Browsing the March 2017 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Loving Our Neighbor

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/30/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Have you ever wondered why so many of Jesus' healings seem to happen on the Sabbath? With a seven-day week, the odds are 7 to 1 against them happening on any given day. Add to the fact that by sheer habit alone, Jewish ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday...The Final Stretch

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/23/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 Well you've heard me talk about it for quite a while. If you read my column on a regular basis, you've also read about it a number of times. What am I talking about? BEYOND SUNDAY! Well, we are in the final stretch ... Read More »

Preserving Our History

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/16/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 A while ago, I mentioned an idea I had for a local historical project similar to the ones that persevered the Slave Narratives and Spirituals. Thinking about the 150 year history of The Rock and all the things that happened here on the ... Read More »

The Word of God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/09/17

"The Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always," Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Christians should care about reading God's messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said. As Christ did in the desert when tempted by Satan, men ... Read More »

The Quiet Time of Lent

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/02/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

So here we are again, beginning our Lenten journey. As we struggle through the wilderness, we are encouraged to keep one eye on the horizon where the joys of Easter await us. However, I encourage you not to get ahead of yourself. Don't ... Read More »