First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Friday, August 28, 2015


Are you ready for some football?

Actually, that's not why I'm writing.


1. If you have been trying to contact us via cyberspace aka e-mail around here, please be patient as we are having lots of problems since changing ISPs.  Especially Karen and Leslie have been affected when it comes to sending/receiving e-mail and even using printers.  So if you've sent something to them and wonder why they haven't responded to you, it's because they haven't been able to receive it and, ergo, respond.  We appreciate your patience.

2. This coming Sunday's message (viz., Frankly) is among the most painfully personal/pastoral/prophetic that I've prayed/prepared in a long, long, long time.  It's about one of the most difficult topics to talk about because we don't like to talk about it; but, according to the Bible, it's really, really, really consequential in an eternal kinda way.  That'll be this Sunday at 7:20 or 10.  If you're away, you can always catch worship live on Sundays at 10 by clicking on

BTW, I'm ready for some football!

Blessings and Love!

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Responding to requests...

The memorial service for Don Norek was broadcast live in its entirety on August 18 by  The recording of the service remains available in the archives of  Just click on the site, go to the archives, and click it on. 

A summary of the message at the service is available by clicking on, going to the right column, and clicking on "An Authentic Pastor."

This week's radio version of KD (8/25), every Tuesday live at 11:30 a.m. on, will feature a discussion of Don's legacy in Belvidere, Boone County, and beyond with regulars Kathie, Bill, and Tony.  Tune in and listen for the number for you to call in.

Blessings and Love!