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“A Woman, A Wedding, and A Leap of Faith” – Bystander, week 1 – 2/21/21


Past Messages and Series

“The Most Excellent Equation” – 2/14/21


“Stay On Target” – 2/7/21
(“This is Us” series, part 2)

What does it mean for our church that we are Presbyterian? It about how we govern ourselves as a church, but there’s more to it than just being elder-led. A lot more. Join us as we dig into how our church operates and our core theological beliefs in this week’s message from First Presbyterian Pine City. (Join us in person for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30.)

“An Elderly Church” – 1/31/21
(“This is Us” series, part 1)

“An Elderly Church” is part 1 of our series, “This Is Us” which is all about our church, why we do what we do, and how you can be a part of God’s work in our church family!

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“The Law of the Tree” – 1/24/21
(“Better” series, part 3)

First Presbyterian Pine City online worship and message for Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24. “The Law of the Tree” is part 3 our series, “Better” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Intro video and graphics from North Point Ministries.


“Escaping the Monkey Trap” – 1/17/21
(“Better” series, part 2)

First Presbyterian Pine City online worship and message for Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17. “Escaping the Monkey Trap” is part 2 our series, “Better” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Intro video and graphics from North Point Ministries. Message based on an outline by Andy Stanley. Song “Jesus Reigns” from New Life Worship, copyright 2013.


“How to Eat an Elephant” – 1/10/21
(“Better” series, part 1)

First Presbyterian Pine City online worship and message for Saturday and Sunday, January 9-10. “How to Eat an Elephant” is part 1 our series, “Better” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Intro video and graphics from North Point Ministries. Message outline from Jeff Henderson.


“The Good Room” – 1/3/21 (Featuring guest speaker Michael Jr.)

Weekend worship service for 1/3/21. “The Good Room” features special guest speaker comedian Michael Jr., courtesy of Life.Church resources.


“What a Mess!” – Christmas Eve Service and Message 12/24/20 (Part 5 in the Away in A Manger series)

This contains selected elements from our Christmas Eve service including “What A Mess!”, part 5 of our Away in A Manger series. Opening video purchased from CMG Graphics. Drama video and graphics purchased from SkitGuys.com. Scripture readings by our Sunday School kids. Soloist Jen Hansmann. Accompanists on O Holy Night are Jennifer Krinke and Glenna Reierson.


“The Scandal of Love” – Message 12/20/20 (Part 4 in the Away in A Manger series)

“The Scandal of Love” is the fourth part of our Advent series, “Away In A Manger” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Drama video purchased from Skitguys.com. Advent candle reader is Jordan Spahr. Special music by Kierra Hing (Caza) and Jen Hansmann.


“Agents of Shalom” – Message 12/13/20 (Part 3 in the Away in A Manger series)

Agents of Shalom” is the third part of our Advent series, “Away In A Manger” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Message graphic package and drama video purchased from Skitguys.com. Advent candle readers are Kierra Hing (Caza) and Jen Hansmann.

Agents of Shalom (Away in a Manger 3)

“Mary’s Dangerous Prayer” – Message 12/06/20 (Part 2 in the Away in A Manger series)

This is the second part of our Advent series, “Away In A Manger” by Pastor Rob Spahr. Message graphic package and drama video purchased from Skitguys.com. Soloist is Jen Hansmann. Video above or go to https://youtu.be/gZQ1FsplAuU. Audio below to stream or download.


“Light in the Midst of Darkness” – Message 11/29/20 (Part 1 in the Away in A Manger series)


“The Next, Next Generation” – Message 11/22/20 (150th Anniversary Celebration)

There are two audio files available, the sermon only and the extended service that includes some elements celebrating our 150th Anniversary.

