It is hard to believe that it was almost four weeks ago now that we were sitting at home on Saturday doing what we always do when we don’t know what to do –Google. We knew that the next day we would have to tell you, those who have been the flesh and bone of our “family” life, that God was calling us to a new horizon of ministry in Portland, ME. So there we sat Google-ing: “how do we tell those who have been the flesh and bone of our family life that God is calling us elsewhere.”
“We are very pleased to be able to pass along this challenging word from Dr. D. Clair Davis. Dr. Davis is Emeritus Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary (and the father of our own Marc and Erik Davis). He was part of New Life from its earliest days and will be the preacher for our Missions Sunday on March 16. We welcome his wisdom and will welcome his word from our pulpit.” – Steve Smallman
This week we are beginning a column that we hope will serve to strengthen communication between pastors and congregation. Marc, Sean and I, with occasional guests, will try to write something “extra” each week that you will find helpful in terms of your personal life or your understanding of what is going on in our church. For your part we hope you will take the few minutes necessary to read, reflect on what we say, and when appropriate write us back with your questions and comments. Of course we are always happy to talk to you personally, so think of this as one more effort to stay in touch, not a substitute for face-to-face conversation.
This is the text of the remarks Rose Marie brought to us in Sunday morning worship on December 29, 2013. We wanted to make these available to everyone to read over again slowly. – Marc Davis
Where were you in 1974? Many of you weren’t born yet. But in Jenkintown and Abington God was stirring the pot and bringing to birth a baby church we now know as New Life Presbyterian Church of Glenside. If you are part of New Life Glenside, you are part of a church that has impacted the world, and the reality is that the impact is in the present, not just the past.