From the Pastor (July/August 2016)

There’s and old song entitled, “Summer Time and the Living Is Easy.” That may be true some places, but doesn’t seem to fit our experience. In Rochester, we try to cram in a year’s worth of outdoor activities into a few short months. We’re busy with watching our kids...

From the Pastor (June 2016)

Matthew 22:37-3937 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.The...

From the Pastor (May 2016)

Christ is Risen! That changes everything!It’s still Easter (at least until the middle of the month when we celebrate Pentecost). We would do well to remember that especially as we mourn the deaths of those we have loved. Easter is the confirmation that death is not...

From the Pastor (April 2016)

Christ is Risen! That changes everything!On March 27, we celebrate Easter Day. In the words of N. T. Wright, “Easter day is about the wild delight of God’s creative power…we ought to shout Alleluias…we should light every candle in the building…” (p. 255, Surprised by...

From the Pastor (March 2016)

As I write this it’s snowing heavily. It’s the biggest storm we’ve had this season. It’s beautiful! I love snow because it covers all the drabness of winter with a blanket of white. It reminds me of Isaiah 1:18b which says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they...

From the Pastor (February 2016)

It seems like Christmas was just yesterday. (I still have some cookies and a few decorations to put away.) Yet, Lent is almost upon us. It comes early this year. Ash Wednesday, when we mark it’s beginning, is February 10. There will be a service at church at 7 PM.Lent...