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 15

01/29/23 Epiphany 4 Psalm 15, paraphrased by Pastor William   God, who gets to come to your party?         How can I get invited?   Follow the straight and narrow,         tell the truth always! Don’t speak bad words about anyone,         always speak well of others. Keep your word,         even if it costs […]

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Stewardship Moment - 4th Sunday after Epiphany

01/29/23   4th Sunday after Epiphany – Matthew 5:1-12 Stewardship Moment from Pastor William   Stewardship in the Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples (students) that to be part of God’s kingdom brings happiness. Jesus welcomes into his kingdom those who lack the spirit of life lived beyond themselves. When we accept his invitation, we will […]

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Matthew 5:1-12

01/29/23 4th Sunday after Epiphany (Matthew 5:1-12) Gospel Message from Pastor William   Jesus teaches his disciples (students) about what the kingdom of God looks like. It can be summed up in his opening statement; blessed are the poor in spirit – those who have no life beyond themselves. For the kingdom of heaven is […]

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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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12 Days of Christmas (Day 2)

The Twelve Days of Christmas Continuing our series of I Didn’t Know That, we take a look at the common symbolism attributed to that famous Christmas song; The Twelve Days of Christmas. Be aware, the song was not written as a mnemonic device to memorize Christian symbolism, but we can still have fun learning. The […]

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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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