Anna Caruso

September 17, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – September 19, 2021

In Colossians 3:16-17, we’re told: “Let the word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you.  In wisdom made perfect, instruct and admonish one another.  Sing gratefully to God from your hearts in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs.  Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord, Jesus.” The gift of speech is to be used to praise and worship God.  It is to be used to create joy and laughter and song.  It is meant to persuade us in those things that are for our good and God’s glory.  It […]
September 3, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – September 5, 2021

Several years ago, a plane crashed at National Airport in Washington D.C.   While taking off during a snow storm, it lost altitude, bounced off a bridge and fell into the river.  In the aftermath of the tragedy, a helicopter was used to lift survivors from the icy water.  The rescue effort produced a number of heroes. One of the most memorable was a man in the water.  When the helicopter came for him, he waved it on to another survivor.  He did this, not once, but several times.  And when the helicopter came back the last time, it was too […]
August 20, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – August 22, 2021

For six days a week – Monday through Saturday – we live our lives in a highly competitive world.  Nations compete for power.  Politicians – as we have seen recently – compete for votes.  Business competes for customers.  Workers compete for jobs and promotions.  Athletes – like the Mets and the Yankees – compete for victories.  All of us, it seems, are competing with someone for something that both of us want but only one of us can have.  That is how most of us live six days a week.  Then on Sunday we come to church at Annunciation-Our Lady […]
August 5, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – August 8, 2021

                 If you were asked to sum up your life to this moment in one brief statement of twenty-five words or less, how would you do it?  What would you say?                 Think about that for a moment.  You have been living now for fifteen years, fifty years, or however long it’s been.  Those years have contained a combination of good and bad, success and failure, fulfillment and disappointment.  Now you want to summarize them in one brief statement.  How would you go about doing that?                 Admittedly, it would not be easy […]
July 30, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – August 1, 2021

You and I are living in a forward-looking time.  Adventure and progress are the themes of the day.  Individuals and groups are breaking out of old forms and moving ahead into what they hope will be a bright new day. Though we are sometimes frightened by this rapid change, we dare not sit in total condemnation of it.  A lot of things needed to be changed for a long time.  But in days such as these, we should also recognize that there is a danger of throwing overboard some valuable cargo that ought to be kept.  So, in the midst […]