Category Archives: Pastor’s Page

“To everything there is a season”

I am writing this summary of summer events in Edinburgh, Scotland on the first day the SCOTUS tour. 

Pastor Deb’s Page: Signs of Life and Vitality

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.

Planning for Tomorrow, Planting Seeds Today

Have you seen the blooming daffodils around the church? These joyful signs of spring and new life after a long winter grace our parking lot entrance every April. We are blessed. Do you wonder who planted the bulbs long ago? Someone had a vision for the future. That gardener might be long gone and forgotten yet we are recipients of the joyful sight!

Pastor’s Page . . . Reflections on Relationships

I just returned from my Chicago visit with my youngest grandchildren. I am amazed at that the four- and six-year-olds are advancing in their reading and familiar with iPad games. However, it is apparent that they need interaction and attention from their parents and Nana.

Lent 2019 – A Season of Spiritual Renewal

Seneca Lake Spirit (taken by DDL)

What renews your spirit? A stroll beside the lake rejuvenates me even on a cold day such as the one pictured. Even the photo on my phone gives me a spiritual pause, a breath prayer with no words. 

During the season of Lent (March 6- April 19) Christians are encouraged to pause for prayer, study, reflection and transformation.  The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has many spiritual opportunities to connect with God and each other. The Friday Soup and Supper has begun studying the Gospel of Luke.  Wednesday Lenten Breakfasts have lineup of community ministers leading worship and great cooks.

From the Pastor . . . . . .

Have you ever noticed the Presbyterian Calendar has a weekly focus on social issues as well as spiritual matters?  Take this month of Sundays has the following subtitles:

From the Parish Nurse

Article from the Parish Nurse

Dear Church Family,              

     Happy New Year!!!  It is that time again to think of healthy resolutions for the New Year.  I generally talk about diet and exercise (good things to improve upon for your health).  This year let’s talk about improving our mental and emotional health.  Last year was filled with negativity in our country.  (I do not think that will change any time soon as far as politics or the news are concerned.)  However, we can resolve to be more positive ourselves.  Your positive attitude can often be contagious and cause others to be more positive as well.

Pastor’s Christmas Letter

“Be Adventurous this Advent
Celebrate Christ in Christmas!”

Venture back to Church   

 Part of Christmas preparation includes a flurry of buying, wrapping, cleaning and traveling.  Why not take time to participate in one activity, one worship service, a joyous caroling during Christmas, wrapping presents, making wreaths, taking pictures around the Christmas tree, singing carols or in the cantata, enjoying the Cantata and Children’s pageant.

The Great Ends of the Church

The Great Ends of the Church graphic
“Aren’t we lucky?” people often say to me. And, I don’t want to be rude, but I believe “That gift is a blessing and I am grateful to the person giving it.

The Great Ends of the Church

The Great Ends of the Church

What is the Church’s Mission? What does the Presbyterian Church (USA) believe and teach about our guiding principles? The Great Ends of the Church as outlined in the Book of Order (2017-F- 1.0304) are revitalizing and giving focus to Presbyterian Churches around the nation. Our six banners hanging in the sanctuary represent each purpose. But, do we know what they represent?  And, more importantly, how does this congregation live out these six principles?