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Giving Thanks – A True Win-Win

November 25, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, November 25, 2021 Giving Thanks – A True Win-Win  In his book Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey, A. J. Jacobs chronicles his year of seeking …


PNews 11/18/21

November 18, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Table Manners For Christians, participation in the Lord’s Table is an essential feature of an authentic church, something underscored by our Book of Order (F-1.0303). Whether in worship or at mealtime, we need to break bread together. The Lord’s Table …


Table Manners

November 18, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, November 18, 2021 Table Manners I remember well “table manners” being drilled into my young self. We studied “etiquette” in elementary school. How quaint, how antiquated! …


PNews 11/11/21

November 11, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Waters of Welcome Jesus’ final words to his disciples in Matthew are water words: Go and baptize! We baptize because Jesus told us to. But there’s more. Can Jesus’ diverse interactions with water disclose many other essential things for an …


Waters of Welcome

November 11, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, November 11, 2021 Waters of Welcome Water is often present in Jesus’ ministry. When we say that administering the sacraments rightly is an essential “note” of …


For All the Saints

November 4, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, November 4, 2021 For All the Saints Each year at our September meeting, our presbytery celebrates the saints of our number who have been promoted to …


PNews 11/4/21

November 4, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

For All the Saints Christians trust that death is no more the final word in our story than it was in Jesus’ story. This is why, in our Book of Common Worship, the funeral is called a service of “Witness …


PNews 10/28/21

October 28, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Created, Seen, Loved Loving your neighbor as yourself is not an easy task for any of us. There is a lot of division in the world today. But we should hold nothing above the love of God and the love …


Lenses

October 21, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, October 21, 2021 Lenses I wear vision lenses. They change my perception of the world. Wrong lenses would distort it, but the right ones clarify it. …


PNews 10/21/21

October 21, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Lenses Where we get our news determines and reinforces many of our political and cultural views. Our media lenses shape our values and our choices of conversation partners more than our scriptural lenses. This raises the basic question of which …