Doesn't This Sound Familiar?
Devotional by Anne Remington Our speaker said he believes in one god. He believes in the power of prayer. There are certain rituals in his religion but more important'y, he believes in action — that is, helping the poor, feeding the hungry, giving comfort to the oppressed... His religion has a sacred text that has been passed down through the centuries. In the beginning it was passed down orally. There are different interpretations as to the meaning of some words. His religio
Pause for Prayer
Will there ever be a time, dear God, when we won’t feel a desperate need to pray for peace? Why, we cry, must some people in power decide they want what others have and send their people to take it? There is death and destruction on all sides. God, we pray for people who go to sleep without knowing if they will wake up in the morning. We pray for people who are no longer safe when at work, when out shopping for food, or even in their own homes. We pray for soldiers, aggr
Through a special Children's Sabbath offering last fall, our church raised $5000 to buy a "farm" through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. In addition to the support for a community in need, the congregation got to witness staff members kiss a cow! https://presbyteriangifts.pcusa.org/
Pause for Prayer
Father, Easter is only a few days away and some of us are losing focus. Try as we might, we can’t seem to stop thinking of work responsibilities, school and extra-curricular activities, family obligations, and how we are going to make everything work. Of course, these things are important. We can’t just ignore them. But, Lord, we need to concentrate on those days that began with Jesus spending His last hours with His disciples and ended with the discovery of the empty tom
I hope I have hope People will be kinder People will love more People will share with others I hope But the news is full Of happenings that Cause me to hope - less People take out frustration And anger on people they Don't know -- they shoot a gun, drive a car into a crowd People smash windows And doors to steal Whatever they can carry And I hope - less and less What can help me hope - more A group of young people Shovel the driveways of Senior citizens after a Snowstorm -- I