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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
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