Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 08 February 24, 2020 A Cocoon is a Deacon

I realize that it is unusual to have a cocoon as a church deacon. Cocoons are usually not baptized, much less made into deacons. In this case a church member was ordained as a deacon and only later became a cocoon. Maybe this needs a bit more of an explanation. One of our premier deacons […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 07 February 17, 2020 The Village Has A New Look

It was a joy to celebrate the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law yesterday. Months of planning and preparation ended in a wonderful celebration. It was perfect. A few things did not go as planned but it was a spectacular celebration. In truth, this was their second wedding. The first was a small, private one, […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 06 February 10, 2020 Princes

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 06 February 10, 2020 Princes This past week it seems that all I heard about was the Senatorial Impeachment trial of president Trump. Friends of mine on Facebook are both de-crying and celebrating the acquittal. Likewise, I am reading some who applaud Senator Mitt Romney […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 05 February 3, 2020 Celebrity Idol Worship

Coby Bryant and eight others died a week ago. Among the deceased is Coby’s 13-year old daughter. This is an absolute tragedy. It should not have happened. We should not be having to grieve the loss of people so young. I don’t follow basketball but there are thousands, if not millions, of fans who looked […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 03 January 20, 2020 Baptismal Entrance or Exit?

It was a joy to participate in my grandson’s baptism this past Sunday. I remembered the joy that I felt more than thirty years ago when I baptized my daughters. Now, I participated and watched my daughter baptize her son.  I don’t know how many baptisms I have done in thirty-five years of ministry. It […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 02 January 13, 2020 Prayer and Fasting For The Middle East

The news is hot with worries of war again. Seriously, during most of my lifetime I can think of very few years when our nation was not at war. Even when we were not at war, I remember our nation involved in smaller military actions.  I was young during Vietnam. When that was over, it […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 01 January 6, 2020 A Blessed Year

A Blessed Year I hear a lot of people still making “New Year’s Resolutions.” I thought that this tradition had died out years ago because no one that I know keeps resolutions more than a week into the new year. The only resolution that I make is the one to make no resolutions. This one […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 44 December 30, 2019 Farewell To Don Imus the Impure Prophet

Don Imus, perhaps the most famous name in radio, died last Friday. Since his retirement in March of 2018 I have hoped that he would come back. Now, these hopes are vanquished. I used to listen to him daily and still have never found a radio station to listen to daily. He was a recovering […]