Why Give? – 11/24/19

Why Give? November 24, 2019 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 I come before you this morning extremely grateful for you. I am humbled at the privilege of being your pastor. I am humbled at the invitation you extend to enter your homes and hospital rooms, to journey with

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Bread of Life – 8/06/17

Growing with God Bread of Life August 6, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 6:35  A few weeks ago I discovered this incredibly sweet video by filmmaker and Youtube star Meir Kay. You may have seen it – apparently it was all over Facebook and the

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Reflections on a Mustard Seed – 7/09/17

Growing with God Reflections on a Mustard Seed July 9, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 13:31-32 One of my favorite memories growing up was the annual Nelson family summer feast.  It usually happened in late July or early August.  In our household we anticipated this

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Toward a New Earth – 4/24/16 (Earth Day)

Toward a New Earth April 24, 2016 (Earth Day) First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Revelation 21:1-8  Every night at our house, when both of Elisabeth and I are home, we divide the evening’s labor. One of us reads Eric his bedtime story and snuggles him to sleep.

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Stewards of Peace 11/22/15

Stewards of Peace November 22, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church Text: Colossians 3:1-17 In the back of the church memorial cabinet, mixed in with pictures of former pastors, our original communion ware and the silver trowels used to lay various cornerstones, is a yellowing paper in a

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Faith like a Widow 11/08/15

Faith like a Widow’s November 8, 2014 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Mark 12:38-44 Back when I was a seminary student I took a year off to train under a respected senior pastor who specialized in shepherding high net worth Presbyterian churches. He loved to reminisce about

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