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Sufficient

June 17, 2021 | Posted in Letters from 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 …


West Branch August Picnic Meeting – August 26, 2021

June 14, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Hold the Date for the West Branch Gathering WHEN  Thursday, August 26, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. WHERE  Crafton Park, 117 W. Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15205 WHO All Ruling Elders, Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders, Church Staff, Inquirers & …


A New Emergence

June 10, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 10, 2021 A New Emergence I grow petunias. Or I should better say, God grows petunias in my flowerpots. For years I transplanted seedlings I …


PNews 6/10/21

June 10, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A New Emergence We are in a season of a new emergence for the church following our pandemic shutdown. We don’t know what the new crop will look like or even when its shoots will fully emerge, but we can …


PNews 6/3/2021

June 3, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Ordinary Times? Our liturgical calendar says we are beginning “Ordinary Time,” but how can anyone consider this upcoming season “ordinary” in 2021? Yet perhaps the best way for us forward at this time is to focus on the ordinary. Especially …


Ordinary Times?

June 3, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 3, 2021 Ordinary Times? This week the liturgical calendar begins marking “Ordinary Time” following Eastertide and the Festivals of Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity. The season …


The Trinity – A Most Practical Doctrine

May 27, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 27, 2021 On the first Trinity Sunday in my new call, I dutifully took a stab at preaching on the mystery of the Trinity, after …


PNews 5/27/2021

May 27, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Are We Truly a Trinitarian Church? Perhaps the best way to approach Trinity is not as an idea, but as a description of how God lives and moves. And as such, it offers a model for …


PNews – 05/20/21

May 20, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What Matters More – Being Together, or Being in Agreement? When Jesus left his disciples at his ascension, he gave them one assignment: Wait together in Jerusalem. The outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost came when …