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Won't Be Winter Forever

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, "Winter will not last forever." That's what I keep telling myself! I hope you are staying warm during this chilly weather. It looks like another snowy weekend. Use good judgment about whether you come out on Sunday morning. It would take an extraordinary amount of snow for us to cancel worship, so we are still on for Sunday - if neces...

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God is at Work

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Now that it's starting to feel like January, I hope you are staying warm! I think of a song sung by my high school choir called "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind." That wind has certainly been blowing. I also think about the warmth we know by gathering together in God's house for worship. In worship we encounter the Lord who renews our str...

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The Freedom We All Need

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, HappyNew Year! I hope you and your family have had a good start to 2019. I believe 2019 is going to be another exciting year for our church, as the Holy Spirit continues to move among us. I look back at 2018 and thank God for all that we have to celebrate in our life together - so many signs of the Lord using our church to change lives...

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God's Gift of Joy

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you and your family have had a wonderfulChristmas! Thank you for the cards and gifts. As I opened each one, I prayed for the sender by name. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I pray for God's abundant blessings to be upon you this Christmas season and remain with you in all that lies ahead. Thank you to everyone w...

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Merry Christmas from the Spry Church staff! May you be strengthened and encouraged by the gift of God's love and peace in Jesus Christ our Lord. Today's update includes some special information about this weekend and Christmas Eve at our church, so please read all the way to the end! Here's another picture...what a fun-loving group!...

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Beautiful Music This Sunday!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This is going to be a wonderful weekend at Spry Church! We are getting closer to Christmas and all that this special season means to us. Last week in worship I shared a reading in my message that spoke about how we can prepare for Christmas well. Several people asked where they could find those words, and in addition to posting the rea...

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Sounds of the Season and More

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Thank you for your prayers for Molly and our family as she was hospitalized again this week. I will share an update at the end of the email below for those who would like to know more. Truly we have been sustained and strengthened by your prayers - thank you so much. God is faithful. Tonight is our annual Sounds of the Season concert ...

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A Season of Anticipation

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Thank you all for your prayers and many expressions of love and support in response to Molly's unexpected emergency hospitalization this week. We are so grateful that she is now home resting and recovering. Thank you for being such a caring church family. I plan to share a little more in my message on Sunday, including a reflection on ...

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Faith Harvest Sunday

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This Sunday begins one of my favorite weeks of the year, Thanksgiving week! I love Thanksgiving. One reason is because of the delicious food, of course. :) The main reason I love Thanksgiving is because it's a time when we focus on giving thanks. This fall at Spry Church we've been encouraging people to cultivate gratitude by using ou...

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Changing Seasons, Unchanging Hope

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you've been enjoying the fall weather. I love this time of year! The changing colors on the leaves move me to praise the God who created them to display such beauty, reflecting God's glory. There's a passage in Isaiah that describes the trees themselves as praising God (they "clap their hands" in praise of God). Our next Commun...

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