Eternal Father Strong to Save – 6/17/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Eternal Father Strong to Save June 17, 2018 Text: Psalm 107 Song: Eternal Father Strong to Save This morning we continue our summer focus on music with a request from Jim Kissell who requested Eternal Father Strong To Save – better known to some as

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Pray – 05/05/18

World As It Should Be Pray May 6, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Matthew 6:9-13 “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” God’s kingdom: the place where all have their daily bread the place where sins are forgiven, where the forgiven in turn

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Easter 2018 – 04/01/18

Easter 2018 April 1, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Psalm 22 The Marys walk to the tomb in darkness.  Physical darkness, as the shadows were still deep; spiritual darkness as their hearts remain heavy, lost, alone – still reeling from a

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Morning by Morning – 10/01/17

Walking with Moses Morning by Morning October 1, 2017 First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Exodus 16 Morning by morning they gathered the manna. Morning by morning. Reminds me of the line from that old hymn: Morning by morning new mercies I see  Morning by morning. A friend

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Stained Glass Embrace

Resurrection Hope – 4/23/17

  Resurrection Hope April 23, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9 When was the last time you rejoiced at your salvation?  When was the last time you woke up and said, “God loves me, God died for me, God rose for me, God rebirthed me,

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Waiting: Prayer – 11/27/16

Waiting – Prayer November 27, 2016 (Advent 1) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44  In the days to come… What days? Which days? I meditate on these advent prophecies and I get frustrated. Yes, I know we read them in the weeks before Christmas

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Sound of Silence – 06/12/16

Sound of Silence June 12, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Kings 19:9-18   Song: Sound of Silence I can’t read this passage without thinking of that song. I write sermons on Friday mornings down in my basement home office. My office is a calm, cozy,

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Ping Pong @ 2 AM – 5/01/16

Ping Pong @ 2 AM May 1, 2016 First Presbyterian Church – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: John 14:23-29  Many nights, usually between 2:30 and 3:00 in the morning I find myself wide awake, staring at the darkened ceiling and listening to the dogs snore. In the age before electric lights

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On Prayer – 3/13/16

On Prayer March 13, 2016 First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Psalm 27  If you hike high into the mountains of Tibet, you’ll find strings of prayer flags stretched across mountain passes, fluttering in visual vivid testimony to humanity’s desire to connect with our God. To be

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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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