Pastoral Activities for June 2016


Today is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. This is my last activities report for United. I will continue to serve as your pastor through June, but I will not be in the pulpit and I will not have any regular office hours. I’m using up my remaining vacation time and comp hours over June and creating […]

Pastoral Activities for May 25-31, 2016


Today is Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Thanks for the wonderful potluck on Sunday after church. I appreciated all of the cards, presents, well-wishes, and food! Wherever I end up I will carry all of you in my heart. In the meantime, I’m still here through June 30! Wednesday morning I will be gathering with area […]

Pastoral Activities for May 18-24, 2016


Today is Tuesday, May 17, 2016. For many years I have had this jar labeled “Easy Answers – Help Yourself!” on my desk. It is always empty. Purposefully so. As the United Methodist Church meets in General Conference this week, it has no easy answers and I know many people are struggling with the news […]

Pastoral Activities for May 11-17, 2016


Today is Tuesday, May 10, 2016. It’s great to be able to get outside again, isn’t it? We will be starting up our outdoor worship services again beginning in June and running through August. We will be meeting at Lakeside Park for worship every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. This is in addition to our regular […]

Pastoral Activities for May 4-10, 2016


Today is Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Thursday is Ascension Day which is widely overlooked because it always falls on a Thursday, but it marks the end of Jesus’ post-resurrection presence and makes way for the advent of the Holy Spirit. It’s kind of a big deal. Wednesday morning I will be gathering with area pastors […]

Pastoral Activities for April 27-May 3, 2016


Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thanks to everyone for the gracious feedback on my sermon this week. It’s kind of daunting to have just 5 more sermons left here at United. I was doing a little mental math in the car during my commute and realized that I must have preached well over 600 […]

Pastoral Activities for April 20-26, 2016


Today is Tuesday, April 19, 2016. I had a wonderful meeting with Pastor Paula this week as we work on transitional items. She is looking forward to meeting all of you and she welcomes your prayers, as do I, in this period of transition. She will be beginning her work her on July 1. Wednesday […]

Pastoral Activities for April 13-19, 2016


Today is Tuesday, April 12, 2016. While April and the weather may be cruel, our God is kind. I try to remind myself that I cannot change the weather by complaining about it. I can change myself by not complaining. Such is spring in Minnesota. Wednesday afternoon I will be visiting with our incoming pastor, […]

Pastoral Activities for April 6-12, 2016


  Today is Tuesday, April 5, 2016. It’s a beautiful spring day! I hear we’ll have snow. Such is life. Wednesday morning I will be joining with fellow pastors to study the Bible and look at texts for upcoming sermons and then in the afternoon I’m joining with United Methodist pastors from around the area […]

Introducing Pastor Paula Gaboury


Pastor Paula Gaboury has been appointed by Bishop Bruce Ough to serve the United Church of Two Harbors effective July 1, 2016. Education St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, MA in Psychology University of Minnesota Duluth, BA in Psychology Employment or Ministry Related Work I worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. The […]