Sermons

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Reflections by Chris Morehouse and Kay Schultz
August 20, 2017

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John Mason

My name is John Mason, and if you are wondering where you have heard that name, I am one of members for whom you are asked to pray each Sunday morning. Because I have gone through 57 treatments for prostate cancer and lymph cancer, and I am still experiencing ongoing pain, you are asked to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. My pain is significantly diminished by medications which make me terribly sleepy, and cause several conflicting side effects on my bladder and gastro-intestinal system.

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Rev. Layton Williams
August 6, 2017

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Reflections by Lois Spreen & Christa Joyce
July 30, 2017

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Reflections
Psalm 139 & Romans 8:22-28
Perry Jamieson and Betty Snyder
July 23, 2017

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Ethel Hornbeck
July 16, 2017
For Jesus, listening is not really about taking something in through the ears; its more about receiving through the heart, that organ of perception where love abides and guides us.

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Reflections
"An Invitation" by Jeananne Stine
"Abide in the Light" by Lynn Coddington
July 9, 2017

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Rev. Mary Jane Hitt
July 2, 2017

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Matthew 10:24-39 by Jerry Thomas
Psalm 86 by Ethel Hornbeck
June 25, 2017

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Ethel Hornbeck
June 18, 2017
The Reign of Love is right here, right now at work in the midst of all the chaos, uncertainty, in the heart of sadness, in loss, in love, its here in community. And you know, that is pretty good news. Because it also means that you are good news.

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Thank you, choir. And thank you Mary Ellen, Brandon, Doug, Ethel, Bill, Kari, Ernest, Eli, Ed and Wanda. My heart is full. I don’t know how much more I can take!

In case you hadn’t heard, no one becomes who they are alone. It takes innumerable others to call forth and shape the person we are and will become. Some we know; most we don’t. I’d like to acknowledge a few that I know.

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Once upon a time all humans spoke one language. They all assembled in one place to work on a project.

This, by the way, is a folktale from the Great Ancestors. It’s not history.

Humans never spoke just one language. It’s a story portraying the human longing to be together and work together, you know, the way 195 nations agreed to work on climate change.

But something happened. No more one for all and all for one. Rather, us first; forget about the others.

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Randall Tremba
May 28, 2017
This morning in my next to last sermon I want to express my gratitude for the Presbyterian Church and the Reformed tradition of Christian faith it embodies.

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Randall Tremba
May 21, 2017
Everybody talks about God but nobody knows what they’re talking about.

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Randall Tremba
May 14, 2017
The way of Jesus is not a way out of this world but a certain way of being in this world, of being in love. Those who abide in love abide in God.

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Randall Tremba
May 7, 2017
I never set out to build a reputation for myself or this church. But things happen. For better or worse, I got one and you got one. And, as it turns out, our respective reputations are a mixed bag.

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Randall Tremba
April 30, 2017
The Bible is the written foundation of our Christian tradition. Yet, interpreting Scripture is no easy task.

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Randall Tremba
April 23, 2017
On the first day of the week we gather in our Meeting House expectant and ready to taste and see the real presence of Christ in each other.

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Matthew 28:1-10
The women left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy. They ran to tell the disciples when suddenly Jesus met them. "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to meet me in Galilee; there they will see me."

Which is to say, you’ll find me wherever you live—in Galilee, or Syria, or Baghdad, or Egypt, or North Korea, or South Sudan, or Orlando. I will always be where you live.

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Randall Tremba
April 9, 2017
This is the beginning of Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday, goes through Maundy Thursday, through Good Friday and ends with Easter. The story is familiar. It begins with a march. Jesus led a march on the heavily guarded city of Jerusalem.

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