family – I miss you and am praying for you often! Today, for the fifty-second straight day, I had to say three little words I hate to say. Knowing how much I like to talk, you might be surprised that there are times I don’t like to...

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Pastoral Note – April 28

Dear Yates Family, “How Long, O Lord?” It is a powerful question. We read it in the Psalms, the Prophets and even the Book of Revelation. It’s a question that comes when our patience with the way things are has reached its limit. Behind the...

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Pastoral Note – April 21

Dear Yates Family – I miss you. I really do. Do you know what I miss now? I miss the energy that comes from time together under one roof, sharing smiles, laughter and encouragement face-to-face. The longer our time in isolation lasts, the more I...

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Pastoral Note – April 14

Dear Yates Family, I hope that this week’s letter finds you all safe and healthy. I miss the chance to see you and interact with you in all the small ways that make church relationships so satisfying and enduring. Thank you for embracing the...

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