Eureka First United Methodist Church

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

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Pastor’s Letter August 5, 2020

On Tuesday, the Irelan family celebrated my dad’s 90th birthday with a Zoom meeting. My brother Bob, his wife Lisa and their daughter Tess, joined in from Falls Church, VA (in the midst of Tropical Storm Isaias). My Tahoe sister Sue and her husband Gordon were in Colorado with my…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

“No one sews a piece of un-shrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins;. . .” Matthew 9:16, 17 Dear Ones, I was reminded of these words of Jesus about…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

“Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised. . .” Matthew 28:5,6 Dear Ones, Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen, Indeed! Happy Easter! Yes, it is still Easter. Sunday was just the first day…

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April 7, 2020

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 Dears Ones, We continue to live in a time of confusion and upheaval as we respond to the reality and the threat of Covid –19 in our midst.…

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April 3, 2020

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 Dear Ones, I continue my regular practice of driving to the Samoa beach…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“I give thanks to my God always for you…” 1 Corinthians 1:4 Dear Ones, My heart is full of gratitude for all of you! At the beginning of this time of “Shelter in Place” I was really concerned about how we keep the church together. I know the church is…

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March 28, 2020

“My soul waits for the Lord, more than those who watch for the morning.” Psalm 130:6 Dear Ones, We are in the midst of trillium season, my 8th and final trillium season as your pastor. By now most of you know that I have a thing about trilliums, the lily…

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March 17, 2020–announcing Rebecca Irelan

Dear Ones, I have attached the letter read on Sunday to the congregation announcing that Rebecca Irelan will be the new pastor of Eureka First UMC effective July 1, 2020. I am delighted with this news and feel assured that you will be in excellent hands with Pastor Rebecca. You…

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March 2020

“Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.” Jeremiah 29:12   Dear Ones, I write this letter on the eve of Lent, Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  Lent is the season of 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays, that begins on Ash…

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December 2019

“Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” Matthew 36:42 Dear Ones, Once again we are ready to begin a new Christian Year with the beginning of Advent on December 1. Advent is the season of 4 Sundays preceding the celebration of the…

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