Posterity Will Serve Him

I have already exceeded the time I expected to spend as your Interim pastor. It has all been good.

The first year was the source of great joy, as Elayne and I revived old friendships and formed new ones. A friend who visited with us before Covid-19 shut us down recently said, “Worth, I was impressed. You have a great congregation.” I told her that she was right and that I would pass on the compliment. Now I have.

I hope you know that you are special. It matters how you see yourselves. If you see yourselves as a church on the decline, you will decline, but if you see yourselves as a church brought together to God to serve the present age into the future that is coming to us in him, then the possibilities are unlimited. Remember, God has a way of choosing the least and the least likely and then doing great things through them. Of course, you are far from the least. If you were a developing congregation, any pastor would be encouraged to serve as your pastor. He or she would be stunned by your resources. Your location and your physical plant are second to none. Very few churches of your size can equal your commitment to stewardship. And you possess Spiritual gifts and dedication. Spiritual gifts without dedication mean nothing. Gifs coupled with dedication can change the world. Continue reading

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Humility: Who Needs It?

Psalm 25:1-10, Mark 1:9-15

I have a friend who is a  very successful and multi-talented person. When he attended high school, he played short-stop on a State Championship Baseball Team, and he also represented North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl, starting at wide receiver. He is the kind of guy that can play golf once a year, and still shoot in the ’70s when he does. He is more than an athlete. He has also enjoyed good careers in retail and as a policeman right here in Winston-Salem. At present, in his late 60’s, he travels the world training America’s allies in Africa and the Middle East in marksmanship and anti-terrorism techniques. He has a lot going for him. I once asked him his favorite song. He didn’t answer. He just started to sing:

Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way
I can’t wait to look in the mirror,
‘cause I get better looking each day.

To know me is to love me
I must be a (heck) of a man
Oh Lord It’s hard to be humble,
But I doin’ the best that I can.

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Drive Thru Communion

Bring your own communion elements.

Sunnyside Ministry Donations Needed:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Powdered Milk

All canned foods and pantry items are always welcome.

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Psalms for Lenten Wednesdays

We will gather each Wednesday during Lent at 6:50 p.m. via Zoom Meeting.  The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m., and last not more than 20 minutes.  Contact frieschurch6@gmail.com to be added to the Zoom invite.

February 17, Psalm 1

February 24 Psalm 16

WORKSHEET FOR PSALM 16

March 3 Psalm 32

March 10 Psalm 51

March 17 Psalm 103

March 24 Psalm 139

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Message Title: Our Life, God’s Light

Mark 9:2-9, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

In the story of the Transfiguration, there are three sets of players and one big reveal. Continue reading

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