“Failure is Impossible”

Transfiguration, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents’ Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras … Pick your celebration! TODAY we’re celebrating the launch of our new web site — on the birthday of Susan B. Anthony. Born on February 15, 1820, her famous last public words, “Failure is impossible,” still inspire those who work and wait for […]

This Far By Faith

A Dialogue Between Deborah A. Block, Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, and Margaret E. Towner, Honorably Retired  Covenant Conference 2006 Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH Friday, November 10, 2006 Deborah Block is pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, WI, where she has been on staff since 1978.  A graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary […]

What Unties Presbyterians

Deborah A. Block Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee Executive Committee Member, Covenant Network of Presbyterians  Address to the Covenant Network Commisioner Convocation Dinner 215th General Assembly Denver, May 23, 2003 In Milwaukee we call them the Uecker seats. Waayyy in the back roowww! Not Denver’s Mile High but a mile back! Named for the beloved […]

Who? What? Why?

Who? What? Why? Welcoming Remarks to the Covenant Network Commissioner Convocation Dinner 214th General Assembly, Columbus, OH June 14, 2002 Deborah Block Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee The word of God to the people of God last Sunday holds some good words for us this evening. An Old Testament call story, God to Abram and […]

On Webs (and Networks) of Hope

Welcome and Introductory Remarks to the COVENANT NETWORK CONFERENCE November 1, 2001  Deborah A. Block July 11 was a beautiful, warm, clear-blue sky, picture-perfect day in New York– the kind of day when everyone loves New York.  I had that day in New York to savor.  An unapologetic and conspicuous tourist: sensible shoes, camera, Land’s […]


1999 Covenant Conference Closing Worship, November 6, 1999 Sermon WWPD? Micah 6:6 – 8; Matthew 23: 1-12 Deborah A. Block Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church Milwaukee A child comes home from school, filled with the day, eager to show and tell. Elie Weisel recounts the memory of his mother’s words. She didn’t ask who he had […]