Pentecost Sunday will be May 23 this year.
Pentecost is the Greek name for the Jewish Festival of
Weeks – Shavuot in Hebrew. It is an annual festival in
Judaism celebrating the giving of the Torah to Moses.
Presbyterians at the Kirk will join almost a billion
Christians all over the world and celebrate Easter on
April 4. We will have triumphant music with hymns
and strong hallelujahs. We may even hear a sermon
that is inspirational.
On Sunday morning, after the roads
allowed access to the Kirk, we discovered
serious damage occurred to the office building
during our recent severe winter weather,
presumably the result of a ruptured pipe in the
I ran across a quote of the late British spy novelist
John le Carre last week. That was the pen name of
David Cornwell, who died this past Dec 12. Many of
you may have read some of his 12 spy novels or seen
the many movie versions.