Entries by Bernt Hillesland

Shabbat: Joys and Challenges

(words from a local Jewish studies teacher who plans to join our adult forum for a session … excerpt from a reply to Pastor Bernt’s questions about Sabbath) Bernt, your astute question about the joys and challenges of practicing Shabbat brought much to the surface for me as I reflected on your email. Just about […]

September Sunday Schedule 2021

We look forward to Sundays together this Fall!  The planned schedule, beginning September 12, will be: 8:30-9:15 Adult Forum on zoom – use the worship link.  Beginning topic will actually be Sabbath, Sundays and Time Management. 9:30-10:15 Zoom Service of the Word with organ. 10:30-11:15 Outdoor Service with Communion in the backyard, followed by fellowship […]

About the Kyrie Hymn

by Pastor Bernt On many Sundays in the church year, especially during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent, we open with the singing of Kyrie eleison, Greek for “Lord have mercy.” We alternate “Lord” and “Christ” and sometimes also prayers for peace.  We sing it repeatedly, even nine “have mercies” total (I read in […]

Now hiring: Music Director / Organist

Interested?  Send resumes to: hiring@flcpa.org The basics: a part time position, generally 15-20 hrs/week, exempt, salaried. Initial one year contract. Reports to: the pastors.  Four weeks vacation, including four Sundays.  Salary: starts at 40,000, depends on experience. Professional development fund. Experiences such as grace and deep joy may be best expressed through music. That’s what […]

Generous backpack donations

We recently collected school supplies and donations for kids at St Elizabeth Seton School. Due to the generous donations from FLCPA members we had a record year for this project. Twelve backpacks, a large box of supplies and $1,405 checks totaling $3,125 were donated to families who could not afford to purchase them. One can […]