Monday, March 08, 2010

The Rev. F. Scott Petersen Scholarship Fund

Scott was the first son of the Reformed Church of Prince Bay in 100 years to enter into ordained ministry. Today, however, there are 4 men from Scott's home church attending seminary.
Our family is honored that the consistory has established the Rev. F. Scott Petersen Fund to provide scholarships for seminarians from this church and that this will be an ongoing fund.

If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to The Reformed Church of Prince Bay, write Rev. F. Scott Petersen Fund in the memo line, and mail to:
The Reformed Church of Prince Bay
239 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309

Monday, March 03, 2008

Scott's Sermons

If you would like to listen to Scott's sermons, you will find them in the archives where they were originally posted: January-September 2006, and January-March 2007. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Memorial Service

This is the audio from the Memorial Service for Reverend F. Scott Petersen held at the Fairfield Reformed Church on Tuesday - August 7, 2007.

The main speaker is Scott's friend, Pastor Scott Nichols, with additional remembrances from the Rev. Peter Butler and Fairfield Reformed Church Elder Gus Matarazzo.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

1963 - 2007 - Eternity

The author of this blog has gone to meet the Author of Life.

On Saturday morning, the Rev. Franklin Scott Petersen passed from this world into eternity following unsuccessful surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Prayers are requested for his beloved wife, Deb and his two daughters, Emily and Sarah.

This quote from famed evangelist D.L Moody is an appropriate one.

"Someday you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of Northfield is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone higher, that is all--out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that sin cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned like His glorious body. I was born in the flesh in 1837; I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the Spirit will live forever."

This blog will remain open for a time as a testament to Scott's faith and faithfulness so that "by faith he being dead may yet speak..."

    Monday, July 23, 2007

    Just News

    I don't have much new to write about because the steroids I am on (which end Thursday!) make it hard to read new material (including Harry Potter!). I was able to attend church yesterday for the first time in a quite a while. I hope return to preaching the last Sunday in August. It all depends on my strength and clarity of mind. By September, things should be better. So far so good. What delayed my return to ministry was a reaction to the chemotherapy which produced high fevers. I am being tapered off the steroids, and so far no fevers. I still tire easily, but my appetite is increasing and I can walk with ease for short distances. That's it for now.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    I thought when I went home in June, I would begin the healing process. Little did I know that I would be hospitalized two more times for fever. After numerous tests, it was determined that I either had an unknown virus or more likely, an inflammatory response to the high dose chemo. Last week they put me on steroids which got rid of the fevers and allowed me to come home. Hopefully I will now have the opportunity to finally heal. I will be on the steriods for nearly a month.

    The struggle now is with tiredness, boredom, and the inability to read (steroids make your eyes blurry). I greatly appreciate the prayers and cards. God bless you all.

    Thursday, June 14, 2007


    My transplant doctor sent me home on Tuesday. Home is a wonderful thing. I am done with all my treatments, and now the doctors will keep a decreasing eye on me over the next two years. I am very weak (anemic), and cold most of the time. It should take about a month to get back to some semblance of normalcy. In the meantime, I watch tv and nap. Reading even magazines is too much for me. I can't wait to feel normal again. Thanks again for all the prayers and good will. It means a lot.