The Frederick W. Cassell Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Cassell, Fred W.
Dates: 1970-1998
Extent: 2 Boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1928 December 11 Born, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1951 Graduated, Westminster College, Pennsylvania
1951-1954 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1954 June Ordained, Presbytery of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1954-1957 Associate pastor, Mount Lebanon Church, Pittsburgh
1957-1967 Pastor, Community Church, Wexford
1967-1975 Pastor, St. Andrew Church, Denton, Texas
1975-1980 Pastor, Union Evangelical Church, Mexico City, Mexico
1978-1984 Student, Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary
1980-1984 Pastor, First Church, LaGrange, Illinois
1984-1998 Vice-President Seminary Relations, Princeton Theological Seminary

Biographical Information

The Rev. Frederick Walter Cassell (b. 1928) is a member of the Princeton Theological Seminary Class of 1954 (B.D.). He also holds degrees from Westminster College (1951) and San Francisco Theological Seminary (1984). An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. since 1954, he has served churches in Pittsburgh PA, Wexford PA, Denton TX, Mexico City Mexico, and LaGrange IL. From 1984 to 1998 he was the Vice-President for Seminary Relations of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of sermons preached by Rev. Cassell (PTS class of 1954), from 1970 to 1998.

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Subjects

Cassell, Fred W., 1928-

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Sermons, American--20th century.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Following his retirement Rev. Cassell donated this collection of sermons, which he had preached from 1970 to 1998, to the Seminary Archives.

Access

There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Frederick W. Cassell Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Contents

