Church Attendance Update

Paramount Family, As of today, Coronavirus numbers continue to climb and it seems that new guidance is released every day. Some parts of our community are opening back up while others are shutting their doors again. As pastors we remain committed to both the physical and spiritual health of our church family and our neighbors. We know that this is …

SUCH PATIENCE IS IN LOVE

Yesterday, I quoted in my sermon a poem by William Cowper. Perhaps most famous for his hymn “God Moves in A Mysterious Way,” Cowper walked a dark and heavy road. His life was plagued by depression, thoughts and even attempt of suicide. But the grace of God carried William forward, and drew from his heart a gospel refrain. Read the …

WITH OUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

I love to lie outside in the grass, To watch the clouds in the sky as they pass. I love to imagine the shapes that I see. Some look like animals and people to me. I’ve seen turtles, chipmunks, and cuddly bears. I once saw a monkey that lost all his hair. Some clouds are thick and some are thin. …

GRACE-FILLED CHURCH MEMBERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Tomorrow we begin our slow return to regular corporate worship at Paramount Church! I’m thankful for church members who have expressed in text, and email, and in person their support, understanding, love, and joyful cooperation during a challenging time for the church. They have honored, supported, encouraged, advised, spoken well of, defended, and spoken well of their leaders. Pastors experience …

RESTART SCHEDULE

Beginning June 7, Paramount Church plans to resume Sunday corporate worship at 10:30 am. Thank you for responding to the Church Restart Survey. Based on those responses, a link to the attendance schedule will arrive by text or email (not publicly posted online). At this point, we will follow a two-week rotation through the beginning of July, at which time …

NEEDED CALM

What do I love about the Apostle Paul? I love his apparent calmness. When I look at Paul in the Scriptures, I see a man who promotes calm trust in a loving God who sovereignly orchestrates all affairs of men.Paul doesn’t seem unfeeling or apathetic or low-energy. But in different kinds of circumstance and situations, he appears to instill calm …

I’M SO VAIN

Reading a Puritan Paperback called The Way to True Peace and Rest has provoked me to think about some of the big obstacles to peace and rest. Early in my Christian life, a striking illustration of pride proved most helpful. To this day, I think about it regularly. It went like this: Imagine you walk into a room where people …

LOW ON DISCERNMENT

Social media, press media, and a myriad of irresponsible voices are complicating our efforts to make sense of life in the modern world. It’s wild out there and our discernment is running low. I loved this book when it released, and it’s worth opening again now. If you don’t know, now you know. Go to Full Article Author: Rush

ADVICE FOR THE ANXIOUS

In these anxiety-fueled times, advice helps. I’m not sure why, but I’ve often found the older the advice, the better. Those who came before us, living in harder times and more deadly circumstances, have richer things to say and believe. John Calvin certainly fits within this trend. A strong quote from Calvin on the topic of anxiety led me to …