I just received a call from Joe Deutsch, Sun morning Jan 24 about 9:20 a.m., sharing with me and wanting you, his church family, to know that his Mom is in a compromised health state due to Covid and is on a ventilator at Wilmington Hospital. I assured him of our prayers and positive thoughts. I will keep you updated as Joe passes along updates to me. Tough news! –df

Silverside Sunday Morning Online, Jazz Brunch BYOB*, January 24 2021. “A Way Out of the Darkness of Religious Persecution.” Dr David Albert Farmer, Preacher.


Silverside Sunday Morning Online. January 3 2021. “Reflections on Our Past, Present, and Future,” Bill Englehart, Guest Speaker.

A longtime member of Silverside Church, Bill is the current Chair of Council, which is the congregation’s leadership team. A business professional in the printing industry, Bill has lifelong involvement in church music and for much of his life music outside the church—notably Rock’n Roll as a saxophone performer.

“Comfort, Comfort My People,” Says Our God. Silverside Sunday Morning Online. December 6 2020. Rev David Albert Farmer, PhD, Preacher and Pastor.

Knowledge and Ethics: Are There Limits? Sermon theme suggested by Dr. E. Carson Brisson. Silverside Sunday morning online. November 22 2020. Dr. David Albert Farmer, Preacher and Pastor.

On Not Taking People and Significant Experiences for Granted. Sermon Theme Suggested by Michael McKnight. Michael McKnight, guest pianist. Silverside Sunday Morning Online, November 8 2020. David Albert Farmer, Ph.D., Preacher and Pastor.

Marc Chagall, lithograph, 1960, “Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law”

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

Aldous Huxley

When the Weight of the World Stops Resting and Decides to Reside on Your Shoulders. Silverside Online. Sunday Morning, November 1 2020. Dr David Albert Farmer, Preacher and Pastor.

I worry about you a great deal, Mma.[Mrs.]. I worry that you will take all the cares of the world on your shoulders and that you will collapse under the weight. I worry that you will open your heart to so many people that eventually it will be full—crowded—and it will stop because there is no room for the blood to go round. I am worried that you will look after so many people that you will forget that there is one person who also needs looking after, and that person is you, Mma. I am worried about all these things.” 

Alexander McCall Smith, The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine