Sermons

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Randall Tremba
August 7, 2016
The word “sacrifices” is in the Old Testament lesson for this Sunday, and by coincidence this past week we heard a lot about sacrifices—about a young Muslim soldier who sacrificed his life to protect his companions.

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Randall Tremba
July 31, 2016

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July 24, 2016
Reflections by Barbara Hartman & Jeff Groff

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Suzanne Keith Loechl
July 17, 2016

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Randall Tremba
July10, 2016
Once upon a time, a white policeman lie beaten and half dead along side the road. A young black man noticed, knelt beside the policeman, bound up his wounds and carried him to a clinic. Take care of him, said the black man. I’ll pay whatever it costs.

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Randall Tremba
July 3, 2016
On Sunday, July 4, 1976, the bi-centennial of our nation, I was 28 years old, one day short of 29. On that day I stood here for the first time as the 18th installed minister to serve this church since its founding in 1743.

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Randall Tremba
June 26, 2016

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Randall Tremba
June 19, 2016
The world is not a safe place. It just isn’t. Not even Disney World is safe. If one thing doesn’t get you, something else will. A lot of crazy stuff happens.

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Randall Tremba
June 12, 2016
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Or so we were taught to say as children. But that clearly is not true.

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Reflections by Rob Mahaffey, Marlene Gallo and Chris Morehouse
June 5, 2016

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Randall Tremba
May 29, 2016
Once upon a time Jesus received a summons to a Roman centurion’s home. Which raised the question: to go or not to go. There were many reasons not to go. After all, aiding a Roman was aiding and abetting the enemy. Treason.

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Randall Tremba
May 22, 2016
To claim we are “guardians of the planet” is to make a rather bodacious claim. After all, the planet did just fine before humans arose on its face. No one was “in charge.”

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Randall Tremba
May 15, 2016
Just listen to the babble, babble, babble. Is anyone listening with an understanding ear?

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Randall Tremba
May 8, 2016
Together we are rebuilding the church in the spirit of St. Francis by returning to the simple gospel of Jesus: Love one another. Love God. Love the other. Love the world and all that is in it.

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Randall Tremba
May 1, 2016
Hope is not optimism. We hope despite evidence because we trust something greater than ourselves at work in the world.

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Randall Tremba
April 24, 2016
Something greater than ourselves brings us back from the dead time and time again when we love one another.

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Randall Tremba
April 17, 2016
The sudden increase in cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity since WWII is no fluke. It can easily be traced to a radical change in the American diet. What’s on your table?

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Randall Tremba
April 10, 2016
Over the past 40 years, I’ve been around a lot of death and a lot of grieving. And I’ve learned that in many cases there is no cure for a broken heart.

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Ethel Hornbeck
April 3, 2016
"Resurrection is not some one time thing, it is an ongoing story, one that we are free to choose to be part of or not."

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Randall Tremba
March 27, 2016
You can’t get from Palm Sunday to Easter without going through Good Friday. Which brings us to Brussels.

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