Welcome to Mt. Pisgah!
We ae 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
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 for January 2017
What a special month December was for all of us at Mt. Pisgah! God has truly blessed us in so many ways. I am so grateful for...
Our Christmas program, with our children and youth as they share the Christmas story with us;
Our Jesse Tree and the families who shared, and the Bible characters we met (David, Esther, and Mark);
The Bandstand and all who helped on this great project;
Our Choir for the inspiring music they shared this season;
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight services 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock;
The gift of being debt-free on our building program - thanks for your faithfulness to “Meet the match!”
On behalf of your Church Staff, thanks for the generous Christmas gifts that you shared with us. We are blessed to be able to serve with you in partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In His gracious grip,
See you Sunday!
A new year brings many resolutions - will you join me in two specifically for 2017? The first has to do with the six-week Sunday school program beginning Sunday, January 8th. Like last year, we shared “The Blessing” together; this year we plan on sharing the “DANIEL PLAN” together. We will meet with all Sunday School classes at 9:15 a.m. in Celebration Hall for a breakfast together and then the adults will remain together in Celebration Hall as the Children and Youth go to their classes. The Daniel Plan is presented by Pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life.” This six-week time together will share in a multi-dimensional approach to helping us make the best and healthiest choices in our lives as God's people. You do not want to miss this!
The second resolution is that I would ask for your prayers, as we considered the possibility of having an intern from Lutheran theological Southern Seminary. Both your Vision team and Church Council have been in prayer about this. Seminary is typically a four-year program in which one year is spent in Ministry to a congregation. As I have met with our Bishop, who has served with 23 interns and with Pastor Andrew Weisner, who currently is working with an intern, I have had one affirmation after another, that Mt. Pisgah would be a great host church for a seminarian to experience a gracious and wide variety of ministry. It would be a continuation of our Outreach and would be an enhancement of our current staff positions in place. Pastor Weisner will be with us Sunday, January 15th, and I have asked for him to share some about his current experience in this. Also, we will gather more information to be shared at the Vision Team, January 17th, meeting and the Council meeting on January 21st. On January 29th, we will have a Congregational Meeting at 9 o'clock a.m. to discuss, and vote, on pursuing this further, potentially for the beginning of the school year, August 2017. It is because of your faithfulness in being debt-free in our building program, that we can even consider this forward step of Faith together.
Your grateful servant in Christ,