Sermons

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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.

 

GOD’S PLATFORM
Randall Tremba 
November 4, 2012
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

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Psalm 146
Do not put your trust in princes.

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“The Blind Man”
Jack Young
October 28, 2012

The Gospel for this morning is from MARK – Chapter 10: Verses 46-52.   I am confident most of you are familiar with these Verses….

REFLECTION
Catherine Irwin
October 28, 2012

 

Psalm 34

Here are a few lines:

I will bless the Lord at all times, a song of praise will I sing.

My soul speaks to the Beloved continually, let all who suffer hear and be glad. O, open your hearts friends that your pain and loneliness be turned to Love and then we shall rejoice in the Beloved together.

Note that the Psalm begins with “I will bless the Lord at all times”.

 

WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND
Job 38:1-9
Ethel Hornbeck
October 21, 2012
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

 

LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS
Randall Tremba
 October 14, 2012
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 10:17-31
Jesus, looking at the rich young man, loved him and said, "You lack just one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

 

GREEN BEAN STEW
Randall Tremba
 October 7, 2012
World Communion Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

HOUSE OF PEACE
Randall Tremba
September 30, 2012
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Season of Peace
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 9:38-50
Jesus said, “Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

PEACE BEYOND OUR FEARS
Randall Tremba
September 23, 2012
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 9:30-37
The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.

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“WISDOM CRIES”
Ethel Hornbeck
September 16, 2012
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 1:20-26; Mark 8:27-38; Wisdom of Solomon 7:25-8:1

CULTIVATING KINDNESS
Randall Tremba
September 9, 2012
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

 

Mark 7:24-37
Jesus said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs."

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BE KIND
Randall Tremba
September 2, 2012
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

James 1:17-27
If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.

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BUILDING A HOUSE
Randall Tremba
August 26, 2012
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

1 Kings 8:1- 43
And Solomon said: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built!

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GETTING TO FORGIVENESS
Randall Tremba
August 19, 2012
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Ephesians 4:25-32
Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

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