Letter from the Pastor

February 4, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – February 6, 2022

          Do you remember, from your childhood days, the neighborhood football game when everyone wanted to play quarterback?  Sometimes you’d stand around and argue and take forever getting started. Usually the way it was resolved was that the one who owned the ball got to call the plays. But finally, everyone had to agree to play a different position, otherwise you could not even have a game.           Then, if you stayed with the sport and gave yourself a little time to grow up, you discovered that it can be just as […]
January 28, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – January 30, 2022

          One of the marks of a learned person is that he knows he doesn’t know very much.  Isaac Newton was that kind of a person.  He was one of the major scientific minds of the last 300 years, and yet he once described himself as a small child on the seashore, picking up a few pebbles, all the while surrounded by a vast ocean of the unknown.  Albert Einstein was like that, also.  In our modern world, his name is a symbol of genius; and yet he said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience […]
January 21, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – January 23, 2022

               As we know, modern technology has enabled us to take wonderful photos of the human fetus living within his or her mother’s womb.  This is a great help to doctors in their care for the pre-born child.  However, it can also provide some with efficient means to invade this most sacred place – the very womb of a mother – and kill its helpless human inhabitant.                 I’m sure all of us recoil in horror when we read or view on TV the holocausts that have been engineered by modern totalitarian governments.  The […]
January 14, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – January 16, 2022

               A newspaper cartoon pictured a large library with shelf after shelf of books.  In the midst of the picture was a man seated at a table, looking at himself in a mirror; and the caption underneath read: “The little thing that puzzles him.”  The cartoonist was suggesting that for all of our multiplied knowledge, as symbolized by an endless collection of books, the thing we still know least about is ourselves.                 Support for this suggestion can be found in the chronological development of the great sciences.  The first was astronomy.  Then came […]
January 7, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – January 9, 2022

We live in a world where things move along with a certain regularity.  Night follows day, and day follows night.  The seasons unfold at about the same pace year after year.  Spring, summer, fall and winter are as predictable as the cycles of the sun.  In the midst of all that steadiness, it is easy to become prisoners of the routine and forget just how wonderful life really is. Thornton Wilder wrote a play about that which he called “Our Town.”  It is the story about Emily who lived in Grover’s Corners until she dies in her early twenties.  Then […]