Presbyterian Church of Easton

Rev. Jeffrey T. Howard

March 2021 Notes

Dear Presbyterian Church of Easton,

As many of our members are being vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus, our church is beginning to come back to life.   Grace and I sing with and tell stories to the preschoolers every Tuesday Morning.  The Zoom Bible Study, N.T. Wright Small Group Editions: Philippians, is every Wednesday at 10 am on Zoom and Foster Hall.   I am continuing the Grace and Peace video devotional every week. Grace and I pray for the church every morning.   And we have started informal prayer gatherings on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.  

Barbara Mullikin and our Deacons are working to develop a new program called  Grief Share. With this program members of the church will gather around those who have lost loved ones.  

Please pray for Ray Baker who fell and had a partial hip replacement.  He is also grieving the loss of his wife, Mary Jane.    Dale Byrnes lost her mother.  Terry Allen and his family have recovered from COVID.  Gene Goll’s niece’s cancer has returned, please pray for her and her family.  Also please pray for me as I attend Credo, a Pastor Sabbath sponsored by the Board of Pensions. I will be out of the office from March 7-11.

We live in a time of growing racial division.   Please remember that in Christ there is no division.   We are one. 

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)—remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.  (Ephesians 2:11-14)

Blessings,

Pastor Jeff