Join Lend a Hand to help flood victims
Lend a Hand, a disaster assistance organization sponsored by the Presbytery of Carlisle since 2005, is currently recruiting volunteers for disaster assistance in central Pennsylvania, due to recent flooding.
The opportunity to help our neighbors is LAH's top priority. It has already provided disaster assistance in central Pennsylvania. In addition, it has scheduled trips in October and November to Smithville, MS, to help those who were impacted by the tornadoes in May.
Cornerstone kicks off Friends of Music season at Holy Trinity
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, will present Cornerstone Chorale and Brass, a professional touring ensemble, at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.
The program, co-sponsored by Thiel College Guest Lecture & Artist Series, features 31 singers from the U.S., a brass quintet, narrators and a pianist.
I'm not broke, I'm just financially challenged
As I was listening to the president give his speech on the country's economy last week, I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math was never my strong suit. In fact, when it comes to math, I do not wear a suit at all. I would wear my birthday suit but it is too wrinkled and believe me, spandex is stretching it too much.
Oddly enough, my checkbook balance is never the same as the balance on the statement from the bank. My bank's haughty assumption is that they are right and I am wrong.
Where have all the heroes gone?
In celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States, one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. We have come a long way, but I am wondering if we have gone the right way.
On joining the Over-the-Hill Gang
A friend of mine said to me recently, "Old boy, how's it feel to be a member of the Over-the-Hill Gang?" I mumbled something as politely as I could, but on the inside, I was a little furious. I may be getting older, but I definitely am not old! In fact, I plan to get older every day.
The secret to a great marriage
This week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
This week as I pondered our life together, it occurred to me, I might be taking some things for granted. Doing this, especially when it involves another person, is dangerous. I decided to take a little stock of myself and my relationship with the Mistress of the Parsonage. What makes our marriage so great?
Anger apple fritter 'venerators' at your peril, Mr. Uncle Sam
I usually live life on an even keel. I once had an odd keel, but fortunately, I had the good sense to throw it back into the water from whence it came. I take pride in maintaining a certain sense of balance in my life. But, there are those times when all balance is thrown out the window.
Just this past week when I was enjoying an unusually wonderful sense of balance in my life, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage changed my whole demeanor.
To pray or not to pray, that is the absurdity
Occasionally, I hear about somebody objecting to prayer. Usually, it is somebody who has no idea what he or she is talking about. It must be a slow news day when the media highlights this as one of their news stories. I guess nothing else is going on in the world demanding our attention.
However, when someone suggests praying in public, somebody always rises in open protest. After all, everybody knows how dangerous prayer really is.
‘I pledge allegiance to my car,’ so what’s wrong with the flag?
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly just finished supper and we were resting in the living room watching the TV news.
Actually, my wife was watching the news while I was perusing a book.
As far as I am concerned, nothing equals the relaxation of a good book after a good supper.
ADA, religious freedom at center of battle between school, teacher Case makes it to Supreme Court
The Rutherford Institute has filed a “friend of the court” brief in the United States Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. E.E.O.C., a case that tests the limits of “ministerial exception,” a First Amendment doctrine that bars many employment-related lawsuits brought against religious organizations by employees performing religious functions.
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