Box 1
1:1 Copy of finding aid
History of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Directory for Wexford Community United Presbyterian Church
Sermons from 1970
1:2 "Being Forewarned is Being Forearmed." Ephesians 6:10-10. February 8, 1970
1:3 "Where is Love?" Multiple texts. March 1, 1970
1:4 "Three Roles of the Church Today." II Corinthians 5:20. March 8, 1970
1:5 "A Lesson to Learn from a Ship in Space." Genesis 1:28. April 19, 1970
1:6 "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." II Corinthians 1:3-7. May 3, 1970
1:7 "Marriage is Obsolete!" Mark 10:1-9. May 10, 1970
1:8 "When Your Soul is Full of Weeds." Ephesians 4:25-32. October 11, 1970
Sermons from 1971
1:9 "The Thunder of the Floes." Exodus 14:5-31. January 3, 1971
1:10 "One Man's Response to a Call to the Ministry." Isaiah 6:8. January 10, 1971
1:11 "From the Huddle to the 'Hup'!" Matthew 7:21. January 17, 1971
1:12 "On Being a Listener." Ecclesiastes 5:1-3. February 14, 1971
1:13 "An Impossible Dream." Mark 11:1-11. April 4, 1971
1:14 "Believing the Incredible." Easter Sermon. April 11, 1971
1:15 "When Jesus was Asked to Leave." Mark 5:17. April 18, 1971
1:16 "The Theme from 'Love Story.'" I John 4:7-13. April 25, 1971
1:17 "A Gathered Community Speaks and Acts." No text. June 6, 1971
1:18 "Angela, Shangela–Let's Move On." Amos 5:24. June 20, 1971
1:19 "The Devil Made Me Do It!" Genesis 3. October 17, 1971
1:20 "A Lesson from Alice's Red Queen." II Corinthians 9:6. October 31, 1971
Sermons from 1972
1:21 "You Can't Take it With You." No text. January 9, 1972
1:22 "On Paying the Price for Value." No text. January 16, 1972
1:23 "The Difficulty of Climbing Mt. Everest." Micah 6:8. January 30, 1972
1:24 "Vive la Difference!" Acts 4:12. February 6, 1972
1:25 "What's the Good Word, Reverend?" No text. March 19, 1972
1:26 "Goat Ropers Need Love Too!" Matthew 5:43-48. October 1, 1972
1:27 "Fiddler on the Roof." Matthew 6:25-34. October 15, 1972
1:28 "Our Heritage of Faith." No text. November 19, 1972
1:29 "Castro, Scrooge, and the Puritans." Matthew 2:1-12. December 24, 1972
Sermons from 1973
1:30 "An Opportunity for Peace Making." No text. January 28, 1973
1:31 "God is at Least as Good as You." Matthew 7:7-12. February 4, 1973
1:32 "What Became of Billy Maher?" No text. June 3, 1973
1:33 "The 'In' Crowd." Ephesians 2:1-10. July 8, 1973
1:34 "On Being Thankful for the Sacrifices of Others." II Samuel 23:13-17. Nov. 26, 1973.
Sermons from 1974
1:35 "A Day of Good News." II Kings 7:9. January 13, 1974
1:36 "On Opening to a Familiar Knock." Revelation 3:20. January 20, 1974
1:37 "Our Mother Hubbard Problem." Matthew 7:21-27. January 27, 1974
1:38 "When Religion Fails." Job. February 3, 1974
1:39 "Question on a Train." No text. February 10, 1974
1:40 "He Died in My Place." Matthew 27:15-26. February 17, 1974
1:41 "The Old, Old Story." No text. September 15, 1974
1:42 "Whodunit?" No text. April 28, 1974
1:43 "When Old Uzziah's Die." Isaiah 6;1-13. May 19, 1974
1:44 "On Being Advertized." Mark 10:1, 13-16. June 9, 1974
1:45 "The Easter in Every Day." Romans 15:1-6, 13. July 28, 1974
1:46 "Words From the Past and Thoughts About the Future." No text. August 11, 1974
1:47 "The Old, Old Story." No text. September 15, 1974
1:48 Funeral Meditation for Tibor Rekey. No text. October 12, 1974
Sermons from 1976
1:49 "The Hypocrisy of Saying the Lord's Prayer." Matthew 5. March 28, 1976
1:50 "Misplaced Loyalties." Matthew 18:15-20. May 16, 1976
1:51 "The Ankle Bone Connected to the Shin Bone." Ezekiel 37:1-14. June 6, 1976
1:52 "Freedom: the American Experience and Experiment." John 8:31-33; Gal. 5:13-15. July 4, 1976
1:53 "On Asking the Right Questions." Mark 11:27-33. July 11, 1976
1:54 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 1. 'Are you the One Who was to Come?'" No text. July 18, 1976
1:55 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 2. 'Lord, What About this Man?'" John 21:21. July 25, 1976
1:56 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 4. 'What do You Say About Her?'" No text. August 8, 1976
1:57 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 5. 'Will those who are Saved be Few?'" No text. August 15, 1976
1:58 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 6. 'Is it Right to Pay Taxes to Caesar?'" Matthew 22:15-22. August 22, 1976
1:59 "Questions Jesus Never Answered. 7. 'Whose Wife Will She Be?'" Matthew 22:22-33. August 29, 1976
