Welcome to Mt. Pisgah
We are a friendly, welcoming group of about 700 (and growing!) people who gather regularly to worship God and to help build God's kingdom on earth.
A Message from Council President, Margo Mosley
Welcome to Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church!
Whether you are a visitor or a long time member, you will quickly see that we take the word “Welcome” seriously. Step inside the front door on any Sunday morning and you will surely receive that right hand of fellowship and welcome from at least 4-5 members. And who knows how many will again greet you and ‘Pass the Peace’ to you during worship! That’s how we do things at Mt. Pisgah.
Extending the peace is another way of acknowledging the blessings God has given us. We in turn seek to share those blessings with each other in worship, in fellowship and in service. Sort of a ripple effect!
Our beloved Pastor Mike opens every monthly Pisgazette with a personal message, “A Stone’s Throw.” The image of a stone cast upon water is telling. There’s a ripple effect created when we acknowledge God’s many blessings. That ripple effect is an ongoing experience here through the community Food Pantry, Senior Center, scout groups, AA, youth work camps, retreats, weekly Bible study, Sunday worship and more.
Come and see! We look forward to sharing God’s peace with you and we invite you to join us in creating an even greater ripple effect.
Peace be with you!
A Stone's Throw
Written by Pastor Mike Stone August 2016
“A Stones Throw”
Ephesians 5:16 reminds us to “make the most of the time.” If you are like me then you are often asking yourself where did the time go? Does anyone know where the summer went? It seems to fly by. If you could have seen the expression on the faces of parents as they were dropping their teens off at college, no doubt there was a questioning look of “where did the time go?”
Time seems to go by quickly enough and it is one thing we cannot re-claim, once it is passed. So Paul's admonition to make the so most of it, is truly good advice.
Summer flew by but I am so grateful for the young people who enjoyed the Memorial Day Retreat; for VBS and for the 100 plus teenagers who participated in 3 summer camps. The time would pass whether we used it or not –so I am grateful we used it wisely! Through time passes quickly the memories we make along the way stay with us forever. The memories those high schoolers made in youth ministry together will be taken to their college campuses with them. Their connection with Christ and His people will be foundational and inform all that they do in the future.
This is your Pastor's long winded way of saying take advantage of the opportunities ahead. Rally Sunday is a fun day to get ready to dive in and make memories together as we grow in Him and with His people.
So.... how will you get involved? Choir has a great time together and can always use more voices. KIC is such a great time for our children. Confirmation is a joy with 30 + teenagers together on Wednesday nights (information meeting on Wednesday, August 31st –pizza dinner 5:15-6:15 and 6:30-7:30 meeting with parents and confirmands. Calendars will be given out). Moms as you drop off your child for KIC or your teen for Confirmation why not join for dinner 5:15-6:15 and the Women's Bible Study in the Upper Room 6:15-7:30. You owe it to yourself to make the most of that special time together.
Starting in September ~
Women's Bible Study meets on Mondays @ 10:00AM and Wed nights 6:15-7:30 studying Mark
Guys, we have our Tuesday Night Study 5:30-6:30 PM on 1Samuel also there is a Wednesday Morning Study 8:30-9:30 on 1Samuel lead by Pastor Mike. Then there is the myriad of activities from the Senior Center with yoga, Tai Chi, Cards; Zoomba and more We are now hosting both boy scouts and girl scouts here during the week as well.
I love to hear of all the activities going on here in this place because we are truly making the most of both the facilities and the time He has given us!
And of course worship is such an important time together. Did you know that worship is also a healthy use of your time. In an extensive study done with some 34,000 participants over a 12 year period Dr. Frazer reports that worship attendance enhanced health and life expectancy and also improved overall happiness.
See you Sunday – it's good for you. Let's get rallied to make the most of our time together!
Blessings in Him,
Remember kids, bring your backpacks Sunday – special gifts for them and our teachers in their new school year!
Council committee Vision team retreat _ Sat August 27 the 8:30 breakfast – 12
Youth Sat August 27th 6:00 Village Inn bring 5$ and a friend Football and Gods not Dead 2