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Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: April 3, 2019- “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 I was reading my devotional yesterday, which primarily centered upon how we seek and find peace in our lives. I realized how often I can let myself be distracted by some version of peace other than God’s peace. It seems… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: February 14, 2019- Psalm 148 I cherish being outside in the midst of nature, along flowing water, hills, mountains, animals, beautiful blue winter skies and even hazy gray days — I simply feel as though there is a chorus of God’s handiwork singing and I get to have a part in it all. Psalm 148 captures this feeling so well, “Praise him (God),… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: January 31, 2019- When was the last time you started something new? I’m not talking about a new Netflix series. I’m talking really entered into something new: a new town, perhaps joined the church, a new class, new employment or friendship? What was that like for you? Excitement, curiosity, danger, elation, nervous... the range of our human emotions seem endless. As a church,… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: January 16, 2019- Thank you ... ... for completing our survey ... for making Christmas amazing! ... for Advent outreach 2018 is over and 2019 has sped in fast and hasn’t slowed down! I have a few different items to share this week. We had more than 90 people take time to participate in the survey for our Preliminary Case statement last month for the… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: December 7, 2018- O Little Town of Bethlehem The first section of this may be a little deep, so heads up and put on some hip waders... stick with me though. I hope to help us see the Advent and Christmas story from a fresh perspective. Enjoy! The hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem” presents a contrast of common life imagined for the… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 15, 2018- Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World Bishop McKee was at Wesley on Sunday evening to meet with our East District churches. Wesley, we did an amazing ministry hosting, with approximately 25 people volunteering to greet, usher, provide refreshments, and serve Communion. A particular word of thanks to our Board Chair Pete Haayen for rallying everyone… Read More
candlelight Christmas Candlelight Concert: November 29, 2018- Candlelight Concert Featuring Dr. Brock Johnson Thursday, November 29, 2018 Texas A&M University-Commerce 2200 Campbell St Commerce, TX 75428 Join the JOY group for dinner and music on Thursday, November 29, 2018. We will have dinner at Luigi’s Italian Cafe followed by a Christmas Candlelight Concert at Texas A&M University-Commerce featuring Dr. Brock Johnson. Order from limited menu ($10-20 per person).… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 1, 2018- All Saints Day 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 700s AD. On All Saints, we remember all persons who have died in Christ and uniquely we recall the sacred memory of those of our congregation who have passed… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: October 18, 2018- It Felt Like Home This week, I want to take a moment to celebrate. Over the past week, I have heard some things about Wesley which need to be told. At Welcome to Wesley, we had five guests who have been attending for awhile. One young family with two small children, an empty nester family with young adult children, and… Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: September 28, 2018- You’ll Have to Ask My Neighbor Yesterday, a clergy friend of mine stopped me to say “Thank You” to Wesley for ministering to our grieving community at John Horn’s memorial service. He said the way we opened up the building to the community and the love people felt inside bore witness to Jesus’ love for us all. Even the people… Read More