Welcome to Frame Presbyterian - Where Faith Meets Life
Welcome to Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church – we are a midsized congregation in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., worshipping at the corner of Church Street and Main Street, where Faith meets Life, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Some of us would describe ourselves as progressive, others would describe ourselves as conservative; but we all would describe ourselves as welcoming, caring, and active in working to share the love of God with the community around us. We are open-minded and openhearted as we try to live faithfully in a changing world.
Quiet Time in Stormy Times
August 9, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Susan Gilbert Zencka
Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church
Texts: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Matthew 14:22-33
This week’s stories are stories that we can relate to these days—they are stories about people who were worn out and tired; who had been activists in the issues of their day, and who had been going non-stop. And in these stories we see people at the end of their energy, and somewhat overwhelmed emotionally. Can we relate?? We are 5 months into the pandemic, the presidential campaign is well underway (such as it is), and there are other issues for action: antiracist work, hunger relief, climate change. But perhaps we are saying, “Who has the time or energy for activism? We’re trying to juggle family care with work, trying to keep up with school online, figuring out how to maintain kid friendships and interests while isolating, and worrying about our parents.” Or perhaps, “I can barely find the energy to get out of bed—I’m so lonely, so tired of social isolation, so worried about getting sick or losing my job that I feel stuck and lost. I think I’m getting depressed.” People respond in a variety of ways.
9:30 a.m. Worship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
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After Worship - Fellowship Hour