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May 2016 Newsletter


    According to the church’s calendar, May 15 is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is the Greek name for the Jewish Festival of Weeks – one of the important Jewish festivals celebrating the giving of the Law to Moses. For Christians, it marks the end of...

    April 2016 Newsletter


      To some, it simply points to the renewal of nature that spring brings. For others, Easter is a time for families to get together and for children to go on candy egg hunts and discover chocolate bunnies. Still others use the Easter season to don...

      March 2016 Newsletter


        Presbyterians at the Kirk will join almost a billion Christians all over the world and celebrate Easter this March 27. We will have triumphant music with hymns and trumpets, and strong hallelujahs. We may even hear a sermon that is inspirational...

        February 2016 Newsletter


          The season of Lent begins early this year. The Council of Nicea, way back in the fourth century, worked out the formula for setting this date. Beginning with the date for Easter—the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox...

          January 2016 Newsletter


            Both Judaism and Christianity insist that God does want something from us—that God has claims upon us. God wants our devotion and trust, as well as our obedience and service to others. We are not free to do as we please. This is worth pondering...