Fred Foy’s Fealties – December 2021

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Interim Pastor the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang Monthly Letter

Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Luke 21:29-31 Dear Eastminster Friends, The season of Advent is […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun. 21 Nov 2021

This weekend “we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,” to use a lyric from an old Gospel hymn. Our abundant joy translates into an overflowing generosity and we, as those Macedonians of old, give first to the Lord. Thank you for your support of the Kingdom work of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in the giving […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun.7 Nov 2021

This weekend EPC begins our stewardship emphasis, “Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity.” Alan and Laura Doshier will be sharing their story of giving with us at all our services this week. Rollin Raymond will do the same next weekend. I always look forward to hearing people’s experience with sharing their gifts, talents, and resources. Thank you! […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – November 2021

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Interim Pastor the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang Monthly Letter

Dear Eastminster Church Family, The apostle Paul begins our stewardship season theme verses with the words, “We want you to know, brothers and sisters…” I join with the Steward-ship Team in eagerly inviting you to continue the path of a faithful steward. Our theme this year is Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity with a focus on […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun. 31 Oct 2021

Ecclesia Reformata Semper Reformanda, The Church Reformed Always Reforming These words have been a rallying point for Protestants since the days of the reformation. Today we celebrate our church heritage and traditions, and aptly, with the pipes! When Cecily, the boys and I lived in Edinburgh, we were always hearing bagpipes. On my daily walk […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun. 24 Oct 2021

Thank you for hearing my thoughts on the ‘Back to Basics’ of PRAY, ATTEND, GIVE, INVITE. These are just a few of the ideas we hold as important. In our worship times this weekend, I will be turning our attention on THE most important thing (or rather person)—JESUS .Just Give Me Jesus! That’s not only […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun. 17 Oct 2021

We are at the end of the “back to basics” ideas I asked us to consider as we started our interim journey together. They were: PRAY, ATTEND, GIVE, INVITE. At our worship times this weekend, I will be looking at the last one, INVITE. So often we have a negative connotation of evangelism and we […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – Sun. 10 Oct 2021

One thing to know about me is that I like coffee! Of course, living in Kenya greatly influenced (and spoiled) me. I do try to be health conscious limiting my intake, but some days it takes quite a bit to get me through. I discovered there is a Starbucks dangerously close to the church. The […]

Fred Foy’s Fealties – October 2021

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Interim Pastor the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang Monthly Letter

Dear EPC family, Well, I think we’re off to a good start—y’all haven’t fired me and I haven’t quit! I even survived my initial session meeting… and, I have begun to make friends with some really important people here at the church, the cookie team. One has to establish priorities from the get go! Kidding […]