Pastor’s Message: July 30, 2021

Pastor’s Message: July 30, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. SUE BENNETCH:A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING It’s hard to believe that August is upon us. I do not know about you, but it seems the summer has sped by. A friend of mine sent a picture to me and on it was a red leaf, with the caption: is Fall really...
Pastor’s Message: July 23, 2021

Pastor’s Message: July 23, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. LINDSEY ALTVATER CLIFTON:Easing into God’s abiding presence Dear ones, The texts and Good Word for Sunday point us toward Enough: as in there is enough, God is enough. It is an invitation to a shift from scarcity to abundance, a shift from the...
Pastor’s Message: July 16, 2021

Pastor’s Message: July 16, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: LIFELONG EDUCATION IS CRUCIAL If I had kept a list of all the things that I’ve needed to know something about in the practice of ministry that I did NOT learn in seminary, it would be a pretty unusual list. There are some obvious...
Pastor’s Message: July 23, 2021

Pastor’s Message – July 9, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. LINDSEY ALTVATER CLIFTON: Where do you find peace? Dear ones, While I’m still adjusting to life here in the Lehigh Valley, my first four months here have introduced me to three of our four seasons: when I arrived in late February, it was still...
Pastor’s Message: July 2, 2021

Pastor’s Message: July 2, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: IN PERSON COMMUNION PROTOCOLS We sometimes overlook how important language and narrative is in shaping our outlook, expectations, and understandings in the world. The language we use, and the way that we use it, can have an...
Pastor’s Message: July 2, 2021

Pastor’s Message: June 25, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A TRUE AND HOLY CALLING In the United States, a typical employee stays at a job for about 4-5 years before moving on to something else, according to different research reports on the subject. Obviously, it does not always work that...