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Downloadable Worship Resources

July 21, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

To assist congregations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the staff of Pittsburgh Presbytery will be providing downloadable worship components, usually in the form of sermons, for use by our congregations.   Please note that the resources below are most appropriate for …


COVID-19 Resources

July 21, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

With the landscape of COVID-19 changing quickly it is recommended that the switch to in person gatherings be postponed, so many churches are continuing to offer virtual worship options.  As a reminder, we have resources to assist in the creation …


PNews – 07/16/2020

July 16, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Has God Forsaken Us? “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of evil,” gets asked anew wherever trauma occurs. It presses hard …


Where is God in This Picture?

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 16, 2020   “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of …


PNews – 07/09/2020

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Are We Compassion Fatigued? It is oh, so easy to succumb to weariness when doing the right thing – especially when it’s something we’d rather not be doing or might be uncomfortable for us. Like wearing masks or in our quest …


In Praise of Persistence

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give …


COVID – 19 Updates

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The Pittsburgh Presbytery office is continuing to work through a phased re-opening.   During the first phase the staff will be in the office on Tuesdays and will continue working remotely the remainder of the week.  Although the staff will be …


Legality, Polity, and COVID-19

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The presbytery staff have been answering many questions from ministers and clerks of session about how to adapt to being church during the stay at home order necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis.  Each situation is different, and the presbytery staff …


Liberty and Justice for All

July 2, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 I became a U.S. citizen in 1995, twenty years after getting my “Green Card” that allowed me, a Canadian, to live and work …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Four

June 28, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Sunday, June 28, 2020 The final day of the 224th General Assembly, June 27, began with the election and installation of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson …