97, 98, 99!

Dear Church, The Psalmist declares in Psalm 90, “The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” I thought about that sliver of Scripture when....

Echoing Prayers

Dear Church, For the past few months a group of friends from a nearby group home for folks with physical and mental disabilities have been worshiping with us. Most of the time they walk from a group home a few blocks north of the church. There are about five or six...

Not Complete But Contemplating

Dear Church, On a green picnic table just north of the hardware store along the Memorial Day Parade route sat Les and Shirley VanDeursen. The picnic table had a sign on it reading “Reserved.” That’s about as much attention to his service Les has probably....

Prayer For General Synod

Dear Church, In addition to being Pentecost Sunday as well as a Communion Sunday this past Sunday was also “Day of Prayer for General Synod” Sunday within the Reformed Church in America. The General Synod, our denomination’s highest....

Remembering & Honoring

Dear Church, On a green picnic table just north of the hardware store along the Memorial Day Parade route sat Les and Shirley VanDeursen. The picnic table had a sign on it reading “Reserved.” That’s about as much attention to his service Les has probably....