Christmas Meditation

Luke 2:1-20 19“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.” There are some events in life that cannot be absorbed or processed in...

Continue reading

December 2018 Diaconal Report

Here are a couple of updates on TPC Diaconal ministries.  Operation Christmas Child was a success. Thanks to Chip and Sally Bray for coordinating it and thank all who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year. We sent out 27 shoe boxes this year to needy children around the world...

Continue reading

Financing God’s Kingdom

“Financing God’s Kingdom” Malachi 3:7-12 7“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8“Will a man rob God? Yet...

Continue reading

The Liturgy of Worship, Part 2

  The Liturgy of Worship, Part II Why does the writer of Hebrews say in 10:25 that we should not forsake the gathering of ourselves together? Too often this verse is quoted as simply meaning that we should “go to church.” It means this, but neglects the riches imbedded in...

Continue reading

Music Ministry Newsletter

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 Singing is a primary way in which the Word of God dwells in us individually and collectively...

Continue reading

Liturgy of Worship, Part 1

The Liturgy of Worship , Part I What are we doing on the Lord’s day, especially when we are gathered as God’s people in church? How do we understand Christian growth and discipleship? Is it chiefly corporate or individual in focus? Is sanctification primarily nourished by the preached Word and...

Continue reading

New Adult Sunday School Classes

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This coming Sunday, September 30th, we will begin our new Adult Sunday School Classes.  The class locations, teachers, and host couples are as follows: YOUNG ADULTS (Carreer & College):Your class will be meeting in the MUSIC ROOM in Covenant Hall.  This will give convenient access to the...

Continue reading

The Practice of Christian Community

“The Practice of Christian Community” Acts 2:42-47 42And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44And all those who had...

Continue reading

“One Anothering” and Union with Christ

“ONE ANOTHERING” and Union With Christ Romans 6:1-5 Are you “in” or are you “out?”  This is an unpleasant question to consider from some perspectives, because it is no fun to be “out;” to be excluded.  Yet the reality is that all of us have to address the issues of...

Continue reading