Posts from 2020
Merry Christmas Cornerstone and Westford community! I appreciate you and hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus and spending time with your family. I recently stumbled upon this classic 1977 video of Billy Graham sharing the Christmas message and I thought you might enjoy it. In Christ, Pastor Jonathan P.S. The chair is especially moving. 😉
Pastor Jonathan had the opportunity to participate in this year’s Westford Interfaith Thanksgiving service by preparing a video clip to be included in the service. You can watch his video and the rest here. God bless.
Pastor Jonathan Romig of Cornerstone Congregational Church interviews Ann Ralls about immigrating from Taiwan and becoming a Christian. Ann shares how God was with her through every experience, her childhood, youth, college years, depression, and identity issues as an immigrant. She recommends you read Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby. Thanks Ann for sharing! You can read Ann’s faith story here.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The story of Hagar, Sarai, and Abram in Genesis 16 and 21 helps us address this difficult issue, find hope, and get help. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please visit haggarssisters.org or autumnmiles.com. Thank you Patty Stocker with WCAT for producing this video. By Robert Dunkarton – https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/8d/8a/c2f4ed5467f3c2263555bb9eb8a9.jpg Gallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0034437.html Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-29): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/gdfs8awj CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36614799
Pope Gregory the 1st (540-604 AD), also known as Gregory the Great, wrote a book on vocational ministry called The Book of Pastoral Rule. A fellow Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) student and myself created the following overview as a handout for our class. We hope you will find it helpful as you study his guide for yourself. I personally read this Kindle edition for this assignment (see quotes below). I hear there are other versions with simpler English. I’ve attached…