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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Renewal

This morning I want to talk to you about renewal.  Today, everybody is fascinated with renewing and refurbishing all kinds of things.

Dozens of TV shows extol the virtues of renewing old houses and old automobiles.  If you watch shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars, you have seen people like Mike and Frank and Danielle and Rick and Big Hoss renew everything from old cars, and signs and gas pumps to old jukeboxes and pinball machines.

In my life, I have renewed or restored several old cars and trucks, including a 1947 Chevy Fleetline, a 1960 MGA, and a 1966 Ford F100.  Cost–not much. Today, restoring cars and trucks has become so expensive that I have to content myself by renewing old typewriters.  I have more than a dozen old typewriters in my collection, and several have new platens. I simply took the old ones out–which is not as difficult as it sounds and mailed them off to have new rubber put on them. Continue reading

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Success: The By-Product of Something More

My favorite books are those which “contain a lot in a little.” They breathe a rarefied air into everyone who reads them, and this fresh and bracing oxygen serves to activate millions of hitherto unused brain cells.

“Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankel is one of those short books that hits hard and fast and keeps the reader thinking for a long, long time. It is 200 pages long, but it is divided into two parts, and most of the people who start it read at least the first part in a single sitting. Frankel was a Jew, and “Man’s Search for Meaning” is the story of his experience as a physician and psychiatrist who survived the Nazi death camps by working as a common laborer. Frankel lost everything in the camps, including his wife, his parents, and his siblings. Continue reading

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