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Once upon a time all humans spoke one language. They all assembled in one place to work on a project.

This, by the way, is a folktale from the Great Ancestors. It’s not history.

Humans never spoke just one language. It’s a story portraying the human longing to be together and work together, you know, the way 195 nations agreed to work on climate change.

But something happened. No more one for all and all for one. Rather, us first; forget about the others.

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Randall Tremba
May 28, 2017
This morning in my next to last sermon I want to express my gratitude for the Presbyterian Church and the Reformed tradition of Christian faith it embodies.

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Randall Tremba
May 21, 2017
Everybody talks about God but nobody knows what they’re talking about.

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Randall Tremba
May 14, 2017
The way of Jesus is not a way out of this world but a certain way of being in this world, of being in love. Those who abide in love abide in God.

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Randall Tremba
May 7, 2017
I never set out to build a reputation for myself or this church. But things happen. For better or worse, I got one and you got one. And, as it turns out, our respective reputations are a mixed bag.

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Randall Tremba
April 30, 2017
The Bible is the written foundation of our Christian tradition. Yet, interpreting Scripture is no easy task.

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Randall Tremba
April 23, 2017
On the first day of the week we gather in our Meeting House expectant and ready to taste and see the real presence of Christ in each other.

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Matthew 28:1-10
The women left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy. They ran to tell the disciples when suddenly Jesus met them. "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to meet me in Galilee; there they will see me."

Which is to say, you’ll find me wherever you live—in Galilee, or Syria, or Baghdad, or Egypt, or North Korea, or South Sudan, or Orlando. I will always be where you live.

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Randall Tremba
April 9, 2017
This is the beginning of Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday, goes through Maundy Thursday, through Good Friday and ends with Easter. The story is familiar. It begins with a march. Jesus led a march on the heavily guarded city of Jerusalem.

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Randall Tremba
April 2, 2017
Much of the news is disheartening. But other news is not. The other news is quite heartening but it’s seldom reported or heard.

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Ephesians 5:8-9 & John 9:4-5 by Rob Glenn
Psalm 23 by Judy York
March 26, 2017

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Randall Tremba
March 19, 2017
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. It’s true: we can’t live without bread and water. But if that is all we hunger and thirst for, we never will be fully human.

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Ethel Hornbeck
March 12, 2017
So as we move into this next wilderness chapter...let us seek to welcome unknowing as we deepen our trust in one another and in the Spirit who has been at work here, in and among us, for a very long time.

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Randall Tremba
March 5, 2017
Today is the First Sunday in Lent. And today is the first day of a new wilderness journey for you and me. Beyond the wilderness awaits the Promise Land. I’m counting on that and you can count on that, too.

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Randall Tremba
February 26, 2017
Our nation has entered a cloud of unknowing. It’s a terrifying place to be. But it’s also a place of surprise—a place where the ordinary is transfigured into the extraordinary. A place where fear is transfigured into courage. A place where light breaks in.

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Randall Tremba
February 19, 2017
In order to prosper a nation needs laws to restrain would be tyrants and to protect and preserve liberty and freedom. Piety (love of God) and patriotism (love of country) are not enough.

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Randall Tremba
February 12, 2017
Several parents told me recently that their children are having a hard time in school, a hard time with certain Christian classmates. Lately, these classmates have become more bold and brash in spewing forth hateful and bigoted remarks about gays, refugees and Muslims.

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Randall Tremba
February 5, 2017
None of us like to take sides in our family, in our church, or in our nation. I’d rather not. But when sides are unavoidable, we must choose. And when competing visions and agendas for our nation clash, we must choose.

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Randall Tremba
January 29, 2017
Christians in every land should be alarmed over the rise of nationalism for those sentiments thwart the movement begun by Christ—a movement that seeks to extend compassion, inclusion, and blessings to all nations.

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Randall Tremba
January 22, 2017
Come follow me and I will show possibilities for love. Bring your little light along. You can be a light in the darkness.

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