Anna Caruso

April 30, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – May 2, 2021

There is a well-known proverb which says, “It’s not the gift but the thought that counts.”  And the truth of that saying is easy to document and difficult to dispute.  Look at your own experience.  I dare say the most cherished gifts you have received have not necessarily been the most expensive. One man told a typical story about an old pocket watch which he kept in a glass case on his desk.  The watch had no practical usefulness.  It had long since stopped keeping time, and it had almost no monetary value. But the man also indicated that it […]
April 16, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – April 18, 2021

There is a verse in Psalms which says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.”  What that means is that we do not own anything.  It is only ours to use for a little while.  Ultimately, everything in this world belongs to God.  Deep in our hearts, we all recognize the truth of that.  Yet somehow, we tend to live our lives on a different basis.  We act as if these earthly possessions were ours forever.  We commit our time and energy to their accumulation.  We cling to them as if […]
April 9, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – April 11, 2021

Some people ask why is prayer necessary at all?  God knows what we need; why tell Him?  He wants the best for every one of us; why should we request anything?  Well, there are some things that God cannot give us.  We must keep in mind that Christian prayer does not mean persuading God to give us what we want.  That is pagan prayer.  Christian prayer means putting ourselves in the position where God can give us what He wants us to have.  Giving, in this sense, is not a simple, one-sided matter.  It is a dual transaction in which […]
March 19, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – March 21, 2021

 From the human point of view God does the most unlikely things.  Who would have expected Him to visit the earth, but He did.  Who would have expected Him to be born in a stable, but He did.  Who would have expected Him to die on a cross, but He did.  And when He decided to find a leader for His Church, who would have expected Him to choose Peter, but He did. This goes to show that God’s ways are not our ways.  This is especially so in His choice of leaders.  Take the case of Moses for instance:  […]
March 12, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – March 14, 2021

                One of the most heated debates these days concerns the use of the death penalty.  One side is for it; the other side is against it.  One says it is moral; the other says it is immoral.  One says it serves as an effective deterrent to crime; the other says it does not.  And even among those who favor its use, there are areas of discussion and disagreement.  To what crimes should it apply?  What should be the age limit?  What method should be used?                 The debate goes on.  The questions […]