Author Archives: Michael Pahl

April 5, 2020: “Show Us How to Balance Celebration and Grief”

Ideally, we would gather together in worship, catching up on each other’s lives, being encouraged by each other’s smiles, weeping with each other in our tears, joining our voices in songs of faith and hope and praise, lifting up our … Continue reading

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Morden Chalk Walk

We’re hosting a public event in the midst of a pandemic, it’s true. But we’re not really “hosting” it, and, while it is public, it doesn’t require any large gatherings or physical proximity. It will get you out and connected … Continue reading

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“Christ Around Us, Within Us”: A video message from Pastor Michael

How can we rest in the reassurance of God’s love for us in Christ? Michael points us to the prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, inviting us to imagine God’s love all around us and within us, God’s love in the all-pervasive … Continue reading

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Connecting as MMC through Zoom

As it looks like we’re in this for the long haul, we encourage you to stay connected with our MMC church family in safe and healthy ways. Many MMCers are phoning each other, using video messaging, or meeting up for … Continue reading

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Benches, COVID-19 and Faith

Pastor Lawrence offers this reflection for us to start the week. I purchased two folding benches last week. I had been thinking for some time that having a bench or two would be very useful at our family gatherings. You … Continue reading

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March 29, 2020: “Show Us How to Hope”

Ideally, we would gather together in worship, catching up on each other’s lives, being encouraged by each other’s smiles, weeping with each other in our tears, joining our voices in songs of faith and hope and praise, lifting up our … Continue reading

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“God is love”: A video message from Pastor Michael

Where is God in the midst of a global pandemic? Michael points us to 1 John 4 and our confession that “God is love.”

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