This is a collection of alerts, letters, notes, etc. from the PCM Pastors.

If you wish to receive an e-mail alert for any future postings from our pastors, click on the "Subscribe to this category" link above.

Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - May 13

pdf File Name: 2016.5.5_14136_CROSS_BELLTOWER-SKETCH-2.pdf File Size: 8.8 mb Download File ​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog May 13, 2016 "Wow, just wow," Pastor Sara texted me when she saw the news that pledges to the Second Fifty Campaign had topped $1,000,000. The progress of the Campaign is certainly a marvel: it shows your dedication to Jesus Chris...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2
540 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog: April 27, 2016

Pastor Bob's Building Blog April 27, 2016 Thank you to the wonderful Special Events chairs (Jean Koerten, Kathy Koslosky, and Winnie Pinch) for the elegant event we enjoyed last Sunday. And thank you to all those who participated in leadership and all who attended. We invited you to pose questions, and you did! All are very good ones, and here they...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
453 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog

​ Well, we're off! The Project Management Team met this week and made some decisions about our building project that I'm eager to share with you. We reviewed the results of the planning study that the Steier Group conducted. I am very glad the Session chose to engage in that study. It showed us, first, how strong the support is for doing this proje...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2
403 Hits
Robert Keefer

About Good Friday 2016

Good Friday 2016 Let me tell you a little about worship on Good Friday, March 25. Most folks of our church are familiar with our Good Friday evening tradition of Taizé-style worship. Taizé is a community in France, originally Reformed but now ecumenical. Their worship is a combination of chant, Scripture, and silence. Our Ash Wednesday service was ...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
340 Hits
Robert Keefer

Steier Group Report

The Steier Group completed its planning study with us; in my recent Building Blog I gave you a summary of it. Here is the complete report. pdf File Name: Planning-Study-Final-General-Report---Presbyterian-Church-of-the-Master.pdf File Size: 1.2 mb Download File
Rate this blog entry:
0
325 Hits
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog

​ Pastor Bob's Building Blog March 12, 2016 Thank you to all who participated in the recent planning study conducted at Presbyterian Church of the Master. We received a wonderful response, feedback that is extremely beneficial as we look to the future of our church. Representatives with our consulting firm, the Steier Group, reported their findings...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
313 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - February 25, 2016

We are in the midst of our planning study now, to gauge the support for our building plans and to make a reasonable goal for fund-raising and construction. If you have not yet participated, you may: - Fill out and return the survey you received in the mail - Go online and complete it: go to www.steiergroup.com , select "Client Login" on the upper r...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
314 Hits
Diana Coleman

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear people of God: Most of the places I shop were shoving aside the Christmas decorations in order to make room for Valentine's Day stuff. The jewelry ads on billboards and so forth stopped reminding men that the only way to show a woman you love her at Christmas is to give her jewelry and started reminding men that the only way to show a woman yo...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
218 Hits
Diana Coleman

From the Pastor

Dear people of God: "O tidings of comfort and joy," sings the old carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." And yes, I did punctuate that correctly. Most of our Christmas observance will focus on joy, and there is great joy associated with Christmas as both a secular and sacred occasion. The presence of God among us in our own flesh, which is what the ...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
377 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - November 20

Pastor Bob's Building Blog November 20, 2015 Your Session made three big decisions this week, all to move us forward in our building program toward the second fifty years. This message is to tell you about those decisions and to project what is coming up. The first decision was to sign a contract with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture to provide...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
1
962 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - August 20

Well, we are near to having some real plans to show you. Your Building Task Force will offer a look at our plans on September 13 during adult Sunday School and will also receive your input. It's still a little early for such details as "I think the bathrooms should be green" or "Let's have this sort of tile in the serving area in Fellowship Hall," ...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
701 Hits
0 Comments
Diana Coleman

From the Pastor

Dear people of God:

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
617 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog - August 1, 2015

Pastor Bob’s Building Blog

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
484 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Building Blog #3

Pastor Bob’s Building Blog

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
1265 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor Bob's Blog: On our New Marriage Standards

In 2009 the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marriage in the State of Iowa. In April of that year, a column in the New York Times explained why that should not have surprised anyone. He was biracial; his mother was white and his father was black. In 1958 it was against the law for them to be married in Nebraska, so they were married in Iowa.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
1706 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Building Blog - May 1, 2015

Building Update

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
1293 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Building Blog 1

Sunday, January 18, 2015 we had a great meeting to talk about the future of our building. Mike Thompson, an architect with Alley Poyner Macchietto, led our discussion. The Session contracted with this firm to hear our needs and hopes and to suggest a design (or designs) for our facility in the future.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
1512 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Giving Tuesday - December 2

As I mentioned in worship recently, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated "Giving Tuesday" in response to the consumerist frenzy of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday."

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
2126 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Words of Remembrance for my Mom

I mentioned to some of the members of our Church that I had spoken at my mother's funeral; you encouraged me to post here what I said. My brothers Don and Dan agreed that I should speak on behalf of all of us; below is what I said. The service was at the Presbyterian Church of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: my parents were married there; Don and I were baptized there; all three of us were confirmed there; I was ordained there; both my parents' funerals were there. All three of us have remained very active in the Church of Jesus Christ, I as a pastor and my brothers as deeply committed church members.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
2067 Hits
0 Comments
Robert Keefer

Pastor's Blog - October 23

Bob’s Occasional Blog

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
0
1497 Hits
0 Comments

Upcoming Events

Announcements

Latest Updates