Pastor’s Weekly Letter

July 1, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – July 3, 2022

          In NY Harbor there stands a famous statue, the Statue of Liberty.  In her one hand, Lady Liberty is holding a tablet bearing the date July 4, 1776.  In her other hand, she is holding aloft a torch, symbolizing liberty enlightening the world.  In the harbor, the Statue of Liberty stands right next to Ellis Island, our nation’s largest immigration station for many years.  Millions of immigrants made the long sea voyage from Europe in those days and came through Ellis Island.  They came seeking freedom.  They came seeking better days.  And so for those […]
June 24, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – June 26, 2022

          Two thousand years ago, Jesus came to the village of Bethlehem.  He was born there.  But for most of the people in Bethlehem that night, it was as if He did not come at all.  They missed it.  He also came to the village of Nazareth.  That was His hometown.  He lived there most of His life.   But for the majority of the people of Nazareth, it was as if He did not come at all.  They too missed it.            This same situation was repeated over and over again throughout […]
June 17, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – June 19, 2022

               How long has it been since you attended a formal banquet?  For some it’s possibly been a long time.  Maybe it even goes back to high school and the senior prom.  However long it’s been, I suppose there are certain things about the occasion that you still remember – the person with whom you attended, the dress or suit that you wore, the flowers that you kept and may even still have, pressed between the pages of a book.                 I hope everyone has at least one memory like that.  For one thing, […]
June 10, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – June 12, 2022

          For many centuries, people believed that the earth was the center of the universe and that the sun revolved around it. Then here came along a Polish astronomer named Copernicus, who held on to a different theory. He believed that the sun was the center of our solar system, and that the earth and all other planets within the system were revolving around the sun. Almost no one agreed with him. His theory was so unpopular and revolutionary that he was afraid to release it. But shortly before his death in the sixteenth century, he […]
June 3, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – June 5, 2022

          There are several ways of thinking about and looking at Christianity.  We can see it as an ecclesiastical structure, with two thousand years of history behind it and millions of members belonging to it.  We can think of it as a theological system that holds to certain basic ideas about God and about life.  We can look upon it as a moral and ethical standard that calls for the highest kind of conduct that the world has ever known.            All of these are valid views of Christianity; but in its […]