Tag Archives: PNews

PNews 9/23/21

September 23, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Where are the Kids? In this week’s digital letter, Rev. Brian Wallace (Associate Minister) reflects on the question of why we’re not seeing kids and their families coming back to church. read more >>> Session Minutes Reading Registration is Open! …


PNews 9/16/21

September 16, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A War with no End? Will our battle against Covid ever end? It is a war we did not choose, yet whose consequences we cannot avoid. Yet while God does not promise to give us relief from our struggles, God …


PNews 9/9/21

September 9, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Becoming What We Are Are we ready to be who we truly are, as the church of Jesus Christ? In a time of pandemic, the world needs that from us more than ever. May we rise to the challenge, for …


PNews 9-2-21

September 2, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Going Public Everything about the church is meant for public witness and benefit, to the glory of God. The church exists not for its own sake, but for the sake of the world for which its Lord died. If it …


PNews 8/26/21

August 27, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Surging New Wave As long as we think of our COVID response in terms of each person’s individual choice (Mask or not? Vaccinate or not?), we miss being the kind of church we are called to be – a …


PNews 8/19/21

August 19, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Preserving Truthfulness Truth, as the Bible teaches it, is found not in conspiracy theories, but in broad daylight. Jesus is the light of the world, not its shadow-master. Can we preserve truthfulness that is teachable and open, as we are …


PNews 8/12/21

August 12, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Evolution of Worship Maintenance of divine worship in and beyond the pandemic will require us to evolve new ways of being with each other as we seek together to honor God. The great pandemic challenge for worship is not just, …


PNews 8/5/21

August 5, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Church that Thrives in a New Era The second of the church’s six “great ends” is “the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God.” While we rightly claim that all people are children of God, this …


PNews 7/29/21

July 29, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

I am Here Because of the Vaccine Safety. It is the most important thing the Good Shepherd provides for God’s flock. As Christians, we are called to follow our Lord in being more concerned about others than about ourselves. Can …


PNews 7/22/21

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Proclamation of the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic Proclamation of the gospel in a time of pandemic requires us to be clear about the difference between a “gospel” that promises us a haven sheltered away from our troubles and …


PNews 7/15/21

July 15, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Essentials We have only dim ideas of what the post-pandemic church will ultimately look like. But this much we know – the church will survive and thrive only to the extent that it stays true to its essentials. Will the …


PNews 7/8/21

July 8, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Awareness and Transformation America celebrated two federal holidays within two weeks. The Fourth of July, a holiday for almost 250 years, and Juneteenth, one just celebrated for the first time this year. Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the emancipation of the …


PNews 7/1/21

July 1, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

In Dependence Deliverance from tyranny is a central theme of salvation. But it’s not just about what we are set free from – it’s also about what we are set free to. God sets us free not to make us …


PNews 6/24/21

June 24, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Working Together What are we doing to meet the challenge of working together in our current situation? If you are in ministry of any kind, you also need a weekly gathering for reading, study, and prayer with colleagues. If you …


A New Emergence

June 10, 2021 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 10, 2021 A New Emergence I grow petunias. Or I should better say, God grows petunias in my flowerpots. For years I transplanted seedlings I …