1:60 "Being and Becoming." No text. September 5, 1976
1:61 "He Died in My Place." Matthew 27:15-26. September 12, 1976
1:62 "The Pertinence of an Impertinent Question." John 5:1-18. September 19, 1976
1:63 "What the World Needs now is Love, Sweet Love." No text. October 3, 1976
1:64 "Come Before Winter." II Timothy. October 17, 1976
Sermons from 1977
1:65 "The Time of Your Life." Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. January 2, 1977
1:66 "The Disease of Discontent." No text. January 16, 1977
1:67 "The Religion of Lincoln." No text. February 20, 1977
1:68 "Nathanael: Diogenes Would Have Loved Him." John 1:43-51. March 6, 1977
1:69 "I Betrayed HimBJudas." No text. March 13, 1977
1:70 "Andrew and Billy Carter's Problem." John 1:35-43. March 20, 1977
1:77 "Peter: I Denied Him." Luke 22:54-62. March 27, 1977
1:78 "An Impossible Dream." Mark 11:1-11. April 3, 1977
1:79 "The Old, Old Story." Acts 3:11-26. April 17, 1977
1:80 "Let's Hear it for Edith Bunker." Luke 22:54-62. May 8, 1977
1:81 "The Called of God." I Peter 2:1-10. May 15, 1977
1:82 "God Needs You? Well..." Matthew 25:14-30. June 5, 1977
1:83 "Amazing Grace: A Woman's Experience." Luke 7:36-50 September 4, 1977
1:84 "So You've Just Arrived." Romans 15:1-7 September 25, 1977
1:85 "The Unpredictable in the Preaching of Jesus." Matthew 5:43-44 October 9, 1977
1:86 "Does God Expect too Much?" Matthew 5:48 October 16, 1977
1:87 "Mrs. McCamey has lots of Company." Ephesians 2:1-10 November 13, 1977
1:88 "On Being Thankful for the Sacrifice of Others." II Samuel 23:13-17 November 20, 1977
1:89 "A Name at Christmas." Isaiah 7:10-17 November 27, 1977
1:90 "The Hopes and Fears of all the Years." Luke 2:8-20 December 4, 1977
Sermons from 1978
1:91 "The Successful Rogue." Luke 16:1-9. Guest Sermon by Dr. Thomas Gillespie January 22, 1978
1:92 "The Way 'In.'" Ephesians 2:19 January 29, 1978
1:93 "Roots." Matthew 12:33-37 February 26, 1978
1:94 "Waiting for the Verb." Matthew 7:21-27 March 12, 1978
1:95 "Practical Atheism." Acts 17:23 April 2, 1978
1:96 "Thomas: The Man of Doubt." John 20:24-29 April 9, 1978
1:97 "Philip: The Man who was Found." John 1:35-45 April 16, 1978
1:98 "Matthew: The Man Others Rejected." Matthew 9:9-13 April 23, 1978
1:99 "The Devil Made Me do It." Genesis 3:12-13 April 30, 1978
1:100 "The Difficulty of Climbing Mt. Everest." Micah 6:1-8 May 28, 1978
1:101 "Doing What's Expected." Matthew 25:21 June 18, 1978
1:102 "When Your Soul is Full of Weeds." Ephesians 4:25-32 June 25, 1978
1:103 "Forgiveness is a Two-Way Street." Luke 15:11-32 July 2, 1978
1:104 "The Price of an Unforgiving Spirit." Matthew 18:35 July 9, 1978
1:105 "Hope is a Many-Splendored Word." I Peter 1:3-12 July 23, 1978
1:106 "What's the Good Word, Reverend?" Acts 10:33b September 17, 1978
1:107 "Joseph: Man of Moral Courage." Genesis 39:1-23 October 22, 1978
1:108 "Luther: The Man of Reform." Habakkuk 2:1-4; Romans 3:21-28; John 8:31-36 October 29, 1978
1:109 "Pride and Gratitude are Mutually Exclusive." II Kings 5:1-19 November 5, 1978
1:110 "Belonging and Believing." II Corinthians 8:1-9 November 12, 1978
1:111 "God's Eternal Truth Disclosed in Time." Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-9 December 10, 1978
1:112 "Christmas Came to Frightened Folk." Luke 2:8-20 December 17, 1978
Sermons from 1979
1:113 "An Exile's Lament." Psalm 137 February 11, 1979
1:114 "God's Omnipresence, or Do You Get the Feeling Someone's Looking Over Your Shoulder?" Psalm 139 February 18, 1979
1:115 "Confession is Good for the Soul." Psalm 32 February 25, 1979
1:116 "The Ladder of Forgiveness." Psalm 51 March 11, 1979
1:117 "A Twist of Lemon." Luke 18:9-14 March 18, 1979
1:118 "I was His Host for Supper." Luke 19:1-10 April 1, 1979
1:119 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." Mark 5:1-20 April 8, 1979
1:120 "Reason for Hope." I Peter 1:3-9; Mark 16:1-8. Easter, April 15, 1979
1:121 "On Misplacing Your Trust in Others: Micah's Pessimism." Micah 7:1-7 April 29, 1979
1:122 "We've Been Had!" Philippians 3:10-16 May 6, 1979
1:123 "Bottling New Wine." Mark 2:18-22 July 1, 1979
1:124 "A New Look at an Old Love Story." Ruth 1:1-17 July 29, 1979
1:125 "Eating With Sinners." Mark 2:13-17 August 5, 1979
1:126 "When God Calls." I Samuel 3:10 August 19, 1979
1:127 "Getting Above the Clouds." Colossians 3:1-4 August 26, 1979
