GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER

APRIL 2 & 4, 2021 GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER SERMON SHORT: CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER Every year a minister is called upon to imagine a new and creative way to talk about Good Friday. Every year a minister is called upon to imagine a new a creative way to talk about Easter. This…

Gale’s Weekly Update – April 1, 2021

Gale Presbyterian Church has decided to remain closed for the foreseeable future. Pre-recorded services continue to be available on our YouTube Channel. Good Friday Service, April 2 @ 10:30 Easter Sunday, April 4 @ 10:30 Gale’s Prayer Tree – a beautiful image of prayer If you have any prayer requests, you can email them to:…

Gale’s Weekly Update – March 26th

Gale Presbyterian Church is happy to be re-opening to public worship on Easter, April 4th, 10:30 am We invite you to join us either in the sanctuary or from your home on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/GalePresbyterian All necessary protocols and limitations will be in place in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Details can…

SERMON SHORT FOR MARCH 28th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR MARCH 28th, 2021 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY A DAY ONLY THE LORD COULD MAKE Genesis 1:1-5, John 12:12-16.           I have always felt Palm Sunday is a bit of a wonky liturgical day. We can use it to celebrate a big parade of Jesus entering Jerusalem. Or we can go the maudlin route of…

Gale’s Weekly Update – March 19

Messy Church Event on ZOOM – Saturday March 27th at 3pm Theme:  Easter Craft:  Making Resurrection Eggs Please register for this event by Monday, March 22 so that supplies can be delivered to your house prior to the event. This is open for all who would like to attend. Contact Melanie to register or if…

SERMON SHORT FOR MARCH 21st, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR MARCH 21st, 2021 GLORY John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12           Take a good look at the people we glorify in our culture. Our heroes are as much an indication of who and what we are as they are an indication of who and what they are. We all have our own…

Gale’s Weekly Update – March 12th

ZOOM Coffee Hour Join us this Sunday (March 14) after our Worship Service for a ZOOM coffee time! Start time: 11:45 am (you can join beginning at 11:30 where you will be put into a waiting room until the host lets you in) Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008656454?pwd=ZkVEbG9LbXdXZ3QxbTNJdzBzTlJ5QT09 Meeting ID: 820 0865 6454 Passcode: CoffeeTime Future Dates…

SERMON SHORT FOR March 14th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR March 14th, 2021 THE DOUBLE EDGED GOSPEL Numbers 21:4-9, John 3: 14-21, Psalm 103:1-3, 17-22           It’s a peculiar thing in our bible stories that often the blessings for God’s people are also the downfall of God’s people. Water created and formed the world. Then water destroyed it in the flood. The…

Gale’s Weekly Update: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Statement March 2, 2021: At our Session meeting on February 23rd, 2021 we discussed the option of re-opening our Sunday worship to public attendance and live-streaming our services.  It was decided that although our region is no longer in “stay-at-home” we would remain closed to public worship and continue with pre-recorded worship on YouTube.…

SERMON SHORT FOR March 7th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR March 7th, 2021 RIGHTEOUS ANGER Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22           Remember the day that gentle-Jesus-meek-and-mild threw a hissy-fit in the temple?           Jesus did not lash out at the people there, he was lashing out at their worship. He attacked religion. His assault is not upon the pagans at the local pub,…

Gale’s Weekly Update: Feb 26 2021

You are receiving this email because you have subscribed to our website. Zoom Coffee Hour Since we still can’t get together to have our cup of coffee/snacks after our Worship Services on Sundays,  join us for a ZOOM coffee time (beginning this Sunday – remaining dates included below) Start time: 11:45 am (you can join…

SERMON SHORT FOR February 28th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR February 28th, 2021 SPINNING IT RIGHT Isaiah 53:1-12, Psalm 22:23-31, Mark 8:31–38           Martin Luther King Jr said, “Most Christians are thermometers that record or register the temperature of majority opinion, not thermostats that transform and regulate the temperature of society.” How common it is it for us to water down the…

Gale’s Weekly Update – Feb 19, 2021

Please note: you are receiving this message because you have subscribed to our website.   Friday Update for February 19, 2021 Lent 2021 Resources You can visit our website for full details on everything listed below.  Click here    Tuesday Table Services at Gale Join us for our Tuesday Table communion services in Lent. These…

SERMON SHORT FOR February 21st, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR February 21st, 2021 DON’T FALL ASLEEP IN CHURCH 1st Samuel 3:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, John 1:43-51           Be careful if you have become too accustomed to things always being the same in your life, and in your church. Didn’t this past year teach us that much of what we thought was steady…

Weekly Update from Gale – February 12, 2021

You are receiving this message because you have subscribed to our website. Lent Resources: You can visit our website for full details on everything listed below.  Click here  Lent Devotional Book If you would like to receive a printed copy of this year’s Lent Devotional book, created by Tori Smit (Regional Minister for Faith Formation,…

SERMON SHORT FOR February 14th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR February 14th, 2021 A NEW KIND OF ENDING Psalm 83, Luke 21:25-33             This week the request from two people is: “I’ve always wanted to hear a sermon about … The second coming of Christ.” This is not an easy topic since so much popular media has promoted a violent Armageddon…

Weekly Update from Gale – February 5, 2021

You are receiving this email because you have subscribed to our website. Happy Friday! This email contains some important information. Please be sure to read through everything! ** Annual Congregational Meeting This coming Sunday, February 7, 2021 * Following our 10:30 service * Online only – via ZOOM (details sent via separate email) Elders Update…

SERMON SHORT FOR February 7th, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR February 7th, 2021 THE YEAR THAT WAS Psalm 119:33-40, Matthew 5:1-16           This Sunday we will look back on the year that was. From dumpster fires to the election of America’s first female vice president; from murder hornets to vaccine releases; from restaurant closures to Amazon boom – 2020 will never be…

SERMON SHORT FOR January 31st, 2021

SERMON SHORT FOR January 31st, 2021 LOVE WINS Luke 7:1-10, Micah 4:1-5, Psalm 133 Another entry in our “I’ve always wanted to hear a sermon about …” “I would like to hear about non-believers and what God has planned for them.” There have been billions of humans experience life on this planet. Will only a…

Gale’s Friday Update – January 22, 2021

You are receiving this message because you have subscribed to our website.   Gale Force is back! In spite of Covid, The Coldest Night of the Year event is back!  This fundraiser, spearheaded by Woolwich Community Services (WCS), depends on community support to be successful. In this regard, our church will once again put a…