"Sabbatical at GMPC"

In anticipation of pastor Gretchen's sermon series and her upcoming sabbatical we will offer weekly quotes that reflect the essence of the sabbath.


The word sabbatical is drawn from sabbath. The Hebrew word for sabbath means “to close or rest” and is connected with the last day of creation when God rested. (Genesis 2:3) God both models and commands sabbath rest for his people: “Remember the sabbath to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)


October 15

It must be remembered that the Sabbath is not an occasion for diversion or
frivolity . . . but an opportunity to mend our tattered lives.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, Sabbath







Please take a moment to look through the booklet Our Sabbatical Journey and the calendar bookmark of After Church Fall activities to become familiar with how GMPC will practice sabbath this fall.  If you have questions please talk to a committee member: Maida Blythe, Judy Dersch, Bill Heitsmith, Nancy Montgomery, or Bob Zachman.      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~