Notes from Pastor John – December 15, 2016

Notes from Pastor John – December 15, 2016

Heather Hammel’s Call to Pastoral Ministry

This past Sunday we celebrated the call of Heather Hammel, our worship associate, to pastoral ministry! Heather has engaged in a season of reflection on her call, and has been approved by the leadership of our church and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. She will begin her seminary studies at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown this coming January, as she continues on in her current role here at the church. We are happy to offer our congratulations and best wishes to Heather, and pray God’s continued blessings upon her as she embarks on this new journey.


Expanded Sermon Notes

The messages I offer Sunday mornings will include a deeper exploration into the texts of the Bible. I would like to encourage you to bring your Bible to worship, ready to underline and take notes. To help us learn together, I am offering expanded sermon notes will include the printed text and explanatory notes. In addition, I am also including a section for application, further study, and questions for personal reflection or group discussion. These notes will become instrumental in some new learning opportunities we will launch in the new year. Notes are now available in the stands in the lobby, holders by the doors in the balcony, and online at

Luke 5:17-26