The Chasm Between Us

We are divided. There’s no way around it. In fact, our divisions – whether they are political, religious, racial, generational, etc. – can sometimes feel like impassable chasms. It’s curious that, in one of his parables, Jesus seems to emphasize this “chasmic” reality (Luke 16:19-31). This parable – of the rich man and Lazarus – ends on the seeming impossibility of reconciliation between the two.

And yet, Jesus is the ultimate chasm-crosser. And, he invites us to follow him across the chasm. I hope you’ll join us on Sunday to learn more.

In Christ, 

Pastor Ben


10/5, 6pm : Bingo Nursery Fundraiser – Have fun and raise some money for our nursery!  Doors open at 6pm and calling will begin at 7pm. $10 in advance / $15 at the door will purchase a two-pack of bingo cards. Coffee and tea will be available for sale as well as baked goods.  Learn more here.  Contact Lisa Gabin (845) 380-2719 

10/6, 8:30am: Bi-Weekly Pre-Service Bible Study – Join us for some lectio divina style learning as we dig deeper into the readings for the week. We’ll meet every first and third Sunday through the end of the year from 8:30-9:30am.  If interested let Steve Partlow know or just drop-in upstairs in the Edgar Library.

10/6, 11am: Congregational Meeting – Stay after worship to elect new leaders and kick-off our fall stewardship campaign.  

10/25-26 – All-Church Retreat at Holmes – Get away from it all and get to know God, your church, and yourself a little better.  Overnight and Saturday-only options. Resgister here.  Registrations are due Oct 13.

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