I began a blog when I was first ordained a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2011. I wanted to reach out with the love of Christ beyond the walls of my small church in rural Renville, Minnesota, and keep my congregation connected to the church, though they might be unable to attend worship on Sunday morning. I ended up with a whole new “congregation”–fellow spiritual journey-folk seeking a life with greater meaning, a deeper faith, and a more hopeful existence. Some people who read my blog had never attended worship at my church–and that continues today with this “new” blog, begun after I accepted a call to Merritt Island Presbyterian Church in Merritt Island, Florida, in 2015.
On Jan. 1, 2019, I moved to rural Ohio to pastor a new flock. God bless The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton! I am excited to be here serving the community, encouraging others to follow Christ in their daily lives. The journey isn’t easy and it’s even harder if you are not walking with other Christians to encourage you and help you remain faithful to the call.
You will find at my blog copies of the text from which my messages are preached on Sunday mornings and special services, including weddings and funerals. This blog is not intended to be a substitute for worship with your local faith community. But I pray you will be blessed and inspired to share God’s Word with a broken and hurting world! Feel free to make comments or send me messages to my email address–firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you are ever in Coshocton, come and visit us. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. The congregation celebrated its 200th anniversary last year.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
God bless you will joy and peace!
Love in Christ,
Pastor Karen Crawford