Extended service with 150th Anniversary elements
“The Next, Next Generation” Message only

“The Next Generation” – Message 11/15/20


“Nobody Really Knows” – Message 11/8/20


God Has A Name part 9: “Carry the Name” – Message 10/18/20

God Has A Name part 8: “A Balancing Act” – Message 10/11/20


God Has A Name part 7: “Scales of Justice” – Message 10/4/20


God Has A Name part 6: “No Matter What” – Message 9/27/20

No Matter What

God Has A Name part 5: “Mad About You” – Message 9/20/20

Mad About You

God Has A Name part 4: “Just Like My Father” – Message 9/13/20


God Has A Name part 3: “Why Does God Need a Name?” – Message 9/6/20


God Has A Name part 2: “Whom May I Say Is Calling?” – Message 8/30/20


God Has A Name part 1: “The Most Important Thing About You” – Message 8/23/20

“The Most Important Thing About You”
Stay tuned after the message for a special update from our missionaries, Randy and Wanda Potratz!

Listen and Learn part 3: “Listen Up” – Message 8/9/20

Listen and Learn part 2: “Listen Here” – Message 8/2/20

“Listen Here”

Listen and Learn part 1: “Listen Carefully” – Message 7/26/20

“Listen Carefully”

He’s Still* Got the Whole World In His Hands part 3: “Hope” – Message 7/19/20

He’s Still* Got the Whole World In His Hands part 2: “Pray Until the Peace Comes” – Message 7/12/20

He’s Still* Got the Whole World In His Hands part 1: “Nothing New” – Message 7/5/20


“Worry, Hope, and Chocolate Cake” – Message 6/28/20


“Legacy: Living a Life That Outlasts You” – Father’s Day Message 6/21/20


“The Empire Strikes Back” – Worship Service 6/14/20

Part 3 of our series on dealing with discouragement and depression. We take a look at how God helped Elijah as he faced a particularly difficult time in his life and how those principles can help us when we face seasons in the valley.


“A Fresh Perspective” – Worship Service 6/7/20

How do you handle it when you are faced with times of discouragement and depression? We look at the way God handled Elijah’s depression in I Kings 19 and draw some principles for dealing with depression in our own lives.


“Skin in the Game” – Worship Service 5/31/20

A candid conversation about race, racism, and faith with Andy Stanley, Joseph Sojourner, and Sam Collier.


“Hoping For and Hoping In” – Worship Service 5/24/20 (Memorial Day) Guest Speaker: Greg Speck


“Not So Fast” – Worship Service 5/17/20


“Mom Always Said…” (Mother’s Day 2020)


In The Meantime: Revisited

Part 3: “Yes, You Can”

Prayer Card for In The Meantime week 3: “Yes, You Can”

Part 2: “A Purpose and A Promise”

Worship Service – April 19, 2020 “In the Meantime: Revisited” pt 1 “The New Normal”

Part 1: “The New Normal”

Worship Service – April 19, 2020 “In the Meantime: Revisited” pt 1 “The New Normal”

Easter 2020

A brief Easter message and a word of encouragement on this Easter to remember.

Good Friday 2020

Good Friday 2020 Devotional and Challenge

Follow message series

March 8: Follow pt 4: “What I Want to Want” Rob Spahr

Follow pt 4: What I Want to Want

March 1, 2020: Follow pt 3: “Fearless” Rob Spahr

Follow pt 3: Fearless

February 23, 2020: Follow pt 2: “Next Steps” Rob Spahr

Follow pt 2: Next Steps

February 16, 2020: Follow pt 1: “Jesus Says” Rob Spahr

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March 17, 2019: “Multiple Choice” Rob Spahr

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March 3, 2019: “Feelin’ It” Rob Spahr

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February 24, 2019: “ReModeling” Rob Spahr

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February 17, 2019: “The Million Dollar Question” Rob Spahr

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February 10, 2019: “Under Construction” Jordan Spahr

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January 27, 2019: “Difference Maker” Rob Spahr

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January 20: “Pro:Motion” Rob Spahr

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January 13: “Something To Show For It” Rob Spahr

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January 6: “The Better Question” Rob Spahr

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December 9: “An Unlikely Candidate” Rob Spahr

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December 2: “Guest List” Rob Spahr

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November 25: “Muddy Waters” Rob Spahr

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November 18: “Fishing Buddies” Rob Spahr

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November 11: “Why Fish?” Rob Spahr

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October 21: “In Spite Of” Rob Spahr

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October 14: “Broken Dreams” Rob Spahr

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October 7: “Motion Commotion” Rob Spahr

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September 30: “Lean Not” Rob Spahr

