PASTOR’S PEN
 

Modesto

I am gone much of this week to the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Northern California and Nevada.There are about 350 churches in this area. Active and retired clergy will be at conference along with elected lay members from each church. Our elected members are Haatil and Lousi Nai.
 
We are meeting in Modesto this year. At the opening worship service on Wednesday morning we will take an offering for rebuilding Puerto Rico from the devastating storms. The Methodist Church in Puerto Rico are helping to lead the way. I will be taking a check from our church for over $400! Thank you for your generosity. It is good to be a part of a connectional church that is active all over the world. It gives us a chance to see beyond ourselves and have a global impact. 
 
The Bishop finalizes appointments at Annual Conference. I look forward to be appointed to serve as your pastor for another year. 
 
See you on Sunday. Blessings,
 
Steve
 
 
No Bible study this Friday


Karla Lundin adds the East Salinas Family Center!

Home from vacation. Good to be back. Time spent with Karla’s family in Indiana and Kentucky. The mission was to spread the ashes of Karla’s mother in a little graveyard in the hills of Kentucky where her grandparents and parents were buried. In many ways it was a difficult trip filled with emotion but the time in that little graveyard in Kentucky was meaningful and important. 
 
I’m sorry that our Friday Bible study has been so on and off lately and it will be for a few more weeks. But this Friday, June 15, we will be meeting at 10 AM for our study. I will let you know in the weeks ahead when we will be meeting and when we won’t.
 
As you know, Karla is finishing her third

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Pastor Steve Lundin