Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team. Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many. I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00...

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Join me at the Fall Family Festival?

I hope you will join me, hundreds of Inglesiders, and our guests at our Fall Family Festival on Wednesday evening, October 20. It’s a great night of fellowship, food, and fun for all ages. And if you have a friend that you want to introduce to our church, it’s a wonderful event to invite them to attend with you. It all occurs here at Ingleside on the east side of our campus.  Start time is 5:30 p.m., and we wrap it all up at 8:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your appetite with you....

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Join me at the Fall Family Festival?

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to the Fall Family Festival; (2) encourage you to serve at the Festival; and (3) introduce our Overseers and their officers. Join me at the Fall Family Festival? I hope you will join me, hundreds of Inglesiders, and our guests at our Fall Family Festival on Wednesday evening, October 20. It’s a great night of fellowship, food, and fun for all ages. And if you have a friend that you want to introduce to our church, it’s a wonderful...

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Do You Speak My Language?

Have you ever been in a circumstance where no one spoke your language?  Maybe you could speak or understand a few words, but you were largely in the dark.  Communication levels were low.  Frustration levels may have been high.  And there was probably a significant degree of discomfort? But then you met someone who spoke your mother tongue – your heart language.  And, oh what joy, what relief, what connection!  There was a new sense of freedom and opportunity.  Bottom line: ...

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A Fabulous Fall

Cooler air.  Shorter days.  Leaves soon will be lighting up the landscape with brilliant color reflecting the glory of the Creator. These are all sure signs that autumn is upon us.  Indeed, the first official day of fall was yesterday – September 22. As we prepare to make our way through the last quarter of the year, I want to make sure that some key dates and events at Ingleside are on your radar. Of course, our weekly worship services, classes, and groups – especially on...

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Is There a Place for Me?

Whenever newcomers check out a church, virtually all are asking some form of the same question: “Is there a place for me?” And for years our short answer at Ingleside has been, “Yes!” Our answer reflects the spirit of Romans 15:7, which says: “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (ESV). Of course, the specific questions newcomers may ask are often more detailed, nuanced, and personalized. Consider these possibilities: . ...

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Join us for “Big Wednesday”

On Wednesday night, September 15, we are encouraging everyone—all ages and life stages—to gather for worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center followed by an Ice Cream Social in the Gathering Area. Who?  Every age and life stage! (Birth through age 4 in preschool ministry during worship; then with their parents for the social)  When?  Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Where?  Worship Center & Livestream  What?  Worship, Lord’s Supper, Baptism, and Ice...

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“Has Pastor Tim Been Vaccinated?” | Save the Dates

The conversation occurred recently in an aisle of a local hardware store when a lady asked my wife, Beverly: “Has Pastor Tim been vaccinated?” Then last night at church an Ingleside regular told me of a co-worker who had asked them: “Has Pastor Tim been vaccinated?” The answer is: yes, both Beverly and I had the shot on the first day we were eligible – March 15, 2021.  Our side effects were minimal – just a sore arm; about the same as when we get the flu shot each year....

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Are You Praying for Afghanistan?

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) encourage you to pray for believers in Afghanistan, (2) make sure you know about a change to our WMAZ-TV program; and (3) report the results of our Semi-Annual Church Conference. Are You Praying for Afghanistan? As the collapse of Afghanistan has unfolded, our hearts have been shocked and grieved by the scenes at the Kabul airport as thousands are seeking to flee the danger that is to come. I hope you have been praying for our President and those who...

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The Right Time, the Right Way

Not many of us get pumped up about processes, policies, and procedures.  Yet, most of us do care deeply about outcomes and results.  The truth is that the two are usually connected—even in the life of a church! Listen to the wisdom of the writer of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes: “The wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.  For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter” (Ecclesiastes 8:5b-6a, NIV). Another version translates: “Yes, there’s a...

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