Tag Archives: July 2020

Saying Yes and Saying No

July 29, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 30, 2020 The world that God creates, redeems, and renews stands under a great big divine “Yes!” When God declares everything in creation as “good” …


PNews – 7/30/20

July 29, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Which Denials Underlie Our Affirmations? If we are to be Christ’s faithful followers and authentic ambassadors, we must be a people marked first and foremost by saying “Yes!” Yet beneath every “Yes” we utter lies a …


CPM News for July/August of 2020

July 28, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

CPM News for July/August of 2020 Highlights: Meet Adrien! CPM Deadlines for Appearing before CPM Ordination Exam Schedule/Reminders Enneagram Assessment Option Sermon Recording Opportunity CPM Staff Contact Information and CPM Webpage Meet Adrien – After many years of faithful service, …


PNews – 7/23/20

July 23, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Is the Familiar Gone for Good? We are all waiting for “life to go back to normal”. But what was normal doesn’t exist anymore. And we have no idea what the “normal” we’re headed for is going …


There Is No Place Like Home

July 23, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister July 23, 2020 There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. These iconic words from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz …


Downloadable Worship Resources

July 21, 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 …


COVID-19 Resources

July 21, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

With the landscape of COVID-19 changing quickly it is recommended that the switch to in person gatherings be postponed, so many churches are continuing to offer virtual worship options.  As a reminder, we have resources to assist in the creation …


PNews – 07/16/2020

July 16, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Has God Forsaken Us? “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of evil,” gets asked anew wherever trauma occurs. It presses hard …


Where is God in This Picture?

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 16, 2020   “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of …


PNews – 07/09/2020

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Are We Compassion Fatigued? It is oh, so easy to succumb to weariness when doing the right thing – especially when it’s something we’d rather not be doing or might be uncomfortable for us. Like wearing masks or in our quest …


In Praise of Persistence

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give …


Legality, Polity, and COVID-19

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The presbytery staff have been answering many questions from ministers and clerks of session about how to adapt to being church during the stay at home order necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis.  Each situation is different, and the presbytery staff …


Liberty and Justice for All

July 2, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 I became a U.S. citizen in 1995, twenty years after getting my “Green Card” that allowed me, a Canadian, to live and work …