There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began. Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the […]
How to Stay Safe in the World Today Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents happen to pedestrians. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents […]
Our Christmas concert is on Dec. 5 at 3 PM. I hope you will come and hear our special music. We have a couple of new choir members: Amanda King, and Emily Kosoff, and Sherry Keating is also singing with us for the Christmas concert. I’m so happy and grateful that the church supports this […]
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the […]
It was the day after Christmas at a downtown church in San Francisco. The pastor was out in front looking over the manger scene set up on the front lawn when he noticed the Christ Child figure was missing. Right on cue, he turned to see a little boy with a red wagon coming down […]
This is a true story of something that happened just a few years ago at USC. There was a professor of philosophy there who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn’t exist. His students were always afraid to […]
During this holiday it is worth reflecting on one of the earliest blessings delivered by John Winthrop. Winthrop was a leading figure in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in New England after Plymouth Colony. Winthrop’s City on the Hill sermon was delivered to the Pilgrims with its admonitions is as relevant for America today […]
The choir is busy working on Christmas music for the Christmas program which will be on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 P.M. The Christmas program will have narration, instruments, and carol singing in addition to choral music. I am arranging some of the instrumental music myself, as I have done in the past, only this […]
Normally, in anticipation of Easter, the holiest time of the Christian year, my Beacon article would focus on the meaning of the Resurrection. But because of two important issues currently taking place, I feel obliged to address these. The first has to do with our Memorial Garden, which requires pastoral mention. It is indeed a […]
As I write this we are busy preparing for Easter, and the budget was done this Sunday (preliminary meeting), and I’ve been doing performances of Irish music with the Victrola chorus. The last week of March I had rehearsals with the instrumentalists for Easter. I know everyone will like the music we are doing for […]
One service only at 10:30 a.m. with special music and instrumental accompaniment and service of communion.
Sanctuary open for quiet meditation from noon to 3:00 PM with recorded sacred music.