I also had the privilege of stopping by to visit our congregation in Bergenfield, Calvary LBC. Enjoyed a good visit with Erling and Ellen Stedjan, and a tour around the community and church. (Looking forward to stopping by to connect with Calvary’s new pastor, Daniel Stenberg on my next trip east!) Calvary’s historic mission statement reminds me
On the Road with President Paul
Before my trek home, a chance to visit an old friend and collegue, Pastor Aage Larsen, in his new ministry setting, The Mission Church of Paramus, NJ. Before my trek home, a chance to visit an old friend and collegue, Pastor Aage Larsen, in his new ministry setting, The Mission Church of Paramus, NJ. Mission
Got to attend the Epiphany Sun eve service that same Sunday, June 25th, in Manhattan. (I look forward to being there again next January after the privilege of preaching and being with the people of Hillside Church, Succasunna.) Brother Dominick Santore has been a solid, consistent leader and servant of our church plant. Thanks Dom!
An impromptu trip early Sunday morning, June 25th, to preach at our Browns Mills congregation, Messiah LBC! Apologies for the lack of other pics on this quick trip! (Happy Anniversary Pastor Todd & Cheri Anderson!) Ok, I don’t know why I feel the complusion to share this, but my Maps just doesn’t ‘get’ east coast!
Odd # years are convention years! 🙂 5 regional conventions and 1 youth convention. I LOVE seeing the Church in her various places, forms, gifts, passions, expressions. Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center is a blessing and gift in ministry partnership with the CLB! Thanks again, Brian Abrahamsen, and your staff for again serving us so
Central Regional Convention at the Heartwood Center in Trego, WI, June 9-11th. Great time of fellowship and mission partnership! One of a number of worshops offered during our CR convention! CR chairman, Pastor Brent Walker did a great job planning, leading, serving, moving us along in the convention! Thanks Brent! Pastor George Schweitzer, my former
Not a CLB ministry trip per se, but so glad after officiating my nephew’s wedding in So Cal, that we could make the Sunday morning worship service at Calvary CC in Fullerton. I was blessed to serve this congregation from 1991 to 2002. All of our five children were born and baptized into this congregation.
On Sunday, May 7th, I was glad to be part of Bethel Battle Lake’s ordination service of 3 new elders, and privileged to preach that day. This is a healthy thriving new expression and outreach of Bethel Church and the CLB!
While ‘on leave’ between the ministry stops, yep, I’ll admit it — somehow I found myself in another round of golf. But it was for a good cause — helping to celebrate Pastor Andrew Foss’ birthday with a couple of gem gents from our Nanuet congregation’s leadership, Andrés Soto & Rob Burden!
It was great to see the additional ministry space in Mt Bethel’s expansion project! They’ve also added a multi-functional chapel. A beautiful facility for a dynamic congregation!
After some long miles, and between appointments, Pastor Chris Priestaff and his guys from Mt Bethel / Tuscarora blessed me on a day off w/ some free golf lessons 🙂 Great bunch of men right there: Karl, Steve, Chris!!
Sunday afternoon, I got to drive up and have a brief visit with the McCarty’s of our CLB congregation in Lewisburg. I will look forward greatly to getting back when I can be part of Sunday worship and meet their church family! The sanctuary of New Hope LBC 🙂