The shortest verse in the Bible used to be John 11:35, “Jesus wept.” This verse was a friend to every child who ever had to compete in a Sunday school memory verse contest. Alas, the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible changed the verb tense from “Jesus wept” to “Jesus began to weep,” and doubled the length of the verse. What will the kids do now? A better question is, “What are those tears for?” Take a look at this interpretation of the raising of Lazarus by the Dutch
The monks and nuns of old isolated themselves from human society. Think of the stay-at-home order we’re under as a mandate to live a semi-monastic lifestyle for the next month. In the fourth century a monk named Evagrius identified eight bad thoughts that bedeviled monks and nuns in their struggle for perfection. Sometimes Evagrius would personify a bad thought as a demon. As we shelter in place, we would do well to beware of what Evagrius called “the noonday demon.” This fel
We can't gather in-person, but we will gather online this Sunday at 10:00 AM! Pastor Marvin will preach on Jesus's gifts of eyesight and insight. A small and mighty team of musicians will help us praise God. Check out the video for more details:
Our minister and worship leaders will stream Sunday worship though our YouTube channel on March 22 at 10:00 AM. Just search for us on YouTube: First Presbyterian Church - Columbia MO. The service will be uploaded to our Facebook page shortly afterward. Find us on Facebook: @fpccolumbia. Grace and peace to you! Marvin
You can now find Pastor Wally's Wednesday evening presentations on the Enneagram on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Download the Zoom app and join the meeting here. Wally's talk on the Givers and the Performers begins Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 PM.
Dear friends, I wanted to touch base with you about Sunday worship. As of now, both the 9:30 and 11:00 services are on for Sunday, March 15. That said, there are several groups of people who should not attend Sunday worship: If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, do not attend worship. Call your doctor, and call us so that we can lift you up in prayer. If you are over the age of 70, we discourage you from attending worship. If you have a chronic or underlying health condit