Worship, October 28, 2018

Worship, October 21, 2018

Little League, Church, and Change

The corner of home plate and first base on a small baseball field in a park, a car diving on a road behind

Last fall, I had a going away lunch with Rev. Ann Zimmerman from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Herkimer. Ann was one of the first ministers I met in 2005, and we always enjoyed a good working relationship. As one of the longest tenured ministers in the community, I asked about her thoughts on the …

Trying Seasons, the Resurrection and Relying on God

A Pauline Easter

Detail from Jean Fouquet's traditional painting of the Damascus road

To the very end of her earthly life, my grandmother loved to read the Bible and did so each night before going to bed. When she was a young girl, her Sunday School teacher said it was the uncommon Christian who read Scripture every day. Her favorite books included Acts (written by Luke) and several …

The Importance of Truth in Today’s World

three teenage girls, two of them socializing in the background, one of them glancing downward in the foreground

Last month while scanning The New York Times online, I ran across this headline and subtitle—“Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good. Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted…” by Alex Stone. While the headline initially piqued my interest, I didn’t have the time to read the story, so I …

Hope in a Turbulent and Upside Down World

Ornaments lying in the snow fallen from an outdoor Christmas tree

While on vacation last week, I picked up my Bible and began reading Matthew. The first 17 verses of Chapter 1 give the genealogy of “Jesus Christ the Son of David, the Son of Abraham…” Going through the names and recounting just some of the stories associated with those listed is quite a journey. To …

Relying on the Living…

A stone statue of a cross wrapped by a large link chain, the chain broken across the front of the cross, foliage in the background

Typically, in November during worship and in the newsletter, we talk about stewardship and giving. Over the years, I feel we’ve talked an awful lot about finances – and I don’t necessarily mean “awful”! It’s a good thing to talk about and is a sign of spiritual maturity. Jesus devoted more time and energy teaching …

Harvest Dinner & Bazaar

A dinner plate with silverware bound by a ring on top of a brown cloth napkin, autumnal leaves arranged beneath the rim of the plate on the wooden tabletop surface

The yearly event long known in the community as the Smorgasbord will be held on Saturday, November 4th. This year, Mohawk Reformed Church’s community feast is called the Harvest Dinner, and its menu will feature items from local farms. The dinner will be served continuously from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00. Concurrent with the dinner, the …