Pastor Michael Frye: I have four siblings in my family (three brothers and a sister). We are stair-stepped, being either one or two years apart. We love each other dearly, but as we were growing up we did get into some scrapes with one another. When we did, our parents would step in and go […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: If you have ever watched famous stars walk the red carpet at the Oscar or Emmy Awards, you will see fashion reporters stop them and ask the inevitable question: “Who are you wearing?” And you will hear such answers as Georgio Armani, Chanel, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, and […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: There is a German saying: Man ist was man isst, translated: “Man is what man eats.” This saying could harken as far back as Jewish Levitical laws, because here were strict regulations regarding the preparation and consumption of food. The Hebrew word for this is “kashrus” or “kosher,” which means pure or […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: In the mid-twentieth century the most economical and popular way to travel great distances across the country was by train. There were normally a couple of Pullman cars with sleeping berths for overnight travel. Tommy was taking his first train ride with his parents. When it came time to go to bed, […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: This morning I am going to address an aspect of today’s Gospel lesson that gets little attention in sermons. An event leading up to Jesus’ feeding more than five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish gives us an amazing picture of both Jesus’ humanity and his divinity. The […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: I can remember as a child being taken by my grandfather to the county fair. It was my first trip to the fair, so everything was so exciting; almost surreal. At one point my grandfather stopped at a booth where, if you could throw a ring around a bottle, you could win […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: During the long, hot summer days in my childhood, the things we looked forward to the most were the ice cream socials at church. They would begin just before sunset on the church grounds. Dozens of ice cream churns would appear out of nowhere, each having its own tag taped to the […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: Ronald came out of the house and found his five year old daughter pouring some of her mother’s flower seeds from the packet into a five gallon bucket of water. “Celia, why on earth are you pouring your mother’s seeds into the water?” Celia looked up at her dad and smiled: “Silly […]

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