News: St. Arbuck’s Chapel | A Blog by Rev. Jeff Gannon

St. Arbuck’s Chapel is a weekly blog space where Pastor Jeff tells us what’s on his mind. The name pays tribute to a certain coffee chain where he finds refuge and inspiration. His current project is the “Wisdom from Wibaux,” an ongoing series exploring the native wisdom of his hometown. As he says, “The village raised all the children. I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from these authentic, hard working, hard-living folk from Eastern Montana. It may take us a year, give or take a few weeks, to get through all the stories, experiences, and people for whom I thank God regularly.”

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

Sleep for Lent

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor I have always thought sleep was a waste of time. Albeit necessary by God’s design but nonetheless so terribly unproductive. Just being honest. I was ... READ MORE
Date Posted: March 5, 2014

Lent

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Lent is the most difficult and rewarding time of the year for me. I look forward to Lent and I dread Lent all at the same time. Lent is a gift and a task. ... READ MORE
Date Posted: February 25, 2014

You Have Something to Share

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor My friend, Steve May, recently talked about Helen Keller. We all know the impact she has had on so many lives. Read on please….. When Helen Keller was 19 ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 28, 2013

A GRATEFUL HEART

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor I was blessed when I read this poem by Linda Mae Richardson, who is a volunteer with our local Victory in the Valley ministry. I hope you are blessed as I ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 27, 2013

Great quotes are encapsulated wisdom.

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Here are some good ones: “What we are is like a numerator, and who we think we are is like a denominator. The larger the dominator the smaller the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 20, 2013

“What is lost when we limit our children’s participation in worship?”

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Dr. Chris Faulk shared with me the following blog post that I am, with all credit to Matt Sidler, sharing with you….very profound and very helpful to ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 9, 2013

Psalm 23.

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Our thinking about life with god inevitably confronts us with this crucial question: What does God want from me? When Jesus was asked which was the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 8, 2013

Psalm 23.

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Generosity happens when a person is living from abundance or when a person is moved by the needs of others.  We can be generous if we have a lot and we can ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 7, 2013

Psalm 23.

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor Jesus teaches that God is generous – the exact opposite of the “earning narrative.” Brennan Manning says: “Jesus reveals to us a God who ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 6, 2013

Psalm 23.

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor The “earning God’s favor” false narrative goes like this: “Love and forgiveness are commodities that are exchanged for ... READ MORE