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PNews 8/5/21

August 5, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Church that Thrives in a New Era The second of the church’s six “great ends” is “the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God.” While we rightly claim that all people are children of God, this …


A Church that Thrives in a New Era

August 5, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 5, 2021 A Church that Thrives in a New Era The acceleration of change in our world over recent decades is astonishing. Our communications, entertainment, …


PNews 7/29/21

July 29, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

I am Here Because of the Vaccine Safety. It is the most important thing the Good Shepherd provides for God’s flock. As Christians, we are called to follow our Lord in being more concerned about others than about ourselves. Can …


I am Here Because of the Vaccine

July 29, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 29, 2021 I am Here Because of the Vaccine  In last week’s letter I suggested that we might gain new appreciation for the biblical/theological word …


PNews 7/22/21

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Proclamation of the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic Proclamation of the gospel in a time of pandemic requires us to be clear about the difference between a “gospel” that promises us a haven sheltered away from our troubles and …


Proclamation of the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 22, 2021 Proclamation of the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic The first of the church’s “Great Ends” is “the proclamation of the gospel for …


PNews 7/15/21

July 15, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Essentials We have only dim ideas of what the post-pandemic church will ultimately look like. But this much we know – the church will survive and thrive only to the extent that it stays true to its essentials. Will the …


Essentials

July 15, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 15, 2021 Essentials  First principles. Foundations. Roots. We use various terms to describe things that are indispensable to our operations, our products, our projects, and …


PNews 7/8/21

July 8, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Awareness and Transformation America celebrated two federal holidays within two weeks. The Fourth of July, a holiday for almost 250 years, and Juneteenth, one just celebrated for the first time this year. Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the emancipation of the …


PNews 7/1/21

July 1, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

In Dependence Deliverance from tyranny is a central theme of salvation. But it’s not just about what we are set free from – it’s also about what we are set free to. God sets us free not to make us …


In Dependence

July 1, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 1, 2021 In Dependence Today Canadians celebrate their 1867 grant of self-governance within the British Empire, and on Sunday the United States marks its national …


PNews 6/24/21

June 24, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Working Together What are we doing to meet the challenge of working together in our current situation? If you are in ministry of any kind, you also need a weekly gathering for reading, study, and prayer with colleagues. If you …


Working Together

June 24, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 24, 2021 Working Together “We are God’s servants, working together.” (1 Corinthians 3:9) This declaration by Paul follows his discussion of how the members of …


Sufficient

June 17, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 17, 2021 Sufficient The Presbyterian liturgy for commissioning people to service includes a wonderful line of promise: “The grace bestowed on you in baptism is …


PNews 6/17/21

June 17, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Sufficient As we face the unknown territory that lies ahead post-pandemic, we may well wonder whether we have what it takes to survive. Wherever we find ourselves – resource-rich or resource-poor, expanding or diminishing capacities – we have all we …