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May 10, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter – A Persistent Witness

Acts 18:1-4 – Founding the church at Corinth.1 Corinthians 1:10-18 – Factions in the church and the word of the cross. We’re at another church founding today. Luke gives much less detailthan the last one. Thessalonica seems to go smoother, with conversions,and rougher, with pushback. And while the word argue may put us off tothe entire passage, as it may have last…

LEAF comes to First Presbyterian May 7th, 2020!

LEAF was founded in 2016 by seven Southern Illinois farmers, to support small sustainable farms. Our goals are two fold: to make ordering local food easier for busy customers; and to support small farmers by providing an online marketplace to sell their goods. Our group adheres to naturally grown and organic standards as a peer-to-peer regulated organization. We strive to…

I forgot why we I made this post…

Well, not really, but it made you click the link, so here we are.During these days of stress, shelter in place, and pandemic, you may have noted that we’re not all thinking as well as we have in the past. We’re forgetting what we went to get in the other room, sure, but pastors are…

May 3, 2020 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter – A Contrary Message

Acts 17:1-9 – Founding church at Thessalonica1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 – Paul’s message of thanks to the church at Thessalonica. Acts contains the story of the founding of a church. This is the founding of the church as Thessalonica, one of the churches that letters go to in the New Testament. The Way is new here. This will be the first church here.…

April 26, 2020 – The Third Sunday of Easter – Unrecognized

Acts 3:1-10 Healing at the Beautiful Gate; “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you, in the name of Jesus rise and walk.” Everywhere that Jesus goes, people know of his power. They recognize him, and they rush to bring the sick to Jesus. That’s how we would do it as well, I think. If we had…

An Update to Sunday Mornings

All,    We’re tweaking some more things for Sunday morning, so here’s the word. Sunday School will begin at 9 am on Zoom. We’ll use breakout rooms to have multiple classes going at the same time.  The youth have been meeting already on Google Meet, and this will replace that. This will restart our adult…

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday – With Terror and Amazement

Mark 16:1-8 Resurrection, empty tomb, and fleeing in fear. There is a meme about Jesus being a zombie. You can find it witheverything else, on the internet. In the 19th century, people were deathlyafraid of being buried alive, so much so that there were bells attached to astring that went into a coffin, so that if the buried person was alive, theycould…

Holy Week Worship

The last week of Christ’s life is busy. Each year we walk along with Christ through the last week of his life. We began by shouting Hosanna as Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. On Maundy Thursday we go to the upper room with Jesus and the disciples, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Worship is…