postcards from sabbatical – week 9

postcards from sabbatical – week 9

Dear Faith Friends, All five members of the family (husband, two daughters, the dog, me) made a very familiar drive from Indianapolis to Grand Lake, CO.  The second year Gene and I were married, we bought a cabin about the size of my office at Faith that’s half...
postcards from sabbatical – week 8

postcards from sabbatical – week 8

Dear Faith Friends, The three flights and 30 hours of travel that got us from Athens to Washington, DC, weren’t as bad as we expected.  We were thankful for that because it meant that we could really enjoy the time with at the Shipman reunion. Every year, for 27...
July 16 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

July 16 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

What has happened to Wonder? Psalm 8 As I began this week to write this sermon, all I could think of was the old Learner and Loewe’s song from Camelot: I wonder what the king is doing tonight? What merriment is the king pursuing tonight? The candles at the court, they...
postcards from sabbatical – week 7

postcards from sabbatical – week 7

Dear Faith Friends, We had four wonderful and rich (and very hot!) days in Athens.  The Acropolis was our first stop.  The beauty and immensity of the Acropolis, the Hadrian Wall, all of the temples, and – especially – the Parthenon are remarkable. The...
July 9 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

July 9 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

Are You Comfortable in your Skin? Philippians 4:2-20 A year ago or so Shaquille O’Neal, the well know and accomplished basketball player first for the Orland Magic and finally for the Boston Celtics, was featured in an advertisement for Dial soap where he told the...