Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Morning Worship, 10/24/10

With our minister out of town, we held a hymn sing this week. Linda Cochran, Ann Boone, and Barry Morgan also shared "faith stories" throughout the service.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Morning Worship, 10/10/10

For years, I was "that guy" who opened my hymnal, occasionally moved my lips, rarely made a sound, and often counted windows while the congregation was singing a hymn. Reading Psalm 98 changed me. I still can't carry a tune, but I can have a good time in worship making a joyful noise unto the Lord...and you can too!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Morning Worship, 10/3/10

Jesus identifies himself as the bread of life in John 6. What is the religious and social
significance of his claim--then and now?


Presbyterians are older, even more invovled in their communities

Courtesy of Presbyterian Research Services

Almost half of worshipers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are at or near retirement age, new survey results reveal.  The median age of PC(USA) worshipers is 61 — up from 58 in 2001, the last time the survey took place.  Along with this trend comes a decrease in the share of worshipers who have children living at home (down from 38 percent in 2001 to 34 percent now).

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Presbyterian Delegation Visits Korea's DMZ

Currently, our international prayer partners are our brothers and sisters serving the church in Korea. Read below for a story on the challenge of their ministry.

"No Man's Land"

By Jerry Van Marter, Presbyterian News Service

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a chilling reminder of the war that never ended. It is a strip of land — 160 miles long from east to west and just 2-1/2 miles wide — that separates North and South Korea. With the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany in 1989, Korea is the only partitioned remnant of the Cold War. And the DMZ is the most heavily militarized border in the world. The Korean War death toll is staggering: nearly 2,000,000 people, including 58,100 South Korean and 36,500 U.S. soldiers, 215,000 North Korean troops and 150,000 Chinese soldiers, including non-combat deaths.

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