Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! We’re thankful for the day of worship on Sunday as we pondered the authority of our King! Matt did a wonderful job opening the text from Luke 4, helping us to see the way that Jesus speaks and acts with authority because He is … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! We finished up a fascinating week, after spending three days with workers from Central Asia and fellow believers from a number of states and churches, discussing gospel work among one particular unreached people group (UPG) in Central Asia. I’m thankful for those that participated … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings from Memphis! It’s great to be home after spending 4 weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland. Karen and I are grateful for the time away, and I’m particularly glad of fulfilling my sabbatical studies granted by the church during that time. We happily renewed friendships with … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! This time of year is always filled with many wonderful opportunities for gathering with the body of Christ, serving others, and receiving the warm love from family. I’m thankful for our church family that offers such great encouragement to one another as we journey … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! What a full and wonderful day we had at South Woods on Sunday! We had a great group for the morning and evening worship services. In the latter, our choir, orchestra, and children’s choir led us in a beautiful night of worship. I’m so … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

December Greetings! We’ve started early with Christmas music at South Woods due to embarking upon the study of the Gospel of Luke last month. And we’ve enjoyed it! With such beautiful old hymns and wonderful new hymns that help us to celebrate God’s gift in … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! After mounds of good food and far too many football games, Thanksgiving weekend has closed and the reality of heading toward Christmas stares us in the face. In just a few weeks we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ with all of … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! The Lord granted us a very encouraging day on Sunday as we worshiped together, began our study of Luke’s Gospel, and then heard an excellent exposition of Psalm 27 in the evening by Jim Carnes. I ended the day grateful for the mercies of … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! It’s great to be back home after a few days in North Carolina where I spoke at the Unite Conference of the Pillar Network (here’s one attendee/staff member’s report https://www.thepillarnetwork.com/unite-2017-an-insiders-recap/) and then spent a week in an east Asian nation teaching about 70–75 pastors … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! As we’re enjoying a rainy day in Memphis, the first in a long time, our friends in California are enduring wild fires. We’ve been keeping a close eye on it as Karen’s youngest brother, Austin Bosarge, lives in Sonoma County with his wife and … Continue reading