Le Penseur (The Thinker). Auguste Rodin. 1904

Béatrice and I were married at Eglise Réformé Pentemont, in central Paris, close to the home of her parents. It is an arrondissement close to our heart. And one of its corners closest to our hearts is the Musée Rodin. In the courtyard as one enters, it is this statute that predominates.

It was given its name ‘The Thinker’ by foundry workers involved in its casting. Later Rodin wrote “What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back and legs, with his clenched fists and gripping toes.”

The ‘all-in’ exercise and imperative of ‘thinking’ we understand well as Christians, particularly in our Reformed branch of the Church of Christ. As we continue through the twelfth chapter of his letter to the Romans, Paul uses forms of the verb ‘to think’ four times in one verse. And he applies the mind not just to Christian faith in general, but to Christian life as a community in particular. 

Have a look at the Order of Service below, and join us either in the sanctuary or by live-stream Sunday morning at    https://youtu.be/V13cHqaPKlU . Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston

The Order of Service and announcements are found below, with the hymns printed out further down the page. 

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