Thanks for visiting this site! Scroll down past this “Welcome” paragraph to read my latest daily Pastor’s Blog!
Shelley and I have had the delightful privilege of pastoring this congregation since May 1991. We treasure not only the friendships we’ve made, but also the happy, energetic, Christ-centered service-mindedness we’ve sensed here. We’ve watched as newborns have grown into young adults, and we’ve seen how the self-sacrificing spirit of older members we’ve laid to rest has been reborn in the hearts of the young. Shelley was born in Juneau, Alaska, and after attending Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, taught elementary school for five years. Four of those years were in a one-room schoolhouse on an island in one of Alaska’s floating logging camps. Since 1986, she’s served as an administrative assistant in the education department of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. I was born in Redfield, South Dakota, and originally trained as a teacher, after which I taught college English for a couple of years at Union College. I then felt the Lord’s call to pastoral ministry and trained at Andrews University seminary. After completion, we came to western Washington where we have been pastoring ever since. Shelley and I and the rest of our friends would love to welcome you to our congregation. Please visit us Saturday (Sabbath) mornings! Bible study classes begin at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service starts at 11 a.m. Pastor Maylan Schurch Questions? Email me at email@example.com.
Welcome to my blog! As I work on my sermons and do other Bible reading, or go through life’s experiences, I’m going to try to keep up a pretty-much-daily blog of what I’ve discovered. I hope these thoughts will be helpful. Check in again soon!
Click Here to see past blog posts by Pastor Schurch.
In a couple of Tuesdays I’ll be volunteering at our local Adventist schools, and I’m looking forward to see the student-created art projects which will soon be up on the bulletin boards.
Isn’t it funny how pretty much every kid, when very young, likes to draw? Sure, the stick figures and strange-looking animals are a bit grotesque, but the depth the pencil has dug into the paper shows how forthright and passionate each artist is.
And then come fourth grade, or fifth grade, and suddenly most kids stop drawing. They’ve reached the age when they can critically compare their own art efforts to the professionals’ creations in comic books and other places.
Classroom teachers know this, and are doing a wonderful job of stirring up these young creators to try again, this time with guidance. And the results are so good they’re chilling.
Let’s keep in mind, all through our lives, who we’re related to. God, who insists that we are created in His image, is the ultimate artist–and engineer, and entrepreneur, and all the rest.
So keep your creativity alive. Stretch your mind. Start drawing doodles again. And as you do so, ask the Lord to use the talents He’s given you to reveal His love to the people you know.