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.
Recognizing the Face of Jesus
November 22, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Susan Gilbert Zencka
Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church
Texts: Isaiah 43:1-7; Matthew 25:31-46
I love weddings. Not all clergy do, but I do. Sure I’ve heard about Bridezillas, but I’ve honestly never experienced one, not in twenty-three years of officiating at weddings. I did encounter a Groomzilla once, but that’s a different story and not one that needs to be in a sermon.
The first wedding I did here at Frame, fourteen years ago, was for Dawn Telfer and Elias Acero. Dawn was a child of this church; at the time of the wedding, her mom, Hedy, was an active member of the congregation. Elias had grown up in Mexico. The wedding was really special—they invited three clergy to participate, including a pastor they had grown to know together, and the Catholic priest from Elias’ home town, and me. It was so much fun. I read most of the service alternately in Spanish and English – I certainly didn’t fool anyone into thinking I spoke Spanish, but it was important to Dawn and Elias, and to me, that both families would feel fully welcomed and part of the service. Some of you were there. Well, in the course of the wedding, when the time came for the exchange of rings, Dawn accidentally placed Elias’ ring on the ring finger of his right hand instead of his left, and as is the case for many of us, Elias’ hands are not exactly the same size.
9:30 a.m. Worship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
(except summer and holidays)
After Worship - Fellowship Hour