Weekly Contact- September 19, 2013

Hello there, First of all, don’t forget Leigh Benish’s ordination service, this coming Sunday, 4:00 at the First Presbyterian Church near Ely (11000 Spanish Rd, Ely).  We wish Leigh nothing but the best as she takes this next step in her service to Christ’s church. That is Sunday afternoon.  Worship on Sunday morning at FPC […]

Weekly Contact-Aug. 23, 2013

Good afternoon everybody, I grew up listening to Bill Cosby and I heard a humorous little story about his aged mother. She had been raised in poverty, and the family had very little money as Bill was growing up. As a result, she never had modern conveniences and had gotten accustomed to doing things the […]

Weekly Contact-Aug. 15, 2013

Good Afternoon, Well, Howard and Judy are on their vacation and are no doubt having a wonderful time with family.  So, it is up to me as your Assoc. pastor to write the weekly contact. School is fast approaching.  Next week Linn Mar and Marion start back and Cedar Rapids the following week.  Going back […]

Weekly Contact- August 1, 2013

Hello there, Judy and I spent last week at Synod School, which is held each year at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA.  It was a great week, and you should go next year.  The best way to explain Synod School, is that it is a combination intergenerational summer church camp/college mini-course/elder hostel type […]

Weekly Contact

Pastor Howard and Judy are still at Synod School where I am certain they are having a nice and relaxing time.  So, it falls to me, Pastor Beth, to do the Weekly Contact this week.  After last time’s opps that people thought Pastor Howard wanted to grow up to be Wonder Woman I thought it […]

Weekly Contact- July 18, 2013

Hello there, Yesterday was the 339th birthday of Isaac Watts, who wrote hundreds of hymns.  More than a dozen of them are in our hymnal, including “Jesus Shall Reign Were’ere the Sun,” “Our God Our Help in Ages Past,” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”  But probably his most familiar hymn is “Joy to […]