Pastor’s Weekly Letter

September 10, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – September 12, 2021

      I wonder if many people today really believe that God sees all their circumstances, their cares, and that He wants to provide for them?  So please take time to read Matthew 6:25-33 and Psalm 139.       Do you believe that as our good shepherd He is there to guard, to protect, to make provisions for, and to save us from harm?        So very often when difficult circumstances arise we rush off to help ourselves and meet our own needs.  Many run from God, Our Father, seeking to save themselves.  And in so doing we […]
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 27, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – August 29, 2021

                Most of us were learning to talk at about the same time we were learning to walk.  Now, we can do one as readily and as automatically as the other.  We have long since mastered the fine art of verbal communication.  It is a part of our daily experience that is almost as natural as breathing. But despite this fact, there are still some words that we have difficulty saying – not because they are hard to pronounce, but because they have an emotional content that is hard to handle.                 For […]
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 13, 2021

Letter From the Pastor – August 15, 2021

                Someone has said that one good way to measure the size of a person is by observing the size of the things that make him or her mad. A good question to ask ourselves is: “What makes us angry?” Think about the things that made you mad this past week. What were they? A car that cut into your lane? A rude clerk in a department store? Having to stand in line a little longer than you thought necessary? A phone call that interrupted your evening meal; and that from someone trying […]