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We welcome Pastor Tom Fries to our congregation and look forward to experiencing his ministry with us.





June Worship and Preaching


On the first Sunday we will once again examine Paul’s letter to the Galatians.  Paul shared part of his background and how he advanced as a Jewish leader.  Everything changed once he encountered Jesus.  God never wastes an experience.  How might God use each one of us with our own unique life experiences?

The following week, we return to Luke’s gospel where we find Jesus as a guest in the home of one of the religious leaders.  A woman anoints Jesus’ feet causing quite a stir.  Jesus pointed out that persons who have experienced a powerful sense of forgiveness are more thankful than someone who fails to acknowledge his/her own sin.  Our challenge is to show gracious hospitality to everyone that we meet.

On Father’s Day (and my last sermon) we return to the apostle Paul where he teaches that Christ has justified and set us free.  We need not feel the burden of the law that through Jesus we are made right with God.  The passage ends with the powerful verse that all earthly and human distinctions melt away as Paul states, “for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”


June 5                 Galatians 1:11-24

June 12               Luke 7:36-8:3

June 19               Galatians 3:23-29


         

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Gabriel's Horn, Comments Written by Pastor Tom

  • Comments written by Pastor Tom Fries for the newsletter, Gabriel's Horn, can be accessed below.

  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, June, 2021 June 2021 Gabriel's Horn SUMMER FOCUSA couple went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both fell sound asleep. Some hours later, the ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2021, 1:18 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, May, 2021 All Those YearsMy friend Debbie's two daughters were in high school when she experienced severe flu-like symptoms. Debbie visited her family doctor, who told her the flu ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2021, 10:39 AM by Lois Kerchner
  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, April, 2021 Jesus and the Secret to Life “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2021, 5:02 PM by Lois Kerchner
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