Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!
This Sunday begins the Advent season - a time set aside in the life of the Church to draw us deeper into the theological meaning of Christmas and help us to stay focused on the reason for the season. It occurs to me that if there ever was a time to slow down, reflect,...read more
Just a quick word today to say that among the things I am most thankful for is the opportunity to journey with you as a faithful witness of Christ’s love. I pray for all things good in your life and that the spirit of thanksgiving will remain in the days to come. Take...read more
The lectionary gospel assigned for Thanksgiving Day is part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body...read more
Recently I attended the beautiful wedding of one of our members in Lambertville and Princeton, New Jersey. I was inspired by the sight of them and the hope of new life springing forth. As I listened to them repeat their vows - vows I said myself many years ago and...read more
I have been preaching for nearly 30 years. Among the most difficult sermons I have ever preached were my father’s eulogy on March 24, 2005, my mother’s eulogy on August 7, 2013, the Sundays following 9/11 when our nation was brutally attacked, and June 21, 2015 after...read more
Last Sunday was Laity Sunday at our church. Almost the entire service was led by lay members, 4 of whom also shared personal reflections of their faith journey. We often don’t realize the impact of our witness or the difference it can make. On Sunday evening, I...read more