Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 12 March 23, 2020 The Fruit of the Disposable

I am hearing reports from people in the health care industry of a critical shortage of protective masks. This has a great many health care workers worried about their own protection as well as the protection of their patients. In some cases, I am told, these masks are having to be reused until new supplies […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 11 March 16, 2020 Corona Virus: Unintended Consequences

We are inundated by fear of the Corona Virus. My heart goes out to the survivors of those who have died from this illness as well as those who are ill from this. We need to be prudent in guarding people from this. My reading indicates that for only a few people in certain age/health […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 10 March 9, 2020 Consistency

Recently I went on a short trip for a commission meeting for the Reformed Church. I love these meetings. They give me chances to do good work for the Reformed Church in America as well as catch up with old friends who are also on the same commission. We work hard, and have time to […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 09 March 2, 2020 Giving Up Things For Lent

“What are you giving up for Lent?” That was a question that I remember people asking me since grammar school. Usually the answers were very similiar, “candy, sweets, desserts.” I remember in high school religion a priest asked each of us what we were giving up for Lent. One classmate was given several major detentions […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 08 February 24, 2020 A Cocoon is a Deacon

I realize that it is unusual to have a cocoon as a church deacon. Cocoons are usually not baptized, much less made into deacons. In this case a church member was ordained as a deacon and only later became a cocoon. Maybe this needs a bit more of an explanation. One of our premier deacons […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 07 February 17, 2020 The Village Has A New Look

It was a joy to celebrate the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law yesterday. Months of planning and preparation ended in a wonderful celebration. It was perfect. A few things did not go as planned but it was a spectacular celebration. In truth, this was their second wedding. The first was a small, private one, […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 06 February 10, 2020 Princes

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 06 February 10, 2020 Princes This past week it seems that all I heard about was the Senatorial Impeachment trial of president Trump. Friends of mine on Facebook are both de-crying and celebrating the acquittal. Likewise, I am reading some who applaud Senator Mitt Romney […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 05 February 3, 2020 Celebrity Idol Worship

Coby Bryant and eight others died a week ago. Among the deceased is Coby’s 13-year old daughter. This is an absolute tragedy. It should not have happened. We should not be having to grieve the loss of people so young. I don’t follow basketball but there are thousands, if not millions, of fans who looked […]

Monday Ministerial Musings By Rev. Mark William Ennis Blog Number 03 January 20, 2020 Baptismal Entrance or Exit?

It was a joy to participate in my grandson’s baptism this past Sunday. I remembered the joy that I felt more than thirty years ago when I baptized my daughters. Now, I participated and watched my daughter baptize her son.  I don’t know how many baptisms I have done in thirty-five years of ministry. It […]