Sunday, Feb. 28 Worship Service

Click on the link below for the Sunday Worship service in Fellowship Hall.   You can follow along with the Sunday Bulletin in the email sent to you from the church (which also contains the video link). Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church Live Stream - YouTube We have Guest Pastor Tony Winter of Thonotosassa with us today.… Continue reading Sunday, Feb. 28 Worship Service

August 30 – Bless and Do Not Curse

I have a problem with anti-racism. When we attempt to tear something down, to rip something from society, even something as evil as racism, unintended consequences follow. It is like cutting out a Stage 4 cancer; adjacent organs are harmed in the process. The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, proposed a more… Continue reading August 30 – Bless and Do Not Curse

August 23 – One Body

Being a faithful community is at best difficult. Paul told the Church in Rome that to do so they needed to live sacrificially, counter-culturally, and humbly. So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.Romans 12:5 The current pandemic provides an object lesson on the merits… Continue reading August 23 – One Body

August 9 – Shameless

When we baptize people we expect them or their parents to do some amazing things: Turn from sin and renounce evil in the world; Turn to Christ Jesus and trust in his grace and love; Be Christ's faithful disciple obeying his word and showing his love; and Live the Christian faith. For an individual Christian,… Continue reading August 9 – Shameless

June 28 – Freedom for …

20 mph on wet winding way

Imagine if you could drive however fast you wanted without any consequence. No speed limits. No radar traps. And no speeding fines. Of course a few people would use our freeways as their personal race tracks: treating other drivers as if they were competitors to be beaten, even run off the road. And others would… Continue reading June 28 – Freedom for …

Mar. 29 – Cabin Fever

Snow bound cabin in the woods

Are you starting to feel that this virus has you under house arrest? Are you working from home? Have all of your usual groups and meetings have been canceled or become virtual meetings? Even when out walking people avoid you, well everyone? Thank you for helping to limit the spread of this pandemic! This week… Continue reading Mar. 29 – Cabin Fever

Mar. 15 – Building Character


Worship on-line only starting this week due to COVID-19. Many people view suffering as a path to developing compassion, empathy, and character. Preparing for Worship Hymn “Do Not Turn Away the Children” Click the hymn title for the words. On that page you may click "MIDI" to hear music to sing along with. … we… Continue reading Mar. 15 – Building Character

Passing the Peas of Christ

My worship notes for our weekly ritual of passing the Peace of Christ with one another reminds me and our liturgist to allow 30 seconds for people to greet one another. It probably should say allow a couple of minutes. We observe this ritual immediately following our confession of sin before God and one another.… Continue reading Passing the Peas of Christ

Love Your Neighbor

Hurricane Irma has encouraged us to worship differently this Sunday. Instead of gathering in one place, please use technology (phone or Skype) to connect with a friend. Call to Worship Based on Psalm 148 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song in the assembly of the saints. Let Israel rejoice in their… Continue reading Love Your Neighbor

Burning Coals

The executive officer on my ship would begin his daily meeting with us junior officers by grilling one of us. We never knew who would be on the hot seat or what minor infraction he had perceived. He seemed to be calling out smoke to see what fire he could ignite. About that time I… Continue reading Burning Coals