Worship with us Sunday, December 29 at 10:00 AM! Sing Christmas carols accompanied by our praise band, and reflect on stories of Jesus and his family. The video has more details: #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #Christmas #Worship
Luke 2:1–20 In Need of a Savior I like to think of myself as a decent swimmer, but on two occasions when I was younger I nearly drowned. Once was when I was a teenager. My sister and I got caught in a rip tide on a deserted stretch of beach in North Carolina. We managed to swim to shore safely, but the other time was a few years later in the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. The snow melt that feeds the river is warmed by the geysers and hot springs in the park. There’s a spot where the river cascades down some smooth rocks, picks up speed as it flows through a narrow gorge and then empties into a wide and very deep pool before continuing on its way. My friends and I went swimming
There was this guy in the Bible named John the Baptist, a wild, God-intoxicated desert dweller. He'd warn anyone who'd listen that they'd better change their ways. "Turn or burn!" he preached. He also claimed that someone greater than he was waiting in the wings. When he takes the stage, said John, he'll baptize people "with the Holy Spirit and with fire." In my sermon Sunday I spent a little time wondering what this "baptism by fire" might be. Foresters sometimes set fires intentionally on the lands they manage. These controlled burns clear the forest floor of dead wood, thus limiting the fuel for any future forest fires and limiting their potential damage. Controlled burns can also stimula
Arts and crafts in the Welcome Center; Maria Trevor playing the harp at the 11:00 AM service, and so much more! The video has all the details: (Parking's thataway!) #Advent #Worship #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #Peace
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