Sermons

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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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Randall Tremba
April 2, 2017
Much of the news is disheartening. But other news is not. The other news is quite heartening but it’s seldom reported or heard.

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Ephesians 5:8-9 & John 9:4-5 by Rob Glenn
Psalm 23 by Judy York
March 26, 2017

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Randall Tremba
March 19, 2017
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. It’s true: we can’t live without bread and water. But if that is all we hunger and thirst for, we never will be fully human.

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Ethel Hornbeck
March 12, 2017
So as we move into this next wilderness chapter...let us seek to welcome unknowing as we deepen our trust in one another and in the Spirit who has been at work here, in and among us, for a very long time.

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Randall Tremba
March 5, 2017
Today is the First Sunday in Lent. And today is the first day of a new wilderness journey for you and me. Beyond the wilderness awaits the Promise Land. I’m counting on that and you can count on that, too.

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