Pastor's Notes

  • Theme: Change in Personnel

    Kentucky Annual Conference
    The Kentucky Annual Conference is pleased to announce that Bishop Leonard Fairley has been assigned as the new bishop of the Louisville Episcopal Area. The Louisville Episcopal Area is comprised of the Kentucky and Red Bird Annual Conferences.
    Bishop Fairley has served the North Carolina Conference since 1984 and his most recent appointment was serving as the District Superintendent of the Capital District. The Capital District is the largest district in the North Carolina Annual Conference.

  • July 2016

    Most pastors I have been acquainted with are highly competitive in all sport venues.  Most of them play a better game of golf than I and I learned to accept that fact.  One fact which is becoming more of a reality and harder to accept, is that I’m not as agile as I used to be.  My reaction time has slowed considerably and I find myself not moving as quickly as I should.

  • February 2016

    Dear Church Family:

    I am delighted to share about the year 2015.  We started with 381 professing members and ended with 386 for a 1% increase.  The families that joined us last year have been very involved in the life and ministry of our church.  We look forward to additional families being a part of our church family this coming year.

  • December 2015

    God has really blessed us this year with an amazing staff. October 2014 was a bad month as we had to dismiss our secretary/pianist/organist/choir director – yes one person who wore many hats. The remaining months of last year saw us hiring a secretary, music director, pianist, and an organist. All of these persons have brought back the spirit of worship and a great work ethic. It has been a positive transition that introduced an environment of praise and worship. I really do enjoy being the pastor of a great staff and congregation.

  • November 2015

    It is hard to imagine that year 2015 is almost over and we have one month to finalize our December programs.  The Home Tours, Hanging of the Greens and our 175th Anniversary Service require a lot of time and effort on all of us.  The first thing we can all do is pray that God’s blessing will pour out on all the events.  Our prayer will be one of thanksgiving for the ministry that has occurred in our church and community these 175+ years. 

  • October 2015

    The Walk for Alzheimer’s occurred Saturday, September 26, 2015 downtown Lexington.  We had a great group of young men and women to participate in the walk.  There were fourteen of us who walked the mile in a light drizzle but a good time was had by all.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to a little over $3,000. 

  • September 2015


  • August 2015

    This month, I am sharing a message from our District Superintendent, Paul Fryman:
    Paul's Ponderings
    “Now there was a Jew…(who) had been carried away from Jerusalem… Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther…”  Esther 2:5, 7  NRSV

  • July 2015

    I am sharing this prayer for your consideration and revival this month.  It is copied from “How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life” by Dr. Gregory Frizzell.
    A Covenant of Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening 

  • June 2015

    I believe in equal opportunity.  We recognized our mothers last month and this month we pay tribute to the fathers. 

  • May 2015

    May is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day and a time for reflection.  My mother’s name was Maude Hawkins Lawless.  She was born July 26, 1919 and died September 16, 2003.  Mom’s parents were Lee and Crouch Routt and three siblings who were Susan Routt Cruse, James B. Routt, and living – Edyth Routtt West who just celebrated her 90th birthday.

  • April 2015

    April 15th is looming around the corner and I have not filed my taxes as of 3/22/15.  I don’t usually take this long to file but there have been mitigating circumstances that have held me up.  I am mindful what Jesus said when asked about taxes, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17).  I have no problem rendering unto God but I struggle with rendering unto “Caesar.”  So, pray for me that I might render in a timely fashion.