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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
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: February 26, 2020 - Lent This year’s Lenten season is already here and I have to tell you, I’ve been so busy I have not even thought about what I am “giving up” this year. Perhaps you too have not spent much time deciding what to forgo in Lent. Maybe we can figure this out together? First, have you thought about why we give… Read More
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