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  Worship service is Live Streamed every Sunday at 11:15 AM.
 
** One on One, with Pastor Hoffman! **
                                                                            
 
There will be a live stream service every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube beginning at 11:15 AM.You can find the YouTube and FaceBook links at the bottom of this page.  
 
      The service will also be recorded for viewing on YouTube.
 
 
 
 
  
 
9We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.    
Colossians 1:9-14

Is there anybody out there who is tired of this coronavirus pandemic? Is there anybody getting impatient, wanting your life to return back to the way it was before COVID-19? We all  just want this to be over don’t we? However, in our impatience, we don’t want to rush into a situation where we will be dealing with more of this virus than ever. It’s so hard to know what is best, or who to listen to. Unfortunately, I’m convinced that as a result of COVID-19, life is never going to be the same. Even when the virus in not so widespread, even after there is a vaccine, social distancing may still be a common practice. And, the “good firm handshake” may not be as common as in the past.
 
Today, I want us to think about patience and endurance. Patience is something most of us could us a little more of isn’t it? In today’s world, we can place an Amazon order one day, and have exactly what we need the next day, delivered right to our door. In a world  where there is Instagram, instant coffee, instant Quaker Oats and instant everything, we seem to have become more impatient that ever. So, I have to wonder, what might God be teaching us in this current moment. We all want our lives to return to normal – to the way things used to be. We are so tired of masks and social isolation. We want our lives to return to back normal now, not 6 weeks  or 6 months or a year from now.  However, let’s be careful. Sure, it would be so nice to gather together for church activities as we used to do. Sure, it would be great to get together with lots family and friends for a party. But, patience my friends. Patient endurance is a quality must of us need to learn even in the best of times, and it’s especially necessary now. So, patience my friends. With God’s help, patience and endurance will get us through this time. And, it will also bring about a better outcome in the long run.  
May God strengthen us with all power, so that we may have great endurance and patience.   Amen
 
Be Well,
Pastor C.F.


 

  The next Darlington Food Pantry will be September 18 & 19 from 10-2pm


Offerings may be made by using the secure donate button on the bottom of this page or mail to:
 
The Galilean Presbyterian Church
201 Madison St. Box 247 
New Galilee Pa. 16141
Attention Treasurer Bill Moore.
 
Blessings & Stay Safe