Harry J. Heintz loves sailing. And reading and writing. And his wife and family. And God. And baseball. And life. He has been writing for years, for sermons, teachings, and observations about life and faith. Friends and family have urged him to start a blog. With their help and encouragement, here goes.
[This message was delivered at the Community of the Savior in Rochester NY on July 25, 2021, based on Ephesians 3″14-21 and 2 Samuel 11. It can be watched had heard on the Community of the Savior site on Facebook.] Do you pray for churches? I do. Perhaps it’s because I have worked for churches. … Continue reading The Church Has a Prayer
[This message was delivered at Perinton Presbyterian Church on July 11, 2021, based on Luke 8:43-48. It can be seen and heard on the Perinton Presbyterian Facebook page. That version has some differences from the manuscript below, omitting some parts and adding others.] Touch has become a touchy subject. When I was a child, my … Continue reading Good Touch: Healing Touch
[This message based on Nehemiah 8:5-8-10 and John 4:19-26 was delivered on 7/4/21 at Perinton Presbyterian Church. It can be watched and heard on the church Facebook page or webpage.] “No new normal!” When I drive here, I pass a house with a sign on the lawn that says “No new normal!” I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Worshiping in Spirit and Truth
[This message, from Luke 4:31-37, was delivered at Perinton Presbyterian Church on June 27, 2021 and can be found in video form on Perinton’s facebook page. That form includes a brief interview with a mental health care professional and a photo of Sarah, who wrote the poem I read toward the end.] He went down … Continue reading Sticks and Stones