Hello First Presbyterian Church, This evening we will resume our service of prayer and sacrament called the Evening Office. It takes place at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary and I hope to see you there! As a church we want to cultivate a renewed engagement in...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, During this season of Advent we are preparing ourselves to celebrate the birth of Christ (his first advent) while simultaneously anticipating his return to judge the world in equity and righteousness (his second advent).  In our celebration of Jesus’ birth, we often overlook...

Hello First Presbyterian Church,Chances are probably pretty high that you have heard David described as “a man after God’s own heart.” It is a designation that comes from 1 Samuel 13:14 where Samuel informs the then-king Saul, “Your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has...

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, In recent weeks I have been meditating upon the passage that mentions the commonly prayed for “peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.” It is found in Philippians 4:5-7, which reads; “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, I am writing this reflection on my couch during a week off. I needed this time away and my body has confirmed that need by issuing me a migraine for which the only treatment is rest. As I lay here I am finding...

“I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.”-Philippians 1:6I am writing this first installment of “Reverend Reflections” having just returned from Jan Goring’s funeral service and from...