Tag Archives: December 2021

PNews 12/16/21

December 16, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

The Mercy of Waiting Every year Advent invites us yet again to reflect on waiting. Waiting goes against the grain of human appetites and expectations. Advent focuses on our waiting on Jesus, but might it not also inform how we …


The Mercy of Waiting

December 16, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, December 16, 2021 The Mercy of Waiting Every year Advent invites us yet again to reflect on waiting. Waiting goes against the grain of human appetites …


Gathering in Person – Cause for Celebration or Alarm?

December 9, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, December 9, 2021 Gathering in Person – Cause for Celebration or Alarm?[i] December’s presbytery meeting at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church is our first time to gather …


PNews 12/9/21

December 9, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Gathering in Person – Cause for Celebration or Alarm? Giving each other the benefit of the doubt is not only a neighborly thing to do – it marks us as disciples of Jesus, who demands that we do to others …


Getting Out of the Way

December 2, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, December 2, 2021 Getting Out of the Way  In my Pentecostal youth I heard preachers urge, “Let go and let God.” It was meant to motivate …


PNews 12/2/21

December 2, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Getting Out of the Way Advent is not merely passively waiting for the Lord’s coming, but actively doing what we can to “prepare him room,” as Isaac Watts so memorably put it in “Joy to the World.” We prepare room …