Pastor’s Email College Devotion, April 10. 2016

Pastor’s Email College Devotion

The Week of Easter 3

April 10, 2016

To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit.  (1 Corinthians 12:8)

             On Saturday, we experienced what I believe was our “onion snow” for the year.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Onion snow is a term particular to the state of Pennsylvania originated by the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and language, and refers to a snowfall that occurs after the spring onions have been planted.”  It is a quaint cultural tradition that I ask you to think about for a few moments in this way….   What are the “onion snows” in your life that signal new plantings of experiences and knowledge, and which suggest times of transition and growth for you?  You should be surrounded by such experiences in a college environment.  Remember that God is always the source of positive and healthy growth in your life, whether it is through faith reflection, or through the miracles of the created world that has blessed you with your body, soul and a mind that has the capacity to think.

And as always, remember make choices that you and your loved ones will be proud of.


God of all knowledge, there are so many decisions to make, and I don’t know what to do. You said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do ask. So I humbly ask that You would pour wisdom into my mind today, and may the right choices be clear as I discern Your will. 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.