From The Pastor – June 2015

From the Pastor
To Our Graduates…

Bill Gates once gave a commencement speech to high Pastor Jerry Janiskoschool graduates about things they did not and will not learn in school. I share his thoughts with high school and college graduates alike.

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it.

Rule 2: The world does not care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.

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From The Pastor – May 2015

A Fish, Money, and Aluminum Cap

People bear witness to Christ and praise God in many ways. Some left their witness in the symbol of a fish on a mosaic floor, by money for a church, and on two Latin words inscribed on an aluminum cap.

In Memory of Jesus Christ

In 2005 the remains of an elaborate church floor mosaic were discovered in Megiddo, Israel. Archeologists deemed the 3rd century site to be the home of the Holy Land’s oldest known Christian church. Of special interest was an outline of a fish prominently displayed on a floor design. Continue reading From The Pastor – May 2015

A Slice of Infinity – Beauty in the Subway

Dale Henderson gives cello concerts in New York City subway stations because he fears the day when classical music will be no more. He plays for free, focusing primarily on Bach Solo Cello Suites because their “power and beauty unfailingly inspire great appreciation, joy and deep emotion in those who hear them.”(1) Some commuters stop and stare, curious or captivated, many having never heard a cello or Bach concerto before. For Henderson, the music is an offering of something meaningful, seeds for future generations of classical music admirers who would not otherwise know it, beauty well worth lugging his heavy cello down into the subways to protect. Continue reading A Slice of Infinity – Beauty in the Subway