Pastor’s Weekly Letter

October 15, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – October 17, 2021

                How do we – priests, religious, lay persons – become involved in efforts to build a human society which respects the dignity and promotes the welfare of all?  Obviously, as believers we must call attention to the moral and religious dimensions of all issues.  We must point out the demands of our Christian Faith for a just transformation of society.  We must keep the gospel values alive and well in a world that needs them desperately.                 How many of us take a stand on the side of gospel values when issues […]
October 8, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – October 10, 2021

                “In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers.”  This cry of Job must be one of the most poignant statements in the Scriptures.  Although the scholars keep telling us this is an anguished cry for help from a man in intense pain, it sounds more like a cry of despair.  After all, this is the same Job who also cried: “I give up, I am tired of living.  Leave me alone.  My life makes no sense.”  But the scholars must be right:  knowing Job, a man […]
October 1, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – October 3, 2021

                For many people, there was a time in life when we were complimented if someone guessed our age to be more than it was.  Now, we are complimented when someone thinks our age to be less than it is.  Somewhere along the way, a transition took place.  But when did it happen?  Most of us do not remember.  We only know that it did.                 Our attitude toward aging is an interesting thing.  We live in a youth-oriented culture.  Everyone seems to think the ideal age is about twenty-five.  Those who are […]
September 24, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – September 26, 2021

          Have you ever wondered why millions of people watch soap operas on television?  The answer, it seems to me, is not difficult to find.  Our real lives tend to become so dull and drab, but those people on the screen lead lives of daily intrigue and romance.  So people by the multiplied thousands sit before their televisions and escape from the world of monotonous reality into a world of exciting fantasy.           For some people, even religion can be used in somewhat the same way.  We live in a world of […]
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 […]