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Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: December 3, 2020 - Advent It is Advent. I know there are many good lessons to be learned from our experiences in 2020. God is always seeking to redeem all pain, sorrow, struggle, etc. Right now though, I think it is a season to just look forward. Forward to the compelling Hope, Way, Joy, and Peace of Jesus being born into the manger of… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 12, 2020 - Forward in Faith Each fall, clergy are to write a summary of the church’s activities in a year called The Pastor’s Report. I was writing mine and realized there was no possible way to summarize all we have done this year. While the first two and a half months followed a discernible path, nothing normal — save the Grace of… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: October 28, 2020 - This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints’ Day. The celebration of All Saints’ dates back to 373 AD and has been celebrated on November 1 since the early 700’s AD. At All Saints’ we remember all persons who have died in Christ and uniquely we recall the sacred memory those of our congregation who have passed away since last year’s… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: September 16, 2020 - Today I wanted to share a word about our departed sojourner Rev. Gene Wisdom and then share word or two of encouragement. The legacy we leave behind is very rarely made up of any one large, big, home run decision or action we take. The home run moments are easy to point to and give a good story. However, the… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: August 26, 2020 - Back to School Back to School has a decidedly different tone this year. Teachers are back everywhere and some of our county schools have returned to student learning while others are a few weeks away. Life has always had a way of introducing variables into our plans which elicit either tremendous frustration or a generous sense of humor. And, then… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: July 8, 2020 - Keep seeking the Lord and God will lead you to a place God needs you to be. There is a an obscure verse in Acts 16:7. It is easy to overlook as it looks like an unimportant side-note to where the remainder of the story of Acts goes. In case you do not have your Bible handy, Luke is writing… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: June 24, 2020 - What Can I Promise You? Last fall, JB McNatt and I met in my office. He naturally was heading out to work at the ranch, but stopped by to ask me what I thought the Church (Wesley) would be like in 50 or 100 years. (JB has seen this church through about that long.) I could not give him many… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: March 31, 2020 - A Few Lessons "The light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." John 1:5 Church family, I shared the following article online through Facebook. It has apparently been helpful far beyond anything I could have imagined. I am sharing it here for this e-newsletter particularly for those of you who did not have access to it online.… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: March 12, 2020 - Stay Focused There are many things which regularly compete for our attention. Fun or novel experiences may be a welcome break from our routines. Some distractions break our concentration and lead to frustration. Still other distractions, day in and day out, lead to lives which do not go where we intended to go. Today I wanted to write about keeping… Read More
Pastor's Blog Wesley UMC Response to COVID-19 - Wesley Family, As you have surely heard by now of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I wanted to be intentional to share some information and how Wesley will be responding. Most people under 60 years old and those without an underlying health condition should be fine, even if you get this virus. We are asking for your help to protect our vulnerable… Read More