September 2021 | Vol 413

Letter from the Church Council Over the past few months, our Tuesday Bible study group has been re-reading Paul’s letter to the Romans. It is so full of gems to guide us in the Christian walk. Here is one: Romans 15:1,2: Now we who are strong ought to bear the...

August 2021 | Vol 412

Letter from the Church Council Isaiah 43: 1-2 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Our community has felt pain and loss this past month, through illness and death; and all...

July 2021 | Vol 411

Letter from the Church Council  I led a worship service in June, and as always when leading, I like to take an active part in choosing the hymns, so that I can fit them into the flow of our worship time together. I look at websites which give charts of which hymns are...

June 2021 | Vol 410

Letter from the Church Council   What holds us together? On Pentecost Sunday in May, our preacher Cynthia Holder Rich spoke of that event described by Paul in Acts 2 when the gathered disciples of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit; and when the Jews of every...

May 2021 | Vol 409

Letter from the church council   I grew up in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, where every day at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. the bells of the church would ring for “the Angelus.” Everyone, no matter what they were doing, would stop, and pray the set of...

April 2021 | Vol 408

Letter from the church council Over the period of Lent which ends during the first week of April, we have been reading and meditating on Jesus’ life and ministry on earth. Among the teachings which we have read, which of Jesus’ sermons or stories is your favorite? I...