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.
“With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” Colossians 3:16 (NRSV) “And sing, sing your hearts out to God!” (Colossians 3:16 from “The Message”) Singing praises to God is as old as humankind. From the beginnings of our history, the people of God have gathered to praise God musically. Way … Continue reading Psalms, Hymns, and SPiritual Songs—Old and New
[This message was given at Perinton Presbyterian Church on 101021, based on Titus 3:4-8, John 15:12-17. The sermon can be viewed on the Perinton Facebook page.] Who found whom? I was reared in a faith tradition that put great emphasis on finding Jesus. I don’t think he was ever lost. Even as a 12-year-old, the … Continue reading Who Found Whom?
[This message was given on September 19, 2021, at Perinton Presbyterian Church and can be watched and heard on Perinton’s facebook channel. Texts: Psalm 34:1-8 and 1 John 1:1-5.] Don’t you love apple trees this time of year? I do. So does Tom Brown. A retired chemical engineer, Brown has developed a love of apple … Continue reading The Word Became Flesh and Blook
I tire of hearing people tell where they were when they first heard that a commercial jet had flown into the north tower of the twin towers in downtown Manhattan on 9/11/2001. But the memories are fresh come every September 11. I remember the day well; I cannot forget that day. The 20th anniversary of … Continue reading 9/11 at 20 years