Have you ever messed up a quotation?

Have you ever messed up a quotation? I did exactly that recently. In a sermon i said that I had recently read that there are 5,000 different Christian denominations. WOW, was I wrong! In 1800 there were 500. In 2008 there were 39,000. By 2015 the professional estimate there could be 55,000! WOW! There is one Christ Jesus born in a manger … [Read more...]

What a Great Sunday!

June 14, 2015 was a banner day!  Strong worship!  Outstanding choral music!  Bibles presented to our Confirmands!  Recognition of our Pre-school Director!  And a wonderful church picnic :  Special thanks to Amy Geiser-Getz for her leadership, to all who worked hard setting up and taking down, to our wonderful covered dish and dessert cooks, and to … [Read more...]


What a wonderful word, especially for those who have had to endure the sacrifices and privation of years of war. On that first Easter Sunday, the stone that enclosed Jesus's garden tomb is rolled away, the Roman soldiers flee in terror, and the greatest miracle of all time occurs : JESUS CHRIST IS RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD ! Death could not hold … [Read more...]

Hello, Friends!

 Grace to you and peace in Jesus Christ, our Lord! I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day and the blogger noted that today people  don't "go to church", rather "they are the church". It reminded me of that old Christian Camp  song from the 70s: "I am the Church. You are the Church. We are the Church together". Wherever and whenever … [Read more...]

Advent is here!

Grace to you and peace in Jesus Christ our Lord! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Presbyterian Church of East Stroudsburg. Lights have been hung on the trees outside the entrance to the church. Tomorrow the congregation celebrates "Hanging of the Greens". Chrismon trees will be decorated, garland will be strung, and there will … [Read more...]

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