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Weekly Newsletter – “PNews”

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Communications from the General Minister

This “Sheldon Shares” page is collection of recent letters and special communications from the General Minister of Pittsburgh Presbytery, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge.


PNews – 10/22/20

October 22, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Loyal to the Emperor or to God? In Matthew 22:15-22, Jesus’ opponents try to corner him by asking if taxes should be paid to the Emperor. This question is something we still struggle with.  Do our …


Honoring the Image

October 22, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, October 22, 2020 My father passed away last Friday, October 16. His obituary is published at https://www.musmannofh.com/listings. Rather than trying to prepare a new weekly article …


PNews – 10/15/20

October 15, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery The United or the Divided States? The essential mark of love is that we do not abandon. When we love each other, we commit to staying the course together. Anything and anyone that seeks to divide …


On Earth as in Heaven?

October 15, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, October 15, 2020 “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) It is the bedrock of God’s self-revelation to Moses. (Exodus 34:6-8) It is the core message of …


PNews – 10/8/20

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What Now? In this week’s meditation, Seven Months In – The Church’s Response Today to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge collaborates with Rev. Carol Divens Roth and Elder Mark Roth to reflect on …


Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 6: Kneeling During the National Anthem (September 2020) Now that got your attention…Colin Kaepernick in 2016 knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. …


Seven Months In – The Church’s Response Today to the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, October 8, 2020 Last weekend brought the COVID-19 pandemic into new limelight, as the President became ill with COVID, and many in his inner circle were …


West Branch Gatherings – Register Now for the Next Meeting

October 7, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, Branch News

November 12  6:30 – 8:00 PM on Zoom In the aftermath of Election Day we will consider how we can practice what we preach about graceful speech, and acknowledge all the emotions that arise when there are political winners and …


Downloadable Worship Resources

October 6, 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 …


Litany for Reformation Sunday – in response to the COVID pandemic

October 5, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

Litany for Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2020 (This is also available HERE as a Word document for printing). This litany is based on the resolution adopted by the 224th General Assembly: On Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The resolution calls …