Pastor’s Monthy Blog

“May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened.” – Ephesians 1:18 W. David O. Taylor wrote in Christianity Today, What if we saw the arts in worship as part of discipleship?  What if we saw the arts as essential, rather …

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8 Every three years, the youth and youth leaders from ELCA congregations come together for a …

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Concerning the Election of a Synod Bishop Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When our Southeastern Pa. Synod meets in assembly May 4-5 we will elect a new synod bishop. Bishop Claire Burkat was first elected to a six-year term …

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“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.” Psalm 1:3 Japanese styled gardens with their gentle curves, green mosses, varying sounds of water, entice me to …

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“To those who have hunger, give bread; to those who have bread, give a hunger for justice. Amen.”  – Latin American Table Blessing Over 28 years ago, the SOUPer Bowl of Caring began with this prayer: “Lord, even as we …

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I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.  – Philippians 1:6 At Reformation we are blessed to be part of a vital, …

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By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” …

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“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1 My family has a Thanksgiving tradition – and perhaps your family has a similar one. Before our Thanksgiving dinner, we go around the table …

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500 Years! There are not many times in life that we get the opportunity to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of anything. Yet here we are, on the threshold of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which began on October …

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You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in …

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