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From The Pastor’s Desk-December 2015

As we enter the Advent and Christmas season, I’m drawn to encouraging you to consider including in it a specific emphasis on prayer. Advent is the season to prepare our hearts and minds to receive the gift of God’s presence. In addition to preparing with decorating, gift buying and festive eating (all Christmas activities I…

Signs of Hope

John DeBevoise preached a sermon about “Hope” on the first Sunday in Advent, November 29, 2015. Scripture teaches us that: Hope comes from an unexpected place Hope is something we do not create; despite our efforts Here are pictures provided by our congregation that represent Hope around us. You can submit more to john@palmaceia.org #signsofhope

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Thanksgiving Day Blessing

“Lord God, our maker, as you feed the birds of the air and clothe the flowers of the field, so you nurture and build us up by your steadfast love. You have promised that you will provide. So this day of gratitude, we come before you with songs of thanksgiving. When our hearts are filled…

A Prayer for a Thursday in November

Loving God,  In you we live and move and have our being;  Guide and govern us today by your Holy Spirit,  so that in all the opportunities, cares and occupations of our day we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Parable of the Sower explains that one of the reasons why people do not accept the word of God is because they do not understand it. Matthew 13:19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what…