Pastor's Message

Scripture summaries, christian development, and other topical messages from our Pastor - The Reverend William Weidenbach Jr.

This Week's Messages

Weekly messages and updates from our Pastor.

Psalm 96:1-9

10/22/23 Psalm 96:1-9 Paraphrased by Pastor William   Sing to God like you’ve never sung before!         Everyone and everything sing out! God’s creation is amazing and wonderful! God loves all people with overflowing crazy affection. People have many gods and idols, but they cannot do what God has done. Our God made everything…         […]

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Stewardship Moment - 21st Sunday after Pentecost

10/22/23   Matthew 22:15-22 Stewardship Moment from Pastor William   Stewardship in the Gospel The church leaders ask Jesus a question about the legality of paying taxes. Jesus answers by asking a question about stewardship: Whose coin do you use to pay taxes? They produce a Roman coin, keeping the Temple coins in their pocket […]

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Matthew 22:15-22

10/22/23 Matthew 22:15-22 Gospel Message from Pastor William   The church leaders try to entrap Jesus again. This time, it is a question about paying taxes. But Jesus turns the focus back on them by asking them to produce the coin with which they pay their taxes – note that there are two types of […]

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January 1, 2023
Stewardship Soundings Part 13

Stewardship Soundings – Rejoice in God’s Presence   Focus scripture: Luke 15:1-10 the parable of the lost sheep and lost coin. The church leaders were grumbling against Jesus because he was attracting the “wrong” kind of people – sinners and tax collectors! What’s the matter with Jesus? Did he not know that church was for […]

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May 19, 2022
Pastor's Ponderings April 2022

Pastor’s Ponderings April, 2022 While taking a look at our Sunday gospel readings for April, here is what I’ve been pondering: On April 3, the last Sunday in Lent, we will look on as Mary anoints Jesus in anticipation of his heading to Jerusalem and the cross. Judas criticizes Mary for using “costly perfume” that […]

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It’s a Sanctuary; or is it?

Did you know the space where we worship on Sunday is not a Sanctuary? Many people, including pastors, misuse the name Sanctuary to describe that space. So, you may wonder, if it’s not a Sanctuary, what is it? Read this article and you might find yourself saying; I Didn’t Know That.   Many churches have […]

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Stewardship a Way of Life - Part 3

Are you ready for the next shocker about stewardship? Well, here goes: Stewardship is about God trusting us. Consider the parable about the talents (Matthew 25:14-30.) This parable demonstrates the radical, risk-taking master who dumps huge piles of wealth (each talent was worth about 15 years’ wages) into the hands of ordinary slaves and then […]

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Pastor William Weidenbach Jr.

Pastor William accepted our Call as pastor on August 01, 2019. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. A Masters in Biblical Studies from the Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center (fka Center for Biblical Studies), Tallahassee, FL. Undergraduate degrees from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL and Monroe Community College SUNY, Rochester, NY.

Pr. William is a second career pastor, with a background in finance and tax accounting. He expresses that it is a privilege to be married to Linda, a retired teacher, and current chaplain.

Pr. William and Linda come to us from serving congregations in: Tallahassee FL, St. Paul MN, Arthur ND, Sommonauk IL, and Peru IL. They are both glad to call Ohio home.

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