Sermons

Read, listen to, or download past sermons.  The most recent sermon is typically available online by 3 PM each Monday.
 
 
 
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WALKING TO JERUSALEM
Randall Tremba
April 1, 2012
Palm/Passion Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 15:1-39
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

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CALL FROM TOMORROW
Randall Tremba
March 25, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

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I
have
learned
so much from God
that I can no longer
call
myself
a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim
a Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even pure
Soul.

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PEOPLE SO TRUE TO LOVE
Randall Tremba
March 18, 2012
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

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THE GRACE OF THE WORLD
Randall Tremba
March 11, 2012
Third Sunday of Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Psalm 19
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. In the heavens God has set the sun. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; nothing is hid from its warmth.

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS
Randall Tremba
March 4, 2012
Second Sunday in Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be faithful. I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous."

WILDERNESS WAY
Ethel Hornbeck
February 26, 2012
First Sunday of Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:9-15
Given the news these days—political, economic, religious -- to talk about wilderness seems kind of redundant. But wilderness is before us this morning, so let us enter the wilderness, together, starting with this, from the gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Let us listen to what the Spirit may be saying to us today.

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LIVE IN THE LIGHT
Randall Tremba
February 19, 2012
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 9:2-9
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

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HEALING PRAYER
Randall Tremba
February 12, 2012
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:40-45
A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean." 

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Presbyterian ministers don’t do “Last Rites.” That’s pretty much a Catholic thing. But many Presbyterians don’t know better. So when I am called to perform “Last Rites,” I go.

PRAYERFUL SERVICE
Randall Tremba
February 5, 2012
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:29-39
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.

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UNCLEAN SPIRIT
Randall Tremba
January 29, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

 Mark 1:21-28
Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."

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CALLED OUT
Randall Tremba
January 22, 2012
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Jonah 3:1-2
The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.”

Mark 1:14-20
Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people." And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

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KNOW YOURSELF
Randall Tremba
January 15, 2012
Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
It was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

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This sermon is especially for our seven confirmands sitting among us this morning. (Of course, the others of you are welcome to listen.)

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SERVANT COMMUNITY
Randall Tremba
January 8, 2012
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:4-11
"The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but the Coming One will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

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