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....

To Call Out From

Dear Church, I visited Alice Kats in the hospital on Monday. I walked into E417-1 at Ingalls Hospital to find Alice sitting up in a chair with a frustrated look on her face. “I did it again,” she said. Ninety year old Alice had fallen again and now this time had a...

Eye On The Ball

Dear Church, This past February I signed Willem up for tee-ball. At the end of the online form, I clicked the box “Would be willing to coach.” Fast-forward three months and now I’m running practices for the entire league. No kudos to me, it’s just...

Sitting Close

Dear Church, Last Sunday nearly fifty of our seniors were treated to a Glenwood Oaks lunch courtesy of our Care Deacons. Pastor Corey and I thought it would be a great time to bring back the old “Senior’s Dinner” when deacons would host our seniors for a time of...