Monday, October 5, 2015

O God beyond All Praising

Here are the inspiring words from Sunday's offertory.

O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;

Flood Pictures

My home state of South Carolina took a beating from rain and flooding over the weekend. Here are links to pictures of Columbia:

And of my hometown of Kingstree. This pictures is taken from the same street I grew up on.

The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:30-37                                    The Good Samaritan


After more than thirty years of reading, teaching, and preaching Scripture, it becomes difficult to recall each time a particular Scripture passage is read. But I remember well one reading of the parable of the Good Samaritan. On September 11, 2011, representatives of various faiths in Center City Philadelphia were invited to read from their sacred writings and offer up prayer in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. We gathered in Rittenhouse Square. I invited a church member – an Iranian Christian – to read this parable, which I then followed with prayer. Is there a better passage that presents the Christian perspective for how any of us are to live with and treat our neighbors, whoever they may be and wherever they may live?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Quarter Slot Sisterhood on Stage

From book to the stage, Barbara Pomarolli's book, The Quarter Slot Sisterhood, is heading, hopefully, to the stage in Atlanta. Kerri and a co-author have written the stage play, and producers are now trying to raise the funds to get it on stage. Below is the promo for it. Check it out and be sure to click like, assuming that you do like it. Which actor do you think is Barbara?