One of the blessings of being Bethany is a kind of entrepreneurial spirit in the church. People are not afraid to hear the call and follow – even into the unknown or the very challenging.
Here are two recent examples… Read the rest
That is what it said on my computer. I had sent a note to someone in our church letting him know I was praying for him. Under “subject,” I had typed “prayer.” The message bounced back because he no longer… Read the rest
“My people! There’s my people!”
That’s what our grandson exclaimed when he saw his friends from the church at a local fast food restaurant. The people of Bethany are “my people” in the eyes of this four year old little… Read the rest
The recent All-Church Retreat was filled with so much blessing, it is hard to describe. Rich Bible study on “Scaling the Peaks of Grace,” worship with a mix of new praise songs and classic gospel and hymns, small groups laughing,… Read the rest
It has been a while since I wrote a Glimpses of Grace; but it is not because I have not had them:
The Visit that Melany and I had with her parents in North Carolina…ending with a circle of prayer,… Read the rest
Here is the prayer from the Sunday 8:15 Service, reconstructed from my rough notes:
Would you like to join me in prayer?
We praise you for the little resurrection, we see all around us:
The flowers in the… Read the rest
Yesterday I did the Memorial Service for one of our beloved members- Pat Morrow.
At age 92 Pat was not able to get out and do all that she wanted to do. Getting to church was a major accomplishment for… Read the rest
“Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits” Psalm 104:1
Let me tell you about two Sundays and the “benefits,” the blessings at Bethany.
Last Sunday we experienced two messages in the worship service. The first… Read the rest
I have a confession to make. You may not look at me I the same way once you read this. O.K., here goes…
In the three years I have been here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh I have not… Read the rest
In the last couple weeks I have so many glimpse of grace it is hard to pick just one.
Could it be our spur of the moment drive at dusk through the hilltop cemetery in our neighborhood -as we sat… Read the rest