Sitting Shiva – 10/28/18

Sitting Shiva  October 28, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: Job 23    The Psalmist writes:  Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, you are there;  If I make my bed in the depths, you are there;  If

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On Suffering – 10/14/18

On Suffering  October 14, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: Job 1:1, 2:1-10    Saturday morning over coffee, Rev. Nosheen Khan, who is visiting Eastminster Presbytery from Pakistan, told this story about a member of the Christian community in Gujranwala, the Pakistani city she calls home and where she works

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From Disorder to Order – 10/7/18

From Disorder to Order  October 7, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 5:13-20; 3:16-17    I know we just read the end of James, but I’m still stuck in the middle – back in chapter 3 to be exact, chapter 3 verse 16 to be even more precise:   

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Pass Me Not – 8/5/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Pass Me Not August 5, 2018   Text: Luke 18:35-19:10 Song: Pass Me Not by Fanny Crosby As we dive back into our series focused upon music we find ourselves with a hymn by Fanny Crosby, one of America’s greatest hymn writers.  Born in 1820

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Bridge Over Troubled Water – 6/10/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Bridge Over Troubled Water June 10, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Psalm 23 Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon Troubled water… This song – written by Paul Simon in the late 1960’s and then covered by Elvis in 1970

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A Healing Proclamation – 6/18/17

Growing with God A Healing Proclamation June 18, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Psalm 19:1; Luke 19:40 Many years ago my friend Matt Krivich and I decided to build a garden on the roof of The Bowery Mission, a seven-story walk up of a homeless

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Christmas Eve – 12/24/16

Christmas Eve 2016 December 24, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 1:46-55; Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 7:14 We watched Charlie Brown Christmas the other night. I saw this moment and said, this is it, this is the essence of Christmas. When we strip away all

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Justice & Anger

All Request Summer Sermon Series Micah 6:8; Anger July 17, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Micah  This week’s all request summer sermon series starts with a scripture – Micah 6:8, a favorite of Kay Evans – and continues with an emotion – anger – submitted by

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The Practice of Service – 10/18/15

The Practice of Service October 18, 2015 First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Mark 10:35-45 Over the last few weeks we’ve been following Scott Parker as he visits with churches and refugees in the Kurdish area of Northern Iraq. Most of the refugees are moderate Muslims, government

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Prayers for Freedom – 9/13/15

September 9 – 12, First Presby had the privilege of hosting Eyes of Freedom, a traveling memorial to Marines in Ohio’s Lima Company who died in Iraq during a particularly costly deployment in 2005. On September 13, First Presby hosted Prayers for Freedom, a special service of prayer for those

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