Pastor’s Email College Devotion, November 1, 2015

Pastor’s Email College Devotion

The Week following All Saints’ Day

November 1, 2015


Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgements he has uttered.  (Psalm 105:5, NRSV)


As I watch Game 5 of the World Series, I am trying to channel the spirit of the 1969 Miracle Mets.  KC is clearly the better team top to bottom, but the Orioles were clearly the better team in ’69, too, and that didn’t stop my Mutts.  Hope springs eternal.  As the phrase was coined in ’69 … “Ya Gotta Believe.”

I know you believe … in more important things than Major League Baseball.  But do you believe in miracles?  I experienced one last week, when I left my day planner on the trunk hood  of my car and drove out of a parking lot, forgetting it was there, resulting in it falling off onto the road somewhere outside of Linglestown.  Someone actually found it … called the number of a person on a business card they found in my day planner … and that person knew me and brought the day planner back to the church for me.  A bona fide “miracle” in my eyes.  Humans were involved of course, but most of the miracles in the Bible have humans involved in the thick of it.

So what do you think about miracles?  Have you ever experienced something miraculous, in which you felt blessed by the hand of God in a completely unexpected and almost incomprehensible way?  I hope so.  It is a pretty nice feeling.

Today in church we remembered a few dozen people who have died in our church and our families this past year.  It was All Saints’ Sunday.  Why not take a moment or two to remember the saints in your life?

Happy studying … and as always, make choices that you and your loved ones will be proud of.


Dear God, remind me that you are at work in the world and in my life, sometimes in ways that I cannot comprehend.  Give me eyes of sight to see your miraculous presence all around me.  Amen.


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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.