Reading the Bible in 180 Days

Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church will be reading the entire Bible together beginning Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. Each day for the next 180 days look for a post here with a link to the daily reading. If you subscribe to our blog, you will get an email delivered to you each morning at 6 AM. Or ask Susan… Continue reading Reading the Bible in 180 Days

One in Worship

Where have you worshiped? In my various roles in the church I have visited a wide variety of congregations. Visiting a very large congregation and sitting a pew towards the back of the sanctuary, worship felt as if it happened on the stage for the congregation to watch. The entire service was well polished and professional.… Continue reading One in Worship

Buckle Up

Many churches have a suit of armor for children to wear. Frequently this costume is used for a Bible school skit. In many cases this costume may have once taught Ephesians 6:10-20, an illustration to remind people to use all of the gifts that God has given us. Put on the whole armor of God,… Continue reading Buckle Up

Stay on Course

When a new writing arrives by messenger, how will you decide if you should use it for your work in the world? Imagine the date is a few decades after Jesus was crucified and resurrected and that you live beside the Aegean Sea, an area that hundreds of years in the future would become Greece and… Continue reading Stay on Course

Rally Day 2018

Ice Cream Sundae

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 26th when the Fellowship Committee hosts two Sunday morning events! Rally Day Pancake Breakfast, August 26th We will kick off Rally Day with a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. featuring Breakfast Sausage with Pancakes, and hot and cold drinks. Then we’ll all go to 10:00 a.m. worship. Talent… Continue reading Rally Day 2018

Live to Love

After the first Star Wars movies came out, whenever Alec Guinness appeared in public, people expected him to look, sound, and behave like the role he played in those movies. His fans had a hard time separating the person of Sir Alec Guinness from the fictional character, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Letter to the Ephesians urges Christians… Continue reading Live to Love

Finding Center

We live in a world constantly blown to and fro by varying opinions often backed by strong emotions. Our political leaders walk-back what they had said so frequently, sometimes even re-clarifying what had been restated a day earlier. Leaving many people to wonder what really is truth. The early church had similar problems: We must… Continue reading Finding Center

Hymn Sing

Music Notes On a typical Sunday we sing three hymns plus four responses. This Sunday we will sing 12 hymns —each requested by a congregation member— plus the choir will sing the benediction. Praying with Others Throughout July the sermon messages have related to praying with others. On July 15th Dr Ponrathi Athilingam spoke of… Continue reading Hymn Sing


You may have dined al fresco, but have you eaten al desko? Dining al fresco means to enjoy a meal in the open air, perhaps as at a picnic or a sidewalk cafe. My favorite memory of dining al fresco was at a roadside picnic table beside a babbling brook while being entertained by a curious… Continue reading Compassion

From the World’s Foundation

"When were you saved?" This question seeks a specific date, time, and place when the one took action to respond to God's grace, perhaps with a specific prayer. But the Letter to the Ephesians has a very different answer: just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should… Continue reading From the World’s Foundation