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.
Joining in God’s Work & God’s Rest
February 28, 2021
The Rev. Dr. Susan Gilbert Zencka
Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church
Texts: Genesis 2:1-3; Ecclesiastes 3:9-15; Luke 10:1-9
One thing is very clear from the earliest verses in the Bible: work is part of God’s design for life. God works, and from the beginning, invited humans to work in a weekly rhythm that included both work and rest.
Work is, as I said, part of God’s original design for life in the world—it is not a result of the fall from grace—humans were given work from the beginning. What is the nature of work in the Bible? There have been some interesting conversations about this over the years, and I’ve addressed some of it in the past so I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time on some of these questions, but it does bear a little time. In Genesis 1:26, God says, “Let us make humanity in our image, to resemble us so that they mye take charge of all the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth.” Some people have interpreted this phrase “take charge” which was translated as “have dominion over” in earlier translations, to mean that we could do whatever we wanted with the stuff of the earth.
9:30 a.m. Worship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
(except summer and holidays)
After Worship - Fellowship Hour