Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: February 13, 2020 - The past two weeks haven’t exactly gone according to my plans. It has been over 20 years since I have experienced something in my life which rendered me physically unable to go about my daily life. I woke up Monday two weeks ago and knew something was not right in my body. Luckily I have been married just long enough… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: January 23, 2020 - Pete Haayen has served in a rare way the last five years at Wesley UMC. The normal ask and responsibility for serving as a lay person leader in a United Methodist Church is three years or less. Pete has served five years as the Administrative Board Chairperson. The Chair not only guides the work of the Board, he/she is also… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: January 9, 2020 - I have heard significantly less about New Year’s resolutions this year than any year I can remember. It could be I am just not listening as much. My hunch is we are not talking about resolutions because we are not considering making changes in our lives this year. As the holidays were approaching, I heard countless people call for a… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: December 19, 2019 - “And the Word became flesh and lived among us…” John 1:14a This is the reason for the season. Scores of books have been written concerning this one line. I have preached on it many times. The foundation of “why Jesus matters?” is wrapped up in this one concept. The Logos — the rationality of God, the mind of God, the… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: December 4, 2019 - I have heard from many of you it has been difficult to get your minds wrapped around how quickly Advent arrived and the approach of Christmas this year. I can say at the Yosterosa we are experiencing a similar phenomenon. I don’t know if it is the slapshot/rapid move from Thanksgiving to Advent or if life is just jamming along… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 20, 2019 - “Thanksgiving in All Circumstances” “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Do you have a passage of scripture you go to regularly? The kind… Read More
pumpkins Pumpkin Unloading Party Update - Sunday afternoon, September 22nd, on the south lawn, I found myself surrounded by the best of people. What started with great weather and excitement turned to long hours and hard work. We have never unloaded this many pumpkins, just over 6,000. Why do we do it? Why do we put ourselves through the back wrenching pain of unloading over 60,000… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: September 12, 2019 - “Where Were You When...?” As I write this, September 11, 2019, remembrances are underway. The question I hear repeated each year, “Where were you when you heard the news?” That day, its events, and our experience of it are indelibly set into our deep memory. All of us continue to mourn that day at varying depths. I offer to you… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: August 28, 2019 - Nutrition for the Soul Jack Dodd was a dedicated follower of Christ and member of a church I served early in my ministry. Jack was a sailor for Uncle Sam, built dams around the world, and had a lifetime of accomplishments well into his very busy retirement. One day, he drove me around his purple hull pea crops in his… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: August 14, 2019 - I am so excited for this back to school and fall season at Wesley! We are kicking off our back to school season, creating new Christian Education opportunities for all ages, the Onward Campaign will soon crescendo and conclude, Pre School and Parent’s Day Out is beginning, then the fall activities Wesley is known for countywide begin. You get the… Read More