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Welcome to the Pastor’s Corner, and welcome to the website of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn! We hope that you will find here helpful resources for your spiritual journey.
That early Christians were called the “people of the way” is a reminder to us that we have not yet reached our destination, but continue to make our way along the path of discipleship. What is true of our lives as Christians is also true of this page and site. It, like us, is “a work in progress.”
If you would like to share any comments about this site, page or the sermons here included, or if you would like to request prayer, please feel welcome to contact me at fpcgpastor@gmail.com

And “may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Cor. 3:14)

faithnotknow

Message From the Pastor
May 2019

Easter invites us to see the world in a new light.  It no longer matters what others think of us, nor does it even matter very much what opinion we hold of ourselves.  What matters most of all is how God regards us.  In the Risen Christ, God embraces us for who we are.  This releases us to accept ourselves and others as we ourselves have been accepted.
In the light of Easter, we not only see ourselves differently, we also carry ourselves differently. We no longer have to haul around our failures and character flaws, nor do we need to lug around all our supposed virtues, accomplishments and achievements.  By reason of the Resurrection, none of these belong to us anymore.  We have transferred them to the One who now carries both them and us. 
If we find that we are buckling beneath the weight of our burdens, it may be because we are carrying what has not been really given to us to carry at all, as when we draw two days’ troubles after us on the one day it has been given us to live.  When we are weary of the weight of our problems and can’t see our way forward, it may be because we imagine that all solutions depend only upon us rather than upon the One on whom we may all depend, the Risen One who has called us by name.  It is that One who teaches us, as Bono put it, that we get to- not have to- “carry each other.”  Perhaps in the peace of that we may discover a buoyancy we never have believed possible.
As an Easter people, we are assured that death does not have the last word.  No matter what seems to be falling apart in our world, Christ holds everything together.  When the ground seems to fall out beneath our feet, we find our grounding in Jesus.  When Fear knocks, we are given the new freedom to invite it in and ask what it wants.  But when Love answers, it may rather be that Fear is nowhere to be found.
No matter what the future holds for us as individuals or as a church, our future is held in the heart of our loving God.

See you in church!                                            Pastor Fred

PASTOR FRED'S SERMONS

Pastor Fred's Sermon Archive 2010-11
Pastor Fred's Sermon Archive 2012
Pastor Fred's Sermon Archive 2013
Pastor Fred's Sermon Archive 2014

Sunday Bulletin Archive 2015
Sunday Bulletin Archive 2016
Sunday Bulletin Archive 2017

 
Sunday Bulletins - Date
 
Bulletin 12.31.17 Bulletin 1.7.18
Bulletin 1.14.18 Bulletin 1.21.18
Bulletin 1.28.18 Bulletin 2.4.18
Bulletin 2.11.18 Bulletin 2.18.18
Bulletin 2.25.18 Bulletin 3.4.18
Bulletin 3.18.18 Bulletin 3.25.18
Good Friday Bulletin 3.30.18 Easter Sunday Bulletin 4.1.18
Bulletin 4.8.18 Bulletin 4.15.18
Bulletin 4.22.18 Bulletin 4.29.18
Bulletin 5.6.18 Bulletin 5.13.18
Bulletin 5.20.18 Bulletin 5.27.18
Bulletin 6.3.18 Bulletin 6.10.18
Bulletin 6.17.18 Bulletin 6.24.18
Bulletin 7.1.18 Bulletin 7.8.18
Bulletin 7.15.18 Bulletin 7.22.18
Bulletin 7.29.18 Bulletin 8.5.18
Bulletin 8.12.18 Bulletin 8.19.18
Bulletin 8.26.18 Bulletin 9.2.18
Bulletin 9.9.18 Bulletin 9.16.18
Bulletin 9.23.18 Bulletin 9.30.18
Bulletin 10.7.18 Bulletin 10.14.18
Bulletin 10.21.18 Bulletin 10.28.18
Bulletin 11.4.18 Bulletin 11.11.18
Bulletin 11.18.18 Bulletin 11.25.18
Bulletin 12.2.18 Bulletin 12.9.18
Bulletin 12.16.18 Bulletin 12.23.18
Christmas Eve 12.24.18 Bulletin 12.30.18
Bulletin 1.6.19 Bulletin 1.13.19
Bulletin 1.20.19 Bulletin 1.27.19
Bulletin 2.3.19 Bulletin 2.10.19
Bulletin 2.17.19 Bulletin 2.24.19
Bulletin 3.3.19 Bulletin 3.10.19
Bulletin 3.17.19 Bulletin 3.24.19
Bulletin 3.31.19 Bulletin 4.7.19
Bulletin 4.14.19 GoodFriday 4.19.19
EasterSunday 4.21.19 Bulletin 4.28.19
Bulletin 5.5.19 Bulletin 5.12.19
Bulletin 5.19.19 Bulletin 5.26.19