“That’s One Big But”

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Pastor Russell Edwards July 16th, 2017 Psalm 86:11-15           Romans 8:1-10   I mentioned to those who attended Bible Study on Tuesday that we would revisit the verses we studied then from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, again this … Continue reading

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“Faced With a Choice”

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Pastor Russell Edwards July 9th, 2017 Romans 7:15-25a        Genesis 22:1-3,7-10 In an extremely bizarre scene on Friday, in a Gwinnett County, Georgia courtroom, a woman being arraigned for the stabbing deaths of four of her five children, ages 2 through … Continue reading

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“Fifty Shades of Grey”

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Pastor Russell Edwards July 2nd, 2017 Romans 13:1-7   Acts 4:13, 15-21a  On Friday evening I attended a rain-delayed double-header played between the local Sussex Miners baseball team and the Quebec Capitales; I was a bit disappointed when no announcement was … Continue reading

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“God Is Serious – Mostly”

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Pastor Russell Edwards June 25th 2017 Psalm 100          Genesis 18:1-12a   The story of Abraham and Sarah’s complicated domestic life, as it weaves its way through more than eleven chapters of Genesis, is far too lengthy to be read during … Continue reading

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“Still Creating After All these Years”

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Pastor Russell Edwards June 18th 2017 Genesis 1:1-2:2      Psalm 8:1,3-8 Last fall I had an opportunity to revisit the Vermont studio of artisan glass blower Michael Egan, and watched as he begins with a tiny lump of molten glass particles, … Continue reading

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“Is Spirituality Sufficient?”

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Pastor Russell Edwards June 11th 2017 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 11-13      Matthew 28:16-20 Whenever the question of what I “do” comes up, in any conversation with someone I’ve recently been introduced to, “interesting” would be the best way to describe the … Continue reading

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“Ain’t It Good to Know”

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Pastor Russell Edwards June 4th 2017 John 16:5-7, 13-15      Acts 2:1-4, 14-17a, 21 This morning the Church marks the celebration of Pentecost, fifty days after the Passover and Easter, the Resurrection.  And it was right around Easter, when our Bible Study … Continue reading

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“Catching Flies”

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Pastor Russell Edwards May 28th 2017 Deuteronomy 15:7-11      1 Peter 4:12; 5:6-89      Acts 1:6-12,14a On Tuesday, while our nation’s focus was distracted as President Trump met with global leaders during his ambitious nine day-five nation foreign visit, his administration’s proposed … Continue reading

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“Cultivating My Garden Patch”

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Pastor Russell Edwards May 21st 2017 Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-13          Matthew 13:24-30, 36-40 Well we finally had a string of nice days this week; with temperatures closing in on the ‘century’ mark on Thursday they were bordering on too nice.  … Continue reading

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“Just One Thing”

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Pastor Russell Edwards May 7th 2017 Romans 13:8-14          Acts 2:42-47 If today’s scripture reading (from the Acts of the Apostles) sounds vaguely familiar, it is because it was only two weeks ago that we read the verses that immediately … Continue reading

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