1:128 "Acting on What We Believe." Mark 1:14-20 September 2, 1979
1:129 "The Humanity of God." Hebrews 1:1-4 September 16, 1979
1:130 "The Past is Prologue." I Kings 8:54-61 September 30, 1979
1:131 "When Inches Turn Into Miles." Romans 12:2 October 14, 1979
1:132 "Reason to Rejoice." No text October 21, 1979
1:133 "Amazing GraceBA Prophet's Promise." Isaiah 55:1-13 October 23, 1979
1:134 "Be Careful Where You Put Your Money." Luke 19:1-10; Matthew 6:19-21 November 11, 1979
Sermons from 1980
1:135 "Sin is Being 'Bent-In.'" Mark 12:28-34 January 13, 1980
1:136 "The Problem of Not Getting Through." Luke 11:1-13 March 2, 1980
1:137 "The Problem of Unanswered Prayer." Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-13; II Corinthians 12:7-10 March 9, 1980
1:138 "A Mother's Reward." I Samuel 1:1-20 May 11, 1980
1:139 "The Loneliness of Broken Dreams." Matthew 11:1-6 December 28, 1980
1:140 "I Don't Believe in If Anymore." Isaiah 30:8-11; Luke 9:57-62. Undated.
Sermons from 1981
1:141 "When Your Soul is Full of Weeds." Ephesians 4:25-32 January 11, 1981
1:142 "Forgiveness is a Two-Way Street." Luke 15:11-32 January 18, 1981
1:143 "The Price of an Unforgiving Spirit." Matthew 18:21-35 January 25, 1981
1:144 "Getting Above the Clouds." Colossians 3:1-4 October 11, 1981
Sermons from 1982
1:145 "Doing What's Expected." Matthew 25:14-30 June 6, 1982
1:146 "Presbyterians and Biblical Authority." II Timothy 3:10-17 September 12, 1982
1:147 "We've Been Had!" Philippians 3:10-16 September 5, 1982
1:148 "Man, Thy Name is Adam." Genesis 3:1-13, 20-24 September 19, 1982
1:149 "Come, I Will Make You Fishers of Men." Guest Sermon by Glenn Smith. Luke 5:1-11 September 26, 1982
1:150 "St. Francis: God's Fool." Mark 10:17-22 October 3, 1982
1:151 "Sometimes Just a Word." Galatians 6:1-5 October 24, 1982
1:152 "The Ghost of Halloween Past." Romans 3:21-28 October 31, 1982
1:153 "Thoughts on Saving Money." Romans 12:1-8 November 7, 1982
1:154 "Between Acts." Matthew 24:36-44 November 28, 1982
1:155 "Christmas Came to Frightened Folk." Luke 2:8-20 December 12, 1982
1:156 "Christmas with Scrooge and the Pilgrims." December 19, 1982
1:157 "Home for the Holidays: E.T. and Us." Luke 15:11-32 December 26, 1982
Sermons from 1983
1:158 "Trust is for the Birds." Matthew 6:24-34 January 9, 1983
1:159 "The Misfits." Mark 8:31-9:1; Romans 12:2a January 16, 1983
1:160 "God's Omnipresence, or do You Get the Feeling Someone's Looking Over Your Shoulder?" Psalm 139 January 23, 1983
1:161 "When Sixty Minutes Seems Like an Hour." Ephesians 4:1-6 January 30, 1983
1:162 "Friends and Love." John 15:9-17 February 6, 1983
1:163 "Confession is Good for the Soul." Psalm 32 February 13, 1983
1:164 "For Such a Time as This." Esther 4:1-17 February 27, 1983
1:165 "Confession of Constant Conflict." Romans 7:14-25 March 6, 1983
1:166 "The Ladder of Forgiveness." Psalm 51 March 13, 1983
1:167 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." Mark 5:1-20 March 27, 1983
1:168 "From Darkness to Dawn." Mark 16:1-8 April 3, 1983
1:169 "It's All in Your Mind." Philippians 4:4-9 April 17, 1983
1:170 "The Humanity of God." Hebrews 1:1-4 April 24, 1983
1:171 "Being Aware of the Holy." Isaiah 6:1-13 May 8, 1983
1:172 "When Words are Insufficient." A Communion Meditation. Acts 2:38-42 May 22, 1983
1:173 "Does God Expect too Much?" Matthew 5:43-48 May 29, 1983
1:174 "Some Things You Can't Get Wholesale." Mark 8:31-9:1 June 5, 1983
1:175 "You Get What You Pay For." Mark 8:34-9:1 June 19, 1983
1:176 "Freedom: The American Experience and Experiment." July 3, 1983.
1:177 "The Song of Deborah." Judges 4:1-10 July 10, 1983
1:178 "Samson- a Macho Man." Judges 13:1-5, 24-25 July 17, 1983
1:179 "John Wayne Rides Again." Judges 14:19-15:8 July 24, 1983
1:180 "When the Cat's Away..." Galatians 5:1, 13-15 September 4, 1983
1:181 "Gideon's Question and God's Answer." Judges 6:11-24 September 11, 1983
1:182 "Give Us This Day." October 2, 1983.
1:183 "God is at Least as Good as We Are." October 9, 1983.
1:184 "Tourists and Pilgrims." Luke 9:57-62 October 16, 1983
Sermons from 1986
1:185 "What are all those Old People Doing at My Class Reunion?" II Samuel 11:26-12:15 July 20, 1986
Sermons from 1990
1:186 Charge to Dayle Gillespie January 24, 1993
1:187 "Interest is not Something You Pay, But What You Give." No text February 14, 1993
1:188 "Interest is not Something You Pay, But What You Give." No text February 21, 1993
