From the Desk of
The Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon
little boy was walking down the street with his dad during World War
are many theologians who have shaped my theology and all of them are
or were deeply biblical. R. C. Sproul, John Calvin and Jonathan
Edwards are the three who top my list!
Jonathan Edward was the greatest theologian that this land has ever
produced. I am so discouraged that too often his writings are
limited to English Anthology classes in high school and college.
Even then they usually focus on one sermon he wrote and never seem
to place it in historical or theological context.
Edwards was my type of person. He understood that he could lose
money and maybe get it back later. So the Recessions did not worry
him so much. He also understood he could lose his health and still
get it back later. BUT TIME LOST was a different matter. Time lost
can never be regained. In his “Resolutions” he addressed time in his
fifth one. RESOLVED, NEVER TO LOSE ONE MOMENT OF TIME; BUT IMPROVE
IT THE MOST PROFITABLE WAY I POSSIBLY CAN.
Edwards began writing these Resolutions when he was 18 years old and
he eventually wrote 70 of them. They were each designed to direct
his Christian journey. He had many demands on his time and when he
wrote this “Fifth” one it was while he was serving as an intern
minister and was discovering all the responsibilities that went with
that. He was also still working on his Master’s Degree so he wanted
to prioritize his activities so as to be best glorify God with every
single moment of his life. He even calculated ways to gain minutes
from duties that he had since he believed that any time gained was
precious. He was especially aware of his challenge to improve the
use of his time with his battle against his sin. He wanted to use
all his time for the Glory of God.
help himself value his time, Edwards kept an eye on the final hour
of his life...the hour in which he would stand on the threshold of
his entrance into the presence of God. But while he looked forward
in time, he always looked within and upward!
SERMON SERIES FOR THE “SUMMER BIRDS”
had put together a study and then a sermon series on the 10
Commandments but never used either. Much of it was inspired by some
old articles that Ernest Trice Thompson had written long before my
time and some MAD Magazine articles (believe it or not) on the 10
I will start a Sermon Series on the ELEVEN COMMANDMENTS (yes, 11)
plus one introduction on June 30, 2013. The 12 sermons will conclude
on October 6 (since I will be in Guatemala for part of the time).
. . . there will be a short 30 minute or so discussion/class each
Monday morning following the sermon for those that want to have a
discussion about the sermons. No preparation for this . . . only
grab a cup of coffee and join me in the Chapel, Sanctuary or
wherever we end up!
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THOUGHTS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity! Psalm 133:1.
Paul wrote: “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Colossians
prepare to go our separate ways to visit friends, family or return
to summer homes, let us keep each other in our thoughts and prayers.
We pray for safe travel and good health for each other and our loved
remember that redemption, discipleship and caring for others form
the threefold cord of Christian strength. We are incomplete apart
from our other members of the body of Christ. Have a glorious
Voorhees, RN. MED.
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Singing the praises of God,
Rita Hughes, Director
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Andrew has a Library/Media Center (L/MC)?
L/MC is open to you whenever the church is open.
L/MC tries not to compete with the great libraries in our
community, so our focus is on religious topics. But we have
quite a variety:
have CD’s and DVD’s, books, large print books and magazines.
L/MC has a DVD player on site . . . so you can stop in and watch
have fiction, biographies, Bibles, small group study programs,
daily devotionals Come explore.
card catalog is online (and not difficult to use). You can
search on Title, Author or Subject on either option.
the L/MC - use the L/MC’s computer; click on Book Search, then
choose your search method. (There are Catalogue Search
instructions next to the computer.)
your home - go to St. Andrew’s web page: www.standrewatscc.org,
click on Library, then on catalog and then on search.
L/MC is maintained by a Library Committee that reports up
through the Christian Education Committee. (We are always
looking for new members on the Library Committee and would love
to have you join us.)
try to keep the L/MC a simple, self-service environment. It’s
located off of the Fellowship Hall. The L/MC is your library.
When did you last visit? We hope you’ll stop in soon!
Books, CDs and Magazines can be found in our Library. For a
preview click on Media Center
on our web site.
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