August 30th, 2013 by Carl Buffington
Waiting is always a challenge, sometimes more than others. This morning was one of those more than others times. I was in a surgical waiting room with the mother of a two month old watching the sunrise and the hands of the wall clock move ever so laboriously. We were making waiting type conversation. We had prayed and now we waited. Waited for the surgeon to walk through the doors with good news.
August 16th, 2013 by Carl Buffington
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Had we read to verse forty-one last Sunday in Luke twelve - we might have faced an almost, maybe, unanswered question. Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?" Some say Jesus didn't answer Peter's question while others believe Jesus did respond and it was a yes, it was to them, his followers and not to everyone else.
August 9th, 2013 by Christopher Caudle
“What time should we be ready to go?” “The service starts at 5:30, so 5:00am should be fine.” The Cathedral of St Anthony of Padua in Dunkwa-on-Offin has been beginning each day with morning Eucharist for years. The service began as a way to serve the men and women of the parish who had to quickly be on their way to work. The combination of walking commuters and challenging roads led to the service beginning at this early hour.
August 2nd, 2013 by Carl Buffington
Friday, August 2, 2013. Dear Member of New Covenant and Community, Check out the newly renovated web site www.new-covenant-church.com. And soon and very soon sermons will be back on line. We have been recording them now for several weeks. “Only mostly dead” In this scene from The Princess Bride Fezzik carries the stiffening body of Westley to Miracle Max’s place looking for a miracle. INIGO (stupefied) "He's dead. He can't talk."
August 1st, 2013 by Carl Buffington
June 28, 2013 Friday Epistle from Sara Buffington, Worship Leader - God is Looking for Worshipers. And this means you. When the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt, Moses and Aaron approached Pharaoh with a message. "This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me." (Ex 8:1) It was a message worth repeating--it is recorded six times between chapters 8 and 10. God was, and is, calling His people to worship. So what does it mean, exactly, to worship? Gerrit Gustafson, author of The Adventure of Worship, defines worship this way: Worship is the act and attitude of wholeheartedly giving yourself to God--spirit, soul, mind, and body.