THE TUESDAY TABLE – Communion in the Labyrinth

THE TUESDAY TABLE Come share and worship with us every Tuesday in Lent. Enrich this holy season in unique and evocative forms as we celebrate communion in an intimate and serene gathering. The worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on the chancel and last about 30 minutes. You will feel blessed in these special services of…

Sermon Short for March 24th, 2019

Sermon Short for March 24th, 2019 Oh crap! Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9 A man has a fig tree in his vineyard and it just doesn’t give any produce. The logical thing to do is to cut it out. “Why should it be wasting the soil?” he asks. The gardener knows a bit about trees and…

GALE IS HIRING

Gale Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Music. Gale has a vibrant music ministry that includes a conventional SATB choir (about 16 members) as well as a band of instrumentalists that focus on contemporary style worship music (about 6 members). We blend all types of music into our worship and faith life. Our church…

Sermon Short for March 17th, 2019

Sermon Short for March 17th, 2019 Resident Aliens Genesis 15:1–18, Luke 13:31–35 Ever feel like you don’t belong? Ever feel like you’re in the wrong place, the wrong space, heaven forbid, maybe as a guest at church someday you get the feeling that you have inadvertently sat in the wrong pew; someone else’s pew? Ever…

THE TUESDAY TABLE

THE TUESDAY TABLE Come share and worship with us every Tuesday in Lent. Enrich this holy season in unique and evocative forms as we celebrate communion in an intimate and serene gathering. The worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on the chancel and lasts about 30 minutes. You will feel blessed in these special services of…

Sermon Short for March 10th, 2019

Sermon Short for March 10th, 2019 Remember the Homeless Immigrant Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 I pity the poor immigrant Who wishes he would’ve stayed home Bob Dylan (1967) In Deuteronomy we experience the earliest records of our religion community. They are setting out some rules and forms that will govern how they live. Very early…

Sermon Short for March 3rd, 2019

Sermon Short for March 3rd, 2019 Reclaiming “OMG” Exodus 34:29–35, Luke 9:28–36 Churchiness tends to make us use words and images that just don’t show up much anywhere else. Conversely, we tend to keep modern slang and vernacular speech out of our church lingo. But an expression that shows up across the culture divide between…

Sermon Short for February 17th, 2019

Sermon Short for February 17th, 2019 Shattered World View Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1–11 Can you imagine a scene in your life as described in Isaiah’s vision? Can you imagine a scene in your life like Peter encountering Jesus on the beach? Both of these men kept usual mundane lives up until they get called. And…

Sermon Short for February 10th, 2019

Sermon Short for February 10th, 2019 Music Makes Us Colossians 3:12-17, Matthew 13:44-53 Music is an integral part of our worship experience. It has always been this way. Music permeates our scriptures from the earliest stories through to the final book of Revelation. Music makes us. This Sunday will be a special service of music…

GALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RESPONDS

GALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RESPONDS In June of 2018 the General Assembly referred the document On the Question of Unity and Diversity to the church. It deals with the issue of inclusion of the LGBTQI community in the Presbyterian Church. The referral asked for a response from our Session by January 31st, 2019.  Gale Session considered…