As for your retirement pension. Good advice to save more. I certainly don't see the current CRC pension plan being sufficient in coming decades. I would like to see us move away...
Let me add a few more things that I (the pastor) learned in response to this experience.
1) This was a good decision for our music transition. Christy did not mention that as part of our...posted on: Music Fasting Part II
Dear Diane (and Michele)-
I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of music and it's importance in worship. That's why we only fasted from it for three weeks. And we did it with much...posted on: Music Fasting
Dear Joyce (and others)-
Our first sermon, "It's Not about you." The message was a study on the question, "What is Biblical Worship." It was taken from a number of texts. Deut 6:4-6,...posted on: Music Fasting
There are benefits to lectionary preaching. However, I find lectionary preaching insufficient if we truly want to preach the whole Bible to all of God's People. The lectionary leaves out...posted on: “Something Other Than the Lectionary”
Another option would be to use anointing oil during part of the ceremony. Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, as is water. When I did a renewal of baptism, I asked the congregant to...posted on: Post Baptismal Use of Waters of Baptism?