Sermons

Read, listen to, or download past sermons.  The most recent sermon is typically available online by 3 PM each Monday.
 
 
 

Randall Tremba
March 24, 2013
Palm/Passion Sunday
Jesus accepted the cross not because he wanted to die but because he wanted to be fully alive—in life and in death.

Randall Tremba
March 17, 2013
Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Today we honor the life, work and witness of St. Patrick and with him the Irish people.

Randall Tremba
March 10, 2013
Can we live in an economy of grace and abundance?

Randall Tremba
March 3, 2013t
The voices I heard this week were voices longing for water in a dry and barren land—souls thirsty for justice, thirsty for sanity, thirsty for good to prevail. Some have been longing for a long, long time.

Randall Tremba
February 24, 2013
If you want a life without dark and gloomy nights, you’ll have to move to another planet.

Randall Tremba
February 17, 2013
What will satisfy the longing, the hunger in every human heart? That’s the riddle. That’s the question. That’s our quest.

Randall Tremba
February 10, 2013
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday
Drugs are a greater threat to the wellbeing of our children and a more immediate threat than guns.

Randall Tremba
February 3, 2013
Those who care about the welfare of our youth should compare the risks of alcohol consumption with pot—as I have done. It will shock you. And perhaps enrage you.

Randall Tremba
January 27, 2013
The presidential inauguration was a great day for patriots and all who love beautiful speech.

Randall Tremba
January 20, 2013
I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Randall Tremba
January 13, 2013
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Baptism isn’t meant to cool us down; it’s meant to fire us up.

Randall Tremba
January 6, 2013
There are many ways to reach out and touch a darkened world with love. It doesn’t have to be a blaze. A small light will do.

MAKING ROOM
Ethel Hornbeck
December 23, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

A TIME FOR ANGER
Randall Tremba
December 23, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Luke 1:26-55
The Holy One has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.

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To everything there is a season. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to mourn and a time to laugh.

 

THE ROAD TO ZION
Randall Tremba
December 16, 2012
Third Sunday of Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you and has turned away your enemies. Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout.

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MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS
Randall Tremba
 December 9, 2012
Second Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Luke 3:1-6
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
Randall Tremba
December 2, 2012
First Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Jeremiah 33:14-16
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Luke 21:25-36
Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

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THE GOD OF ISRAEL
Randall Tremba
 November 25, 2012
Christ the King/Reign of Love Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

2 Samuel 23:1-7
The God of Israel has spoken.

John 18:33-37
Jesus answered Pilate, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here."

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THE END OF THE WORLD
Randall Tremba
November 18, 2012
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

I Samuel 1:4-20
In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I have asked him of the LORD."

 

SPIRIT OF INCLUSION
Randall Tremba
 November 11, 2012
 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Ruth 4:17
The women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, "A son has been born to Naomi." They named him Obed; he became the father of Jesse, the father of David.

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