September News

This morning was breath-taking, as only a morning in September by the sea can be. The light spilled across the bay, onto the land, flickering in the trees, cutting bright wide swathes across the fields. The rocks this morning seemed to be lit from within, and granite never looked so good. As many of you …

Epiphany news

Recently, I returned from a visit to my granddaughter in California. Coming back to Lanesville, I was greeted by some neighbors early one morning, who offered their congratulations about our church building project. They stopped me in the Plum Cove Grind, our local coffee and pastry shop, and expressed enthusiastic praise for the way the …

Newsletter, March 2007

From the Pastor’s Desk: Lent began last week with ashes and a dusting of snow, a wisp of flurries, nothing to get excited about in the way of storms. This morning, early pale sunshine promises a warmer day. The neighborhood on Duley Street is filled already with birdsong, mostly a crowd of overwintering robins, some …

Newsletter, February 2007

From the Pastor’s Desk: February, 2007 In central Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg runs south between a series of high foothills. The river cuts a winding valley, bluffs on either side. Each succeeding bend reveals beautiful views of long ridges receding in the distance. If one happens to be driving northwest along the …

Newsletter

From the Pastor’s Desk: November again–it’s hard to believe. The winds last weekend blew all the birch leaves away; some of the tomatoes have split open before ripening; we are disappointed harvesters. Bittersweet berries on vines tangle in the field at the edge of Lane’s Cove. Only a few asters are left, and the blueberry …

Stewardship News, as reported in Church Council, and Cougars

This is a public acknowledgment and heartfelt thank you to the members of the Stewardship Committee who spent many hours planning the stewardship campaign, brainstorming about our vision of ministry, mapping plans for the next few years, and inviting members of the congregation to speak in Temple Talks about their experiences of giving and about …