Sermons

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

 

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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FACING OUR DARKNESS
Randall Tremba
August 12, 2012
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

2 Samuel 18:5-33
The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

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WHAT GOOD IS GUILT?
Randall Tremba
August 5, 2012
18th Sunday Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a
David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD."

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ACT WITH WISDOM
Randall Tremba
July 29, 2012
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

2 Samuel 11:1-15
In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

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CULTIVATING COMPASSION
Ethel Hornbeck
July 22, 2012
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
Mark 6:30-34

The Gospel lesson for today, comes to us from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 6:

Reflecton
Joshua Nolen
July 15, 2012

When Randy asked if I would do a reflection on the lectionary while he was away, I took at look at the Gospel lesson and found this story about the death of John the Baptist:

Reflection
Kari Edge
July 15, 2012

2 Samuel 6:1-5 and 12b-19

A wise preacher once told me, “if you want to have a successful sermon, you better start with a joke or a story.”  Well, this is NO sermon but I do have a joke:

The Earth without ART is just EH…

You may be wondering how this joke connects to the lesson of Samuel before us today, and I’m just hoping we’re not both still wondering that by the end of this reflection.

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