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Welcome to my blog page.  I enjoy writing on various topics and hope to use this forum periodically to share many of my thoughts as well as to provide some insight from within our church and from my own personal experiences in life.

— PASTOR PAUL TOWNSEND

 


  • October 2019
    2019, October
    Dear Friends,
    Philippians 3: 17 – 21
    Saint Paul writes to the gathered people at Philippi:
    17“Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. 18For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell ...

  • June 2019
    2019, June
    Dear Friends,
    St. Paul writes in Philippians, chapter 2, verses 1–2, 12-13:
    “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete ……..12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now ...

  • May 2019
    2019, May
    Dear Friends,
    This month I offer you another reading from the Apostle Paul, from one of my favorite letters, one that he wrote to the people of the church in Philippi, the Second Chapter, verses 4 – 11:
    St. Paul writes: 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of ...

  • April 2019
    2019, April
    Dear Friends,
    Philippians 1: 27 – 30
    St. Paul writes: ‘….live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with ...

  • March 2019
    2019, March
    Dear Friends,
    St. Paul writes in Philippians 1: 12 – 16: 12I want you to know, beloved that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; 14and most of the ...

  • February 2019
    2019, February
    Dear Friends,
    St. Paul writes in Philippians 1: 6 – 11: 6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
    7 It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold ...

  • January 2019
    2019, January
    Dear Friends,
    St. Paul writes in Philippians 1: 1 – 6
    ‘Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus: to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God every time I ...

  • December 2018 – Merry Christmas
    To All the Saints at Zion
     
    We hope for you
    a wonderful Christmas Season; 
    with Light, laughter, and love,
    filling you with a sense of hope and joy. 
    May the Christ child,
    who brings the promise of renewal and new life,
    inspire in you a new vision for the coming year. 
    God bless you and keep you ...

  • June 2018
    Dear Friends,
    Children are our future. They are fun. They can be challenging. Young people are our promise that new generations are waiting to fulfill the good things yet to come. Samuel Ullman tells us that youth is ‘Not a time of life, it is a state of mind. Harold Azine says that the age of youth is a ...

  • November 2017
    On the heels of the observance of 500 years since the beginning of the Reformation of the Church, and on the threshold of the celebration of Zion’s 275th Anniversary, I am thankful and humbled to be a participant in these events.
    In every generation people have their own unique opportunities for remembering and celebration events that are of special importance. We ...