Update Regarding GPC’s Response to COVID-19

Good Morning Gardens, At a called session meeting last night, the session of GPC voted to take the following action to help stop the spread of the corona virus: In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC, the President of the United States, the Governor of...

Update on GPC’s Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus. The promises of Christ that “God-is-with-us,” are especially relevant and powerful now. We are loved by a God who is present with us, who won’t abandon us, and who is faithful in working out...

Of Seeking God in These Times of Anxiety…

These are anxious times: viruses; elections; wars; financial ups and downs. I am grateful for the conversations I have had with many of you these past few weeks as you have shared your fears, concerns, worries, and anxieties, but also your faith, hopes, strength,...

Of Being Thankful…

To paraphrase James Finley, God may not protect us from everything, but God sustains us through everything. As the season for intentionally giving thanks is upon us, take a moment to reflect upon your year. Perhaps (most likely) you have not been protected from...

Of (one of) the Mysteries of Suffering…

During my time of morning prayer I read the following quotation from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation (Sunday, September 22, 2019) emailed through the Center for Action and Contemplation. In this meditation Fr. Rohr is reflecting on suffering. In the following...

Of the Least Important Place (or the Greatest Seat)…

Luke 7:1,7-14 “Go and sit in the least important place….”  Jesus was speaking to men gathered at a first century Palestinian dinner party.  (Due to cultural circumstances only men would have been invited as guests to the party.  If there were women present, they would...