Texts for October 2014

October 5: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 or Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
October 12: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
October 19: Exodus 33:12-23 or Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10;Matthew 22:15-22
October 26: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

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Education is what you’ve learnt when you’ve forgotten everything.

A note from Kimberley Fais,Director of Christian Education for Children and Youth

Dr. Simon Yarrow is an anesthetist in England. He taught me neuroscience during my junior year abroad. I don’t remember very much about neuroscience, but I do remember him telling me: “Education is what you’ve learnt when you’ve forgotten everything.” Somehow that’s fitting. Of course science is a good and worthwhile endeavor, the door to a world of awe and exploration . . . but he was right. This single sentence is probably the most important lesson he taught me. And even though I didn’t become a neuroscientist, his teaching inspires me every day, even in ministry at First Presbyterian Church.… Continue