1:189 Stewardship and Fund Raising Seminar March 27, 1993
1:190 "As Time Goes By." Psalm 90 May 2, 1993
1:191 "Interest is not Something You Pay, But What You Give." No text May 30, 1993
1:192 "The Old, Old Story." No text June 20, 1993
1:193 "Interest is not Something You Pay, But What You Give." No text July 4, 1993
1:194 "The Old, Old Story." No text August 8, 1993
1:195 "The Old, Old Story." No text August 22, 1993
1:196 "The Old, Old Story." Arthur Fogartie's Installation August 29, 1993
1:197 "A Twist of Lemon." Luke 18:9-14 September 19, 1993
1:198 Evening Prayer. Neumann Symposium October 2, 1993
1:199 "What are all those Old People Doing at My Class Reunion?" II Samuel 11:26-12:15 October 24, 1993
Sermons from 1994
1:200 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" No text February 9, 1994
1:201 "The Old, Old Story." No text February 20, 1994
1:202 "Hope Springs Eternal." No text April 10, 1994
1:203 "God Isn't Finished With Us Yet!" Ephesians 2:4-10; Jeremiah 18:1-12. St. Andrews; Summer 1994.
1:204 "Interest is not Something You Pay, But What You Give." No text. St. Andrew's; Summer 1994
1:205 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall." No text. St. Andrew's; Summer 1994
1:206 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" No text. St. Andrew's; Summer 1994
1:207 "The Old, Old Story." No text. St. Andrew's; Summer 1994
1:208 "What are all those Old People Doing at My Class Reunion?" II Samuel 11:26-12:15. St. Andrew's; Summer 1994
1:209 "A Conversation at Anstroath." Philippians 2:1-11 August 7, 1994
1:210 "Gideon's Question and God's Answer." Judges 6:11-24 August 21, 1994
1:211 "Synchronize Your Watches!" No text September 4, 1994
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Sermons from 1995
2:1 "God Isn't Finished With Us Yet!" Ephesians 2:4-10; Jeremiah 18:1-11 January 1, 1995
2:2 "God Isn't Finished With Us Yet!" Ephesians 2:4-10; Jeremiah 18:1-11 January 8, 1995
2:3 "Weddings Are Not Marriages." Wedding Homily for John F. Cassell and Beth Ann Cafaro January 22, 1995
2:4 "Synchronize Your Watches!" No text February 5, 1995
2:5 "The Old, Old Story." No text February 8, 1995
2:6 "Synchronize Your Watches!" February 19, 1995
2:7 "Well, Finally!" Wedding Homily for David Fairchild and Aida Daay February 25, 1995
2:8 "The Old, Old Story." No text March 12, 1995
2:9 "Hope Springs Eternal." No text April 23, 1995
2:10 "Eating with Sinners." Communion Meditation. No text May 7, 1995
2:11 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" Colossians 3:1-17 June 22, 1995
2:12 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" Colossians 3:1-17 July 2, 1995
2:13 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" Colossians 3:1-17 July 9, 1995
2:14 "A Twist of Lemon." Luke 18:9-14 July 23, 1995
2:15 "The Song of Deborah." Judges 4:1-24 July 30, 1995
2:16 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" Colossians 3:1-17 September 3, 1995
2:17 "A Lesson from Alice's Red Queen." II Corinthians 9:1-7 October 15, 1995
Sermons from 1996
2:18 "Whatever Happened to Opprobrium?" Colossians 3:1-17 February 11, 1996
2:19 "The Land of Beginning Again." II Corinthians 5:17-21 February 18, 1996
2:20 "A Twist of Lemon." Luke 18:9-14 March 3, 1996
2:21 "A Conflict of Interests." No text April 26, 1996
2:22 "A Twist of Lemon." Luke 18:9-14 May 12, 1996
2:23 "If You Could Ask One Question..." Luke 18:18-30 June 30, 1996
2:24 "As Time Goes By." Psalm 90 July 14, 1996
2:25 "The Price of an Unforgiving Spirit." Matthew 18:21-35 August 25, 1996
2:26 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall." No text September 15, 1996
2:27 "The Challenge of Being the Church in the New Century." No text November 1, 1996
2:28 "On Being Thankful for the Sacrifice of Others." II Samuel 23:13-17 November 18, 1996
Sermons from 1997
2:29 "The Price of an Unforgiving Spirit." Matthew 18:21-35 January 26, 1997
2:30 "Handel Opens with a Needed Word." Memorial Service for Lorene Jensen March 17, 1997
2:31 "The Song of Deborah." Judges 4:1-24 May 25, 1997
2:32 "Looking at Life in a Rear-View Mirror." No text May 25, 1997
2:33 "Looking at Life in a Rear-View Mirror." No text July 6, 1997
Sermon from 1998
2:34 "Looking at Life in a Rear-View Mirror." Genesis 28:10-17; Exodus 33:17-23 January 30, 1998

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