Pastor’s Notes

Messages From Pastor Mark
April 13, 2017

Jesus Resurrection Celebration

This week is a big week for both the Global Church as well as here at Gladstone Church.  Yesterday kicked off the biggest week in the church calendar.  At the end of this week, Christians all over the world will be celebrating Jesus Resurrection.  It is also a big week for us here at Gladstone.  […]

July 24, 2016

Saying Good bye…

I love being a Pastor!  It is one of the most challenging things as well as one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.  There are a lot of great perks and rewards that come from being in ministry.  But it is not always easy.  One of the sad realities of being a Pastor is that you […]

June 27, 2016

Gladstone Church Updates

Good morning everyone!  I have decided to make it a goal this summer to write on and update the church website more often beginning with today’s post.  God has been doing some great things here at Gladstone and I want to highlight some of those things and give God some praise for them. On January […]

July 26, 2014

Switching It Up

For 50 years our church has stood on the South side of Gladstone Street.  For the first 20 years our name was “The First Evangelical Methodist Church of Glendora.”  In the late 80’s when Wes Sperl became the Pastor he renamed the church “The New First Evangelical Methodist Church of Glendora.”  From what I was told by his […]

June 5, 2014

Plugging In

A few years ago I brought my laptop home to work on a few things and I left it sitting on the table. The next day my wife tried to get it to work and it wouldn’t turn on. She made sure that the power cord was plugged into the computer and the wall outlet. […]

April 24, 2014

How do you define Success?

Defining Success in some industries is easy to do.  If you are trying to sell something, then you can just use statistics to figure out how many of those items were sold.  If we were trying to produce something, then we can just tally up how many items have been produced.  But as a Church, it isn’t as […]

April 3, 2014

General Conference Thoughts…..

Here are some of the thoughts that I had and wrote down while flying home….. This past week has been amazing. Ana and I are currently flying home from Indianapolis as I write this. I have so many things to be thankful for and I want to make sure that I publicly give God the […]

January 3, 2014

Happy New Year from Glendora EMC!

What does the New Year mean for you? The New Year brings forth a new beginning with new goals and things that we hope to get better at and work towards in the coming year.  Whether it is a fresh start or a chance to change some things in our life the cross over from […]

December 1, 2013

True Meaning of Christmas

The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived!!! Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to begin prepping for Christmas. The Turkeys have been eaten, the pies have been scarfed down and all of the left overs are sitting in the fridge (and probably will be for weeks). For some the day after Thanksgiving […]