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January 22, 2015

It’s 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning as I write this.  The Church / Parish House is  an empty warming building whose silence is broken only by the telephone calls from those who know there is no way for them to negotiate their icy driveways or roads to even attempt to make it to Church.  Oh what a great sermon…what great music…what a wonderful teaching session I had prepared.  Oh well!

Mornings like this hammer home some realities that makes the proverb “God always forgives but nature never forgives” more than a slogan for a bumper sticker.

Treacherous weather is a reminder that all our well reasoned plans can be altered in a nano-second.  We are not the rulers of our destinies.  And while I admit that for a few moments, while I was sliding sideways down Spring St. S into Rt. 35, I may very well have been praying more fervently than ever, this is also a time, at least for me, to remember that whether it is my own life’s journey, or that of a dying mentally ill parent, or that of an energetic and spiritually growing parish, none of us walks (drives) alone. 

Our life, our time, our being truly is in God’s hands.  That makes for comfort and courage.  Our parish doesn’t walk alone.  For this I am thankful!


Don’t miss this recent Ledger article about the great work being done by the St. John’s and South Salem Presbyterian Church Youth Groups! 

And another!  Article re Youth Group


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Upcoming Events

This Month’s Events

Date/Time Event
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Parish Annual Meeting
St. John’s Church, South Salem NY
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Vestry Meeting
St. John’s Church, South Salem NY

Upcoming Liturgies

Date/Time Event
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Church School
St. John’s Church, South Salem NY
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Holy Eucharist at St. John’s
St. John’s Church, South Salem NY
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Chapel, South Salem NY