Paul DreilingChurch News

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes that “there is no new thing under the sun.”  Of course when he wrote this, he wasn’t referring to the newest invention, the latest iPhone or Detroit’s newest car models.  Certainly these things are new, but from the larger perspective of life, human nature has remained and always will remain the same.  The timeless truths that … Read More


Paul DreilingChurch News

What if you could actually see the prayers you pray? The prayers being prayed for you? In John’s vision of heaven in Revelation 8:5 he saw the prayers of the saints ascending with incense into the presence of God. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. Behold the power of prayer. You ask God for help, and bam! You lift your concerns to … Read More

No Greater Love

Paul DreillingChurch News

On Saturday, June 17th, at 1:30 am in the morning the USS Fitzgerald, a Navy destroyer, collided with a 30,000 ton container ship, off the coast of Japan. The USS Fitzgerald is part of the US Pacific fleet stationed in Japan. The collision ripped open the right side of the destroyer sending sea water into two berthing areas where the … Read More

Blackberry Moments

Paul DreillingChurch News

10 Minutes with Ernie Johnson Jr. on journalism, humility, baseball, fatherhood, and the Christian life. Preparing for Sunday Sermon: The Postponement of the Kingdom (Matthew 16:24-28) Scripture: Psalm 49:1-9 Evening Service: PromisedLand Quartet Concert No tickets needed. VBS July 31st – August 4th 9-12 noon We would love to have paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls and metallic markers to … Read More

What My Father Taught Me

Dick AnthonyChurch News

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order on June 15, 1966 establishing the third Sunday in June as a day to honor our fathers. Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a National Holiday. Father’s day gives each of us the opportunity to say thanks to our Fathers for their influence in our life. … Read More

See All the People

Paul DreillingChurch News

This morning as I left for work my 3 year old granddaughter came up to me and said, “Papi, can I give you a hug and a kiss?” As she wrapped her arms around me and laid one on me, I thought to myself, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”  You know, its loving relationships on this side of … Read More

The Day We Were Left Behind

Paul DreillingChurch News

He left us behind Your calendar like mine may say that last Thursday, May 25th was Ascension Day.  Forty days after the resurrection, Jesus and His disciples went to Mount Olivet where Jesus told them to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  They watched as Jesus returned to heaven taking his glorified body to the right hand of … Read More


Paul DreillingChurch News

The Details This year, Ramadan runs from May 27 to June 25. From sunup to sundown there is no eating, drinking, sex, smoking, perfume or music. The first meal comes about two hours before sunrise. After a few days, the body gets use to skipping lunch and snacks, however, everyone experiences the gradual increase of the feeling of tiredness, thirst … Read More

Jesus and His Mother

Paul DreillingChurch News

As Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday our thoughts go to our mothers and the huge impact that they have had on our lives. There is a bond that begins at childbirth that can only be broken by death. What a beautiful example we have of a mother and child relationship in the life of Jesus….PSD Pastor J.R. Miller (1840-1912) wrote … Read More

Do you need a Vacation?

Paul DreillingChurch News

Do you need a vacation

“The bow too tensely strung is easily broken” – Publilius Syrus (42 B.C.) Although this was written many years ago, this truth lives on until today. Doctors tell us that there are many health problems related to stress including obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression and asthma. Although Jesus did not take a vacation, he did take times of refreshing … Read More