Category Archives: Theology

Order of Service: Resurrection Sunday 2020

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Hallelujah! Though this way of conducting our worship services is not ideal, I hope that you are all still taking advantage of this resource as you worship from home. I am so thankful for each of you; I love you and miss worshiping together with you in the house of the Lord! But, whether we are together or apart, we belong to Christ, and in Him, we belong to each other! Let us now thankfully, and with hearts full of resurrection joy, worship our risen Lord with all of God’s saints around the world, with those who worship at His throne in heaven, and with all the holy angels in the glory of the Lord!

Call to Worship     Matthew 28:1-10

After this, whoever is leading worship (regularly the father or grandfather of the family) should pray for himself and his family as they join together to worship the Lord, that their attention would be captivated by the glory of God, and that they would rejoice together in the Lord. Continue reading

Pastoral Letter (04/09/20)

To my dear people,

I have been your Pastor for over a year now, and if you were to have asked me when I was leaving Pittsburgh if I thought in a year’s time I would be telling my people to stay home instead of coming to church, the answer would be a definite “no”. And that would have been foolish of me. We never know what is going to happen in the next year, month, week, day, hour, or moment. We make our plans, but it is the Lord Whose decree will stand. So, here we are, in the midst of this unexpected epidemic; and the best thing that we can do for ourselves and for each other is to be apart for now. Continue reading

Praying Our Theology: The Trinity

Perhaps the most distinguishing doctrine of the Christian faith is the belief in God as Trinity. Sadly, it is also one of the most neglected of Christian doctrines; indeed, it is lamentable that so many Christians do not have a basic understanding of Who God is as Trinity. Because of this, many end up worshiping a generic deity whom they call “God”, and who has nothing to do with the God Who Is – He Who has revealed Himself in the written Word of the Old and New Testaments. God is Who He has revealed Himself to be – God in Trinity – and thus, when we pray we must be cautious that we are addressing Him as He is, or else we’re idolaters. Continue reading