Pastor Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr.
MEET THE PASTOR
To begin to get to know something about Pastor Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr., you have three choices:
Choice No. 1. Click here to read a profile of the man we have come to know and love since he came to us in 1994.
Choice No. 2. Read his latest monthly message, below.
Choice No 3. Call and make an appointment for a chat! (Oh, and be sure to call him "Tom!" It is what he prefers.)
Monthly Message From the Study of Donegal Presbyterian Church
Guess what? We are in the liturgical season known as Easter! This time frame has been called the “Great Fifty Days”! The early Christians did not believe that Easter was just one day. Easter was an entire season of feasting that lasted for fifty days. When you think about it, Easter beats out Lent by a few more days and more, much more celebrating! So what happened?
Everyone likes parties, but do we have the stamina, physical and spiritual, to sustain the joy that Easter proclaims? There are not any gifts better than a “life after this life” and the gift of salvation! Perhaps we simply don’t know how. Resurrection is mysterious. Jesus appears in numerous places and shows up even to those behind closed windows and locked doors. Jesus did not speak in sound bytes. All of this is very mind-boggling and we may never understand what happened.
But here is the thing we celebrate: Jesus came back to us. He lives still. And if that wasn’t enough, on his fiftieth day, Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to inspire us so that we could continue to do God’s work in the world. Break out your red stuff on Sunday, May 24 and party!