Sermons

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Randall Tremba
February 5, 2017
None of us like to take sides in our family, in our church, or in our nation. I’d rather not. But when sides are unavoidable, we must choose. And when competing visions and agendas for our nation clash, we must choose.

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Randall Tremba
January 29, 2017
Christians in every land should be alarmed over the rise of nationalism for those sentiments thwart the movement begun by Christ—a movement that seeks to extend compassion, inclusion, and blessings to all nations.

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Randall Tremba
January 22, 2017
Come follow me and I will show possibilities for love. Bring your little light along. You can be a light in the darkness.

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Randall Tremba
January 15, 2017
We are not born racists, or anti-Semites, or misogynists, or homophobes. We learn those things. I learned white superiority and prejudice from my parents who learned it from their parents who learned it from their parents.

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Randall Tremba
January 8, 2017
The gospel, as it turns out, is a revelation, not only that Jesus is the Beloved and the Chosen one, but that all of us are. We are all Beloved. We are all Chosen.

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Randall Tremba
December 18, 2016
Like Mary and Joseph we must choose. We can say YES or NO. When we choose welcome Emmanuel comes.

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Ethel Hornbeck
December 11, 2016
"Mary invites us to sing with her, to travel with her on a perilous and joy filled adventure, to renew and deepen our own trust in Love and to find new life in our own communities of hope."

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Randall Tremba
December 4, 2016
I can’t recommend Mel Gibson’s WWII movie, Hacksaw Ridge; but I can commend the hero of the story.

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Randall Tremba
November 27, 2016
This is the season of Advent. It’s a time to give voice to our longings and let our hearts cry out.

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Randall Tremba
November 20, 2016

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Randall Tremba
November 13, 2016
Baptism initiates us into a movement of resistance and hope.

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Randall Tremba
November 6, 2016
Over time questions arose. This is my body. This is my blood. How is this Jesus body and blood? What is the meaning of “is?”

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Randall Tremba
October 30, 2016
So why then do we come here on Sunday morning if not to worship God?

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October 23, 2016
Terry Lindsay
Reflection on Luke 18
All Who Humble Themselves Will Be Exalted

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October 23, 2016
Reflection on Paul
Mary Ellen Lloyd

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Ethel Hornbeck
October 16, 2016
"Our polity changes freed us from a ton of baggage, dreadful restrictions on grace. So removing them also frees us for a much deeper and fuller embrace of God’s holy abundance, this affirmation that there is always more than enough—freedom, justice and joy--for all."

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Randall Tremba
October 9, 2016
It’s not that we are guilty and need forgiveness as much as it is that we are hurting and need compassion. Mercy is both forgiveness and compassion.

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Randall Tremba
October 2, 2016
Many of us admire people of great faith and many of us wish we had greater faith. But today’s gospel lesson seems to say faith is over-rated. Is that possible?

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Randall Tremba
September 25, 2016
BLACK LIVES MATTER is a wake up call to a nation that for too long has not seen black lives as equal in dignity and worth. If you’re paying attention and understand American history, you will know that at this time in this country that’s a message that must not be diluted by other well-meaning slogans.

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Randall Tremba
September 18, 2016
There is a time to weep. But sorrow does not exclude hope.

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