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September 23: “Looking Ahead” Rob Spahr

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September 16: “The Path” Rob Spahr

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July 29: “Big Faith” Rob Spahr

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July 22: “Decision Time” Rob Spahr

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July 15: “Everyday Adventures” Jordan Spahr

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July 8: “Power Lifting” Pastor Rob Spahr

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July 1: “Core Training” Pastor Rob Spahr

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June 24: “Open Gym” Pastor Rob Spahr

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June 17: “Feel The Burn” Pastor Rob Spahr

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June 10: “Cool Down” Pastor Rob Spahr

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June 3: “No Pain, No Gain” Jordan Spahr

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May 27: “Just Do It” Pastor Rob Spahr

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May 13: “Don’t Stop” Pastor Rob Spahr

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May 5: “Amazing” Pastor Rob Spahr

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April 29: “Nothing But” Pastor Rob Spahr

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April 22: “The Role of Rules” Pastor Rob Spahr

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April 15: “Sea Of Glass” Pastor Rob Spahr

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April 8: “Coming To Terms” Pastor Rob Spahr

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April 1: “Something Happened” Pastor Rob Spahr

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March 25: “Comfort Zone” Pastor Rob Spahr

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March 18: “Believe It Or Not” Pastor Rob Spahr

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March 4: “Yes, You Can” Pastor Rob Spahr

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February 25: “A Purpose and A Promise” Pastor Rob Spahr

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February 18: “The New Normal” Pastor Rob Spahr

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February 11: “Your Turn” Pastor Rob Spahr

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February 4: “Hide and Seek” Pastor Rob Spahr

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January 28: “The Great Barrier” Pastor Rob Spahr

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January 21: “On The Road” Pastor Rob Spahr

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January 14: “A Piece Of The Action” Pastor Rob Spahr

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January 7: “That’s A Good Question” Pastor Rob Spahr

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December 31: “New Life” Jordan Spahr

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December 24: “Fall On Your Knees” Pastor Rob Spahr

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December 17: “The Gift” Pastor Rob Spahr

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December 10: “Joy To The World” Pastor Rob Spahr

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December 3: “Willing To Be An Average Joe” Tim Elrod

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November 26: “Deal With It” Rob Spahr

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November 19: “Nailed It” Rob Spahr

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November 12: “Balcony People” Rob Spahr

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November 5: “Consumed” Rob Spahr

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October 29: “The Power Of A Unified Church” Tim Elrod

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October 22: “One Way” Rob Spahr

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October 15: “Into The Wind” Rob Spahr

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October 8: “The Problem With Miracles” Rob Spahr

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October 1: “You Can’t Do It Alone” Rob Spahr

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September 26: “With My Help” Rob Spahr

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September 17: “Tag, You’re It” Rob Spahr

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September 10: “Finishing Strong” Rob Spahr

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September 3: “Human Resources” Rob Spahr

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August 27: “No Boundaries” Rob Spahr

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August 20: “Would You Just Stop?” Rob Spahr

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August 13: “Before You Take The First Step” Rob Spahr

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July 30: “A Gracious God” Guest Speaker Ross Haverhals

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July 23: “Heart To Heart” Guest Speaker Jordan Spahr

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July 9: “That’s What I Want: To Live Fully Alive”

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June 25: “Thirsty”

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June 18: “A Father’s Love”

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June 11: “Follow: Baptism-Communion”

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June 4: “The Best Decision Ever”

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May 28: “Phone A Friend”

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May 21: “Living On The Edge”

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May 14: “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”

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May 7: “Musical Chairs”

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April 30: “How To Foolproof Your Life”

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April 23: “The God Of Second Chances

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April 16: “Sunday: Greetings

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April 9: “Saturday: Waiting To Be Caught

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April 2: “Friday: Why Did Jesus Die?

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March 26: “Arresting Development

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March 19: “That The World May Believe

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March 12: “United We Stand

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March 5: “Your Joy Complete

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February 25: “My Joy – Like A Little Kid

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February 19: “Staying Connected

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February 12: “This Is For Your Own Good

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February 5: “The One Thing

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January 29: “One Another

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January 22: “Are You Ready For Some Worship?

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