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With All the Saints

November 7, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister November 7, 2019 Last weekend the Presbyterian Association of Musicians hosted a workshop on the newly revised Book of Common Worship, led by its editor, David Gambrell. …


What Is a Mistake Anyway?

October 31, 2019 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister October 31, 2019 I still remember, as plain as day, the first time I got something wrong in Kindergarten.  I don’t remember the exact assignment, but whatever it …


Possibility Posturing

October 21, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister October 21, 2019   I write this from the annual meeting of Mid Council leaders, where we have enjoyed much provocative discussion about new possibilities for being …


Love Incognito?

October 17, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister October 17, 2019   For followers of Jesus, some forms of love require that they be exercised incognito. Alas, we often seek to make obvious our forms …


Of Immigrants and Pilgrims

October 10, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister October 10, 2019   The story of God’s people in Scripture is marked by repeated emigrations and immigrations. The great father of faith, Abraham, migrated far from …


Politics & Passion

October 3, 2019 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Elder Ralph Lowe Director of Justice Ministries October 3, 2019 I wanted the feeling of political awareness. The energy and passion you felt when you read the heading fresh on your mind through this …


Goodness and Fidelity

September 26, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister September 26, 2019 Nothing could be more rewarding than hearing our Lord’s “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:14-30) Good servants are “good” in two major …


How We Gather

September 19, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister September 19, 2019   Today we meet as a presbytery, our annual pilgrimage to the beautiful Crestfield Camp and Conference Center near Slippery Rock. We have settled …


Why Have Presbytery Meetings?

September 12, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister September 12, 2019   Our presbytery meets next week, at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, at 10:00 a.m. on September 19. Why should anyone bother to drive …


Renewing Disciple-Making

September 5, 2019 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister September 5, 2019 It was the summer of ’93 and the beginning of a new pastoral call, when someone approached me about plans for the upcoming Rally …