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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
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: July 24, 2019 - My vacation time is coming to a close. We miss our Wesley family. but our family time has been wonderful. And WOW, have you been following all the great stuff that is happening at Wesley? Just today, I was texted VBS pics. The kids are having a great time. I cannot wait to hear more about everything when I get… Read More
sailboat The Yost Post: June 26, 2019 - Recreation: a concept associated with fun, sports leagues, fishing, biking, hunting, hobbies... you know, recreational activities. If we were to ask one another what kind of recreation we enjoyed, we would normally defer to an activity we do. The idea is: when I do “x,” I feel rested and refreshed. Two things I want to offer to you this week… Read More