Reflections

He is Risen!

Reflections

He is Risen! Halleluiah! Halleluiah indeed. Jesus has risen, however, on that Sunday morning all those years ago, no one knew. A group of women were on their way to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body, to pay their respects to him. What were the women doing as they walked along together? Did they talk about Jesus; what he had […]

With All Your Heart: Making a New Thing


We have been involved in a Lenten sermon series in our church entitled “With All Your Heart,” and in this session we come to the idea of “Making a New Thing.” As we see in our reading from Isaiah, the pathway we are travelling on is now being made open to allow room for revision. Note what the Lord says […]

Reflections

Where have all the Christians gone, long time passing?

Well here we are in April, spring is just starting to show its beauty. Easter is approaching in a little over a week. It is time once again for the clergy and the faithful to find a way to attract those who show up for their annual pilgrimage to Church on Easter Sunday, to come back on a regular basis. […]

Casting of stones


We are now approaching the fifth Sunday of Lent, drawing closer towards the end of the Lenten season. On that Sunday we hear in our Gospel of a woman caught in the act of adultery. She is brought by the Scribes and Pharisees into the Temple area before Jesus and a very angry mob. Those gathered felt justified that she […]

Jews and Christians to share Seder meal


The season of Lent is one that calls Christians to reflect upon how we live out our faith in Christ. It begins with Ash Wednesday and culminates with Easter Sunday. Because it coincides with the beginning of spring (some years more than others), it is easy to equate it with overall renewal, and the fresh start that spring typically inspires. […]

These are the times that try men’s souls.


Every day, in every year, incidents happen that cause people to question the need for, or the wisdom of having faith in God. We lose something precious; someone we love takes sick or dies; a community tragedy occurs; a gunman lets loose killing dozens of innocent people, often in their places of worship…. These, and other occurrences like them present […]

No time for God


I can remember from my childhood, on a Sunday mornings, my Dad comfortably seated in his recliner and calling to all of us children, to get to church. Although he was too tired from working late the night before to attend church, he instilled in us the importance of taking time to worship in a communal setting. Yes, there were […]

Holy, Chosen, Royal, Special


But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10 I […]

Introspection. Gratitude. Humility. By Joan Lawrence-Bauer

In a world full of “busy” that keeps us moving faster than is sometimes comfortable, taking time for introspection can be challenging. It’s so easy to get caught up in the moment; in what we want instead of who we are. We look at where we’re going and what we’re trying to achieve without looking back to see where we […]

Newsmakers

NYS Senator James Seward

SENATOR SEEKS VETERANS – Senator James Seward has put out a call for nominations of area veterans to be considered for possible induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Anyone knowing of a veteran worthy of such honor can make a nomination. See story on page 3A.


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