Posts made in August, 2012

“Membership Has Its… Obligations”

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is based on Luke 14:1-27, and covers the topic of racism and immigration, to some degree.  It was delivered at the Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester, PA on August 12, 2012 One week ago today, we heard of Wade Michael Page a forty-year-old white male who walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple and opened fire, killing six before turning the gun on himself.  One news website stated that “Page was a white supremacist and leader of a band that spewed hateful lyrics… . Wade Michael Page was a man who harbored contemptible racist beliefs. He wore a tattoo that...

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Community Center News

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in Community Center

Seasons at the CCC While I get ready to celebrate my 1 year anniversary of employment at the church (already??), I am thinking about this and the next few seasons here at the Community Center. It was a hot start to July outside, but the Community Center has been just right inside!  Several groups have taken advantage of the AIR CONDITIONED gym, lounge and classrooms to host their events, camps and gatherings. One person who had the lounge and gym reserved for a graduation party on the hottest day in July said, “Thank God we booked your place ~ our guests will be comfortable instead of out in...

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Greetings From the Netherlands

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in News & Events

Dear Friends in Christ, It was a pleasure to be with you this past June. Andrea and I think and pray for you often, and it is a joy to see you even if it is just for a few days. There are several things happening at Tyndale this summer. New students are taking summer Greek. They have left their homes mid-June and are now at Tyndale for their first year of studies. There are 13 in the class this summer from countries such as:Netherlands,Ghana,Ethiopia,Serbia,Myanmar, andKazakhstan. We have new personnel arriving. Our new President, Mark Garavaglia and his family will arrive July 27. Alicia,...

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Caspar’s Corner – Rev. Edwin Anders

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in Church News, Ministries

The funeral services for Rev. Edwin S. Anders were held on February 13, 1937 – 75 years ago – in the Towamencin Schwenkfelder Church.    It is recorded in the March 1937 Schwenkfeldian that a large crowd attended the services.  The magazine provides an editorial on his passing, a sketch of his life, and the sermon preached at his funeral by Rev. Levi Hoffman.  This Caspar’s Corner provides highlights from these pages as we re-discover a pastor of our church who served faithfully from the latter half of the nineteenth century to well into the twentieth century. Rev. Edwin Anders was born July...

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