Monthly Archives: April 2017

When I was a boy, my mother would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. “I don’t know, Mom,” I’d say. “I’m only eight years old.” “Someday,” she would reply, “you’ll have a burning desire to do something; and then you’ll know.” I grew up, went […]

Doing a Slow Burn

On April 30th we will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, immediately following the morning Worship Service. The primary topic of conversation will follow up on the Panel Discussion concerning refugee replacement, Interfaith Works current program needs, and how this congregation might participate […]

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

A few years ago, after an Easter worship service such as this, a parishioner of mine told me a joke and graciously suggested that if I found the right place to plug it in I was welcome to use it; if, that is, I thought it was appropriate. The thing […]

Sermon: Hanging Onto Easter

I love Palm Sunday. This special celebration brings back so many fond memories growing up at Grace Presbyterian Church; with all the children marching into the sanctuary to the hymn “All Glory, Laud and Honor,” waving our palm branches and shouting with the congregation, “Hosanna!” as we went. I remember […]


There is an old tale about the time – many, many centuries ago – when the Pope decided that a synagogue the Jews were using in Rome really belonged to the Vatican. So he told them to move. Rightly, there was an uproar from the members of the synagogue. So, […]

Sermon: Burying the Lead