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Blessings and Woes

Blessings and Woes Worship this Weekend:6 Epiphany  Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 Read these texts in the NRSV or CEB Grace and peace to you from God, the creator, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This week, Jesus is surrounded by folks who are yearning for his message and his …

When is Good News not Good News?

Beloved… Blessed Saturday to you all. We continue where we left off last week in worship – Jesus declares he’s the Good News and his hometown says, “say what?” Here is all you need to know for the week…The Voice See you in church or online. In peace, PT

Living Word in the Real World

Beloved… Ever wonder how radical the Word can be?  How about announcing that the Word is human in front of all your friends and family? Yep – this week we look into Luke 4:14-21…what implications does Jesus’ proclamation have for us, as the body of Christ? Here is the link …

New…

Beloved… It’s a new year, we’re in a new liturgical season, there’s new life in our congregation, new church management software (which is actually moving forward on schedule)…just NEW. New isn’t always a good word in churches…new means change. Change can be scary. Without new and change, we don’t grow …

Christmas Continues

The lead up to December 24 & 25 is just the beginning of the Christmas season in the church (seriously).  What starts with the birth continues through January 5 – the twelfth day. Through this past week, we’ve remembered disciples of the church and the execution of young children as …

Emergency Help Needed

Beloved of SOTH: I’ve copied a message from Family Promise of Sussex County.  They are starting an emergency shelter program for the winter and need your help.  Please read through the information and respond directly to Colleen Duffy at First Presbyterian in Newton (her contact info is below) if you …

Walking in THE LIGHT

Walking in THE Light This year, as we are walk through our Advent journey, we walk toward the light that is God.  Last week we focused on dark – more specifically what kind of darkness and then how do we know that it won’t always be dark.  This week – …

A post!

Hello Beloved. Yes, it’s been a while since I posted even a link.  November began with the homegoing of Rosalie Gietz, a much needed pastor vacation, and then thanksgiving.  My head has almost stopped spinning. So here’s the link to this week’s email. Of note – Don’t forget that December …

Teach By Example

A final lesson in our series “The Gospel of Mr. Rogers”.  And all the news that’s to share…at that link. Weekly Voice Thanks for visiting.  See you soon, neighbor!

Kindness Matters

Beloved! Here’s the link for this week’s email. And don’t forget – it’s Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.  12 PM in the church! Worship at 8, 10:15 & 6 PM In peace, Pastor Tina