Psalm 8

1O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; 4what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? 5Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. 6You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, 7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Dear Ones,

Happy New Year! I hope this newsletter finds you all enjoying the blessings of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany we just experienced, and the hope a New Year brings. As the psalmist writes, with all God has done, what are human beings that God is mindful of us! And yet, every day in unexpected ways, if we have taken in the lessons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, we experience God’s in-breaking - God-with-us, Emmanuel in our lives.

 This New Year brings us the blessing of an accessible entrance for all of God’s people. We can now come in the same door, choose stairs or lift and be in the part of the building we need to be in with the rest of the congregation. You all have done God’s great work in bringing the project that was once a dream into reality. Thank you to all of you for your prayers, your feedback, your frequent monitoring of the progress, pictures, and of course, financial contributions. We have been blessed with contributions and pledges toward the financial part of the project that will make paying for it a reality, too.

 As a new year begins and we make plans for mission, programing, worship, and times of fellowship, remember that we are all God’s beloved people, crowned with glory and honor. What do you suppose that will look like this year?

 May the hope of a new year bring you joy!


Pastor Deborah





















Reverend Deborah Tyler is our fulltime permanent pastor.  Reverend Tyler's responsibilities include:
  • Leading and preaching in the congregation’s worship services
  • Administering church business and overseeing the church staff
  • Working with the congregation’s governing board and its program committees
  • Overseeing the preparation of the worship bulletin and newsletter
  • Visiting members who are hospitalized, home bound and are nursing facility residents
  • Conducting funerals for members and friends of the congregation
  • Officiating at weddings for members and friends of the congregation
  • Providing counseling and making appropriate referrals
  • Teaching Confirmation/new member class for youth and adults
  • Maintaining a collegian relationship with the area clergy association