on November 21st, 2022
This week during my sermon, I asked how thankful do you think you would have been if you were among the first pilgrims? They left Europe on creaky wooden ships; bound for a place they had never seen and could only imagine. The trip was stormy and dangerous. Not all completed the journey. They landed in a place where the soil was rocky and hard to till. They had to hunt for food with muske...
on November 15th, 2022
I woke up today and I realized something: it’s two weeks until Advent. That doesn’t seem real to me. Where has the year gone? I blinked, and we find ourselves at Christmas. It’s time to break out the decorations, figure out where in the house the tree is going, and don’t forget about Christmas shopping. Yes, it’s Christmas time again. The beginning of the Church year, the time when we again r...
Man plans and God laughs
on November 8th, 2022
I have to say I’m really bummed about having to postpone our First Annual Worship Outside the Walls event. I began working on this time of family, fellowship and worship shortly after becoming pastor, and now 7 months of work has been ruined because of an impending storm…in November, none the less!! It’s really frustrating to be so close and have to postpone. But the truth is, we all know what it...
on November 1st, 2022
It’s hard to believe, but Pumpkin Patch is over and November is upon us. And if November is upon us, that means it’s Stewardship season. This Sunday the 2023 Stewardship cards will be available for pickup at the church, and during the next week you will begin to see them in your mail. What does Stewardship mean to me? What should Stewardship mean to you? These are questions that have perplexed ...
State of the Church 22
on October 25th, 2022
What a difference a year makes. It was almost a year ago that Cynthia Weems, our DS, informed me that Pastor Alexis would be moving and that I would become the interim pastor. It’s been 8 months since the transition, and believe it or not, it’s been 3 months since I was appointed as Senior Pastor. It seems like forever and yesterday all at the same time. There are many things I’m still learning...
A word on Stewardship
on October 19th, 2022
Church,As you know, we decided to approach our Stewardship Campaign a little different this year. “Stewardship” is such a “church-y” word, but if we look at the definition, it is just responsibly overseeing and protecting something worth caring for and preserving. We have certainly done that because next year, Cason is going into its 120th year of serving the community of Delray. We continue, as t...
Welcome to Cason's 27th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival!
on October 12th, 2022
It's finally here! During the next few weeks, thousands of people will pass through our patch. For 27 years, we here at Cason have been in the pumpkin business. Every year we are peddlers of pretty pumpkins, suppliers of the fall gourd and hawkers of orang orbs. Pumpkin Patch originated as a fundraiser for our “Wee Care” program, providing funds that kept the school operating. Later, after Wee Ca...
on October 4th, 2022
As we find some distance from the “end” of the COVID-19 era (let’s be honest, COVID is going nowhere, we are just understanding how to live with it), we’ve find ourselves facing an unknown time. The pandemic changed the way the church functions, and we’ve been told by all the “so called experts” that we should never expect to return to the way things were, but instead we need to embrace the “new ...
Bread of Life
on September 27th, 2022
There was a lot happening at the church this weekend, and Saturday after the new members class, I was surfing through some blog sites that I read regularly, and something jumped out at me. It was written by Chad Napier of Crosswalk.com and I think it’s worth sharing with you.“We had high hopes Covid-19 would be eradicated by all the safety precautions and of a return to our normally scheduled liv...
West Lawn Update
on September 21st, 2022
On December 15, 2020, the church voted to sell the West lawn to Azure Development, with the understanding that the process from agreement to sell to closing would take approximately 18-24 months. As part of that agreement, Azure placed $100,000 in escrow in case of default. After 180 days, that money became nonrefundable and was placed in Cason’s account. The money is part of the purchase price, a...
Greetings from SPPRC!
on September 13th, 2022
Church, This week I have given the space I usually use for my blog to Loreley Hinderling, chair of our Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee. I encourage you to read her article as it will bring you up to date on information related to our staff here at Cason.Pastor DavidGreetings from SPPRC! Over the past year, your Staff/Pastor Parish Committee has been busy reviewing and refreshing the job de...
on September 6th, 2022
Take care of him, and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend… Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:35-37We are called to take care of our neighbors, our friends, those we many not even know. One of the ways that we do that here at Cason is through our Benevolence Fund. However, many don’t know what the Benevolence fund is, or how it is administered. Simply put, the Benevol...
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