Gifted with Story – 9/24/17 (Rally Day)

Gifted with Story September 23, 2017 (Rally Day) First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Out of his divine grace and mercy, our God has gifted us with story. If our building burned down. If our congregational leadership became embroiled in scandal. If our broader society stopped

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The Way of the Cross – 1/29/17

The Way of the Cross January 29, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: 1 Corinthians 1:23-31 As I read our passage earlier this week, an old hymn started going through my head.  In the cross of Christ I glory Towering o’er the wrecks of time All

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Fishing for People – 1/22/17

Fishing for People January 22, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 4:12-22 Back when I used to work with the homeless, the first thing we did when the homeless came in off the streets was let them sleep for three days.  Then, on the fourth day,

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Sowing Resurrection – 4/17/16

Sowing Resurrection April 17, 2016 First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Texts: Acts 9:32-43; John 10:22-42 READ ACTS 9:32-43 These two stories – the healing of the paralyzed Aeneas and the raising of the dead Tabitha (or Dorcas – depending on whether you’re speaking Hebrew or Greek) read

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Emaline Smith – 4/10/16

On April 10, 2016 Emaline Smith from The Needle’s Eye Christian Life Center in Youngstown joined First Presby for worship and updated the congregation on the agency’s work.  Located on the south side of Youngstown, The Needle’s Eye provides a range of support and counseling services for at risk children, families

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State of the Church 2016 – 2/14/16

State of the Church – 2016 February 14, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Acts 15:36 – 16:15  As we enter 2016 I am pleased to report that the state of First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana is faithful. We were faithful as we provided amazing support to

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Blind Bartimaeus

Roadside Voices 10/25/15

Roadside Voices October 25, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Mark 10:46-52  While driving around a few days ago, I found myself listening to a news program I rarely listen to. They were interviewing Vian Dakhil, a member of the Iraqi Parliament who represents the Yazidi

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