Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

The Pastor's Blog (Page 27)

Maundy Thursday Prayer

Holy God, source and sovereign, you put all power and authority into the hands of Christ— Christ, who washes our feet in humble service. Teach us to love one another as Christ has loved us, so that everyone will know that we are his disciples; through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Holy Week Wednesday Prayers

Prayers for Wednesday of Holy Week from The Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  Morning Prayer Lord, as daylight fills the sky, fill us with your holy light. May our lives mirror your great love. Your wisdom has brought us into being, and your care guides us on the way of Jesus Christ…

Simply Living Lent

MORNING PRAYER By The Concord Pastor, http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/ Dear God, Every dawn begins a holy day, a new beginning, a new chapter in the story of your love for us. Every year we enter Holy Week, a solemn, joyful time to remember and celebrate the love you poured out for us in the suffering, dying and rising…

Patient Trust Prayer

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of…

On Community

Every once in a while— OK, quite often— I have to remind myself that I am not the center of the universe. Yeah, yeah, I understand that I am a uniquely created child of God, but sometimes I can take this knowledge to the extreme and begin to think that life is all about me,…

Waiting

“Have you ever waited for a day with such expectancy that you could hardly contain your joy? We endure the waiting time, knowing what is to come will overshadow anything that came before. This kind of longing also shows up in our spiritual lives. During the season of Lent we wait for what we know…

A Dormant Season?

I have a little calamondin tree in my yard that typically produces bushels of calmondins! An abundance of fruit! But last year- barley anything. I thought “It’s because I didn’t cover it with that tarp like my wife told me to the night it went  down to 32 degrees.” I was going to cut it…