Pastor’s Friday Comments (10.18.19)

For a few days at the beginning of this week, I did very little besides read and meditate on specific passages of Scripture. The purpose was to devise a sermon plan for the 2019-20 Christian year, but the far more important result was the privilege of having these...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (10.11.19)

Next Wednesday, October 16, during our Bible study and prayer time, we will be writing brief letters to our elected national representatives, urging Congress to accelerate progress on global nutrition, to address the root causes of migration, or to reform the criminal...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (10.04.19)

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” is the way those of us who were brought up on the King James Version of the Bible learned the first verse of the twenty-fourth Psalm. It might not have been as familiar to us as...

From the Pastor….

Each week in the meditative service that we call “The Beginning” I present a brief meditation based on one of the lectionary texts for that Sunday. Last week, in preparation for that, I was reading a commentary on 1 Timothy 6:6-19. The writer, either Paul or one of...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.27.19)

Let’s all join in our annual collective lament: It’s ninety degrees outside, it’s not even Halloween, and you’re already starting to see Christmas decorations in the stores. I know, they’re rushing the season; you’re starting to feel the stress of all you’ll have to...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.20.19)

There is a scene near the end of the movie October Sky where Homer Hickham, the high schooler and budding rocket scientist has just come home from a science fair where his team took first place. When the prize was announced, the famed scientist Wernher von Braun had...