Pastors' Blog

A shepherding tool of San Gabriel Community Church
Our Worship Team spends the first part of our Saturday morning rehearsals in the Word and prayer together. We are convinced that we need to be personally growing in our knowledge and love of God if we are to effectively lead the church family on Sundays. Last week we reflected on the opening hymn of that Sunday's service, Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty. We considered how it richly draws from the heavenly throne room pictured in Revelation 4, and spent time meditating on that chapter. We... Read More

“I can’t image a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once” (The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves [February 1932), p. 439.

There are many books that I read once, then put back on a shelf, never giving thought to reading it again.  There are books that I enjoyed so much that I read them over and over.  My kids think that is weird, and I have to admit, when I was a teenager I would have thought the same thing.  Then there is an occasional book that even while I’m... Read More

This Sunday we begin a study through the book of 1 Peter.   I want to whet the appetite of your soul for what is in front of us. This disciple who had once denied any relationship with the Lord now offers a letter telling his readers how to stand firm.  He writes to a church facing the daily possibility of persecution.   What is his counsel?  He reminds them of the same truth that had impacted his life and taught him to stand firm.   He reminds them of the gospel that had transformed... Read More
With this post the pastoral staff officially unveils our new blog! This is something we have anticipated for quite some time, and are so pleased to finally launch. Why a blog? It will provide a place for us to share so many additional things. Posts might offer a peek at a book a staff member is reading; or give an update on SGUC happenings; or feature a public dialogue between the pastors about a given issue;  or provide a "behind-the-scenes" look at a specific ministry here; or links to... Read More