Imagine – 6/24/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Imagine June 24, 2018 Text: Revelation 21:1-8 Song: Imagine by John Lennon & Yoko Ono Imagine a new world, a different world… A utopia – a perfect world where everyone lives in a spirit of peace and generosity with everyone else. There’s no reason to

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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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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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Love Them Like Jesus – 6/03/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Love Them Like Jesus June 3, 2018 Text: John 13:34-35 Song: Love Them Like Jesus by Mark Hall & Bernie Herms   Just love.  Love them like Jesus.  Its that easy.  Its that hard. Mark Hall, the lead singer and principle song writer of Casting

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Memorial Day 2018 – 05/27/18

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 May 27, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: John 3:16 What does it mean to believe in something so fiercely you’re willing to die for it?  What does it mean to believe so deeply in Jesus Christ you’re no longer afraid of death? In January of 1776,

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The Crazy Experiment (Pentecost – 5/20/18)

The Crazy Experiment May 20th, 2018 (Pentecost) Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Acts 2 Every time I read the Luke’s account of Pentecost I wonder what it was like for those disciples who’d experienced it.  What was it like to be in that room with the sound like a rushing wind? 

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Act – 05/13/18

World As It Should Be Act May 13, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Luke 24:44-53 After Jesus’ resurrection the disciples remain together.  I find this sort of amazing.  They’ve lost the day-to-day leadership of their leader.  They’re in danger of arrest by religious and secular authorities alike.  Why not get

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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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Listen – 4/29/18

The World As It Should Be Listen April 29, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana; First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Acts 8:26-40 An angel of the Lord said to Philip … and Philip listens. A few years ago a friend of mine, Jason Storbakken started a bible study

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Freedom – 04/22/18

The World As It Should Be Freedom April 22, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana; First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 So last week I shared with you a story – from the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio – about a boy named Auggie and his friend

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