Pastor's Notes

  • 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. 

  • March 2015

    I mused this morning as I watched the weatherman talk about all the colors of the weather map that represented different forms of precipitation.  It reminded me of the chorus, "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and it lists all the different colors of humanity.

  • February 2015

    On January 27 the Lead Team met and a recommendation was given by John W. Peavler, Chairman of the Trustees.

  • January 2015

    Our daughter, Melissa, fell on July 6th and severely broke her ankle in three  places.  She is still receiving physical therapy and still having difficulty walking without pain.  Please continue to pray for complete healing of her ankle. 
    Sue’s mother, Kay Cook died on November 5 at 8:35p.m.  She would have been 98 next January 14.  Thank you for your prayerful support for our family. 

  • November 2014


  • October 2014

    Over the past several weeks Sue and I have been taking care of our second grand dog, Gizmo.  He is a five-month old Yorkie with lots of energy and puppiness.  Yes, he can get into things you prefer him doing and at times can be a chore to handle.  On the other hand, it is quite delightful to enter the house and find someone anxious to see you and to give you kisses (from an animal's perspective). What does Gizmo expect in return?  Perhaps a pat on the head, a rubbing of his tummy, and yes, a dog biscuit would really top it off.

  • September 2014

    Exciting news in the life of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church,  on September 26, 2014, Rebecca and Joe Gabhart became proud parents of Sadie Joann.  She came into this world at 9lbs. 7oz. 20”   Needless to say, there is much abuzz among all the family members but especially with great grandmother, Thelma Marshall. 

  • August 2014

    Do you ever have one of those days when you have writer’s block?  I have asked the Lord to give me direction on what to say for this piece.  Either God hasn’t spoken or I haven’t heard. Oh, it just came to me; the month of August is a transitional month in the world of academia.