Pastor’s Blog


Thanks for visiting this site.

I am the new pastor and am happy to be here and to have to opportunity to meet you and all the folks in this faith community.  VBS begins on July 31st, there is an Ignite Worship service on Saturday evening August 5th at 6:00 p.m., and our regular Sunday Morning worship will be shared during the month of August with the Marcellus First Presbyterian Church at their building (1 E Main St, Marcellus NY 13108) at 9:30 a.m.

The United Methodist Church here in Marcellus is a friendly, active and busy place.  All are welcome, visitors, seekers, members, or anyone who would like to drop by.

I am a long-time United Methodist pastor delighted to be serving this community.  My wife, Pam, and I have been in up-state NY most of our lives and in and around the Syracuse Area for decades.  Our five adult children are amazing people; all married and we enjoy our four grandchildren who live in Cicero.  Our retirement home is in Manlius where we are joyfully settling in.

In these days, my faith in the Lord is the solid place where I ground my soul.  God is the center place for my choices and behavior.  When I stray, and the world pulls my away with temptations and tempers – Jesus calls me and welcomes me home.  I look forward to learning about you and your faith experiences.  Each story is Holy and God is amid every life.

Come and meet folks like you and me – all ages, skills, and desires, yet each seeking in some way to know and serve God.

The conversation continues,

Steve Deckard