Pastor’s Pen

Dr. Janet Schwengber


Children’s Day

June 9th, 2024--Children's Day with a play in Social Room after church; Bring a dish to pass & table ware.

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I have a small sunroom in the back of my house where I often sit and watch the birds at the feeder. I watch them as they quibble and fight over the seeds in the feeder, some birds chasing other birds away (I assume the dominant ones win). I fill the feeder almost every day so there is always enough. I was thinking how much that reminds me of us. We are able to be fed with abundant choices and amounts in our grocery stores. But yet, there are some who cannot come to the total banquet because of...

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By the time we reach the end of January all the celebrations are over: Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Kwanza, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany. It is now time to work on our New Year’s resolutions and get on with our daily life and get back to our routine. Now, what do we do for the next eleven months of 2024? In Matthew’s Gospel we hear the words “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” There are many people who are troubled and lost. Many who are doing without...

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Elijah, a prophet who operated in the northern kingdom of Israel in the ninth century BCE, is one of the most mysterious figures of scripture. He was among the few survivors of a general persecution of prophets initiated by King Ahab and his wife Jezebel after they had introduced worship of the Canaanite god Baal. Dressing in rough camel hair and fed by ravens, Elijah survived in the desert. Eventually God compelled him to confront the king with a test of power over Baal by bringing fire to...

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