Author Archives: Steve LaMotte

About Steve LaMotte

Husband of Andrea and father of four amazing children. Pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, Delaware.

What I Am Re-Learning Two Weeks Into a Pandemic

The world as we know it has changed. The Coronavirus outbreak is changing the ways in which we live our lives. It is prevented our churches from meeting over the next two weeks, and in Delaware, it looks like it … Continue reading

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From Fear to Mission

Sermon Text from John 20:19-23 amid the COVID-19 Outbreak The scripture lesson this morning is a post-resurrection encounter between Jesus and his disciples. It is Sunday evening, just a few hours after the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene. … Continue reading

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Nothing Will Separate Us

(Sermon I preached March 22, 2020 at Avenue United Methodist Church) On June 19, 2006, Andrea and I made our way to Kent General to prepare for the birth of our eldest daughter, Abigail. Abbie was already ten days late, … Continue reading

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Closing One of Life’s Chapters

This weekend we had the closing on our house in Milford. We bought this house in 2003 and moved in on December 1st of that year. It was the first house we owned (well, the bank was kind enough to … Continue reading

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The Top Reads of 2019

I’m a little (a lot) late on posting this. I was going to put links and pics in the post, but at this point, I’m not. You’re smart enough to look up books on Amazon! Here is the complete List … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

This past Sunday (February 2, 2020), I preached on the need for Christians to passionately pursue the way of Jesus in our every day lives. (Listen here. Don’t forget to subscribe!) Simply put, we must live as disciples of Jesus … Continue reading

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Reading List: January 2020

It’s a new year with new books to read. Somewhat surprising to me are two books that are political in Confident Pluralism and Win Bigly. Part of that reason may be in preparation for the upcoming elections and my own concern regarding the … Continue reading

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