Luke 23:33-43

A King For Our Time

Last Sunday I, along with three other UCC ministers, participated in the installation service of the new pastor of the Church in the Gardens, in Forest Hills, Queens.  If you don’t know Forest Hills, it’s a gorgeous enclave of elegant Tudor mansions and manicured lawns.  You would hardly know you’re in New York City – which I think is the point. I had to get a special parking pass from the church office just to leave my car on the street because the streets in Forest Hills are private. That’s right. The streets are private. I was scandalized.