These brief worship services with pastoral meditations are appropriate for any informal setting or special occasion. They will be particularly helpful for those who plan worship services for health care centers, retirement homes, hospitals, and nursing homes.
The selected theme of each meditation and service are of broad interest to a wide age spectrum, but will have special meaning for older adults. Beringer uses both humor and narrative stories to enliven the message.
"Bright Intervals is a treasure trove for leaders of worship and inspirational occasions. It comprises forty moral and religious vignettes in the form of concise meditations, hymn stories, and personal reflections edited and prepared by the Rev. Robert A. Beringer, an experienced and effective pastor over three decades in suburban parish leadership and service."
F.L. Patton Professor of Preaching & Worship for 36 years
Princeton Theological Seminary
Robert A. Beringer is senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, New Jersey. He also serves as a visiting lecturer at Princeton Theological Seminary. For the past 25 years Beringer has been involved with the Presbyterian Homes of New Jersey, which cares for over 3,000 older adults. He is president of Shared Living Concepts of Metuchen/Edison, which sponsors a shared living residence for older adults who are not related. He has conducted hundreds of weekly worship services in nursing homes. He is a graduate of Cornell University and earned additional degrees at Princeton Theological Seminary.