Sermons

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

 

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.

“LACUNAS”
Rev. Patricia A. Donohoe
July 8, 2012
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Sermon Texts: Mark 6:3 and 2 Corinthians 5:9b-10

GET UP
Randall Tremba
July 1, 2012
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 5:21-43
Jesus took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cum," which means, "Little girl, get up!"

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This morning I want to commend the youth of two churches—the youth of our church and the youth of the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

WAKE UP
Randall Tremba
June 24, 2012
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 4:35-41
"Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!"

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LIGHT FOR THE KINGDOM
Randall Tremba
June 17, 2012
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 4:26-34
With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed.

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REBUILDING COMMON LIFE
Randall Tremba
June 10, 2012
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

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1 Samuel 8:4-20; 11:14-15
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said: "You are old and your sons are corrupt and take bribes; appoint for us a king to govern us, like other nations.

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