Rev. James K. Mahan

Please read Matthew 5: 1-12 (The Beatitudes)
I received an unexpected blessing after my heart cath. procedure.  The doctor said he found no blockages. I had been expecting a much worse diagnosis. Thank God for all of your prayers!  I am now scheduled for foot surgery on July 12th with some period of recovery time after that.  Once again I request and appreciate your prayers for a positive outcome.

  I’ve been thinking about the passage of scripture above.  Mathew 5:1-12 teaches that blessings come out of challenges, setbacks and sometimes hardships.  God blesses those who struggle with the very things needed to endure and overcome that struggle.  If we are poor in spirit or are in mourning or are feeling persecuted, God does not abandon us but instead provides blessings to meet our needs.  Those who are blessed receive the power and the presence of God’s Holy Spirit.  Those blessings come in the form of a phone call from a friend, a visit at a hospital bed, a pat on the back, a card in the mail or a word of encouragement.

Whatever the circumstances, blessed are those who are loved by God!

Yours in Christ,

 Rev. James K. Mahan



Welcome to T.O.R.C.H. the Turn of River Church Homesite.

I arrived in February of 2008 to become the pastor of this church family. I bring 26 years of ministry experience to the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the greater Stamford community.Please know that you are our special guest for there are no strangers here, just members and friends of our extended family of faith.

If you are interested in considering adoption into this church family please contact me by e-mail or in person. If you are a seeker after the Lord please know that you are always welcome here without any pressure to join. We want you to feel at home and to participate in the life of the church to the extent that you feel comfortable.

I believe that the Lord provides every person with gifts for ministry. While I serve as the pastor of Turn of River Presbyterian Church I believe that every member serves as one of our ministers. If you are interested in discerning what your gifts for ministry might be, please feel free to contact me and we can explore those possibilities together. My e-mail address is j_k_mahan@sbcglobal.net.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. James K. Mahan

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