Sermons

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Randall Tremba
October 2, 2016
Many of us admire people of great faith and many of us wish we had greater faith. But today’s gospel lesson seems to say faith is over-rated. Is that possible?

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Randall Tremba
September 25, 2016
BLACK LIVES MATTER is a wake up call to a nation that for too long has not seen black lives as equal in dignity and worth. If you’re paying attention and understand American history, you will know that at this time in this country that’s a message that must not be diluted by other well-meaning slogans.

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Randall Tremba
September 18, 2016
There is a time to weep. But sorrow does not exclude hope.

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September 11, 2016
Randall Tremba
There are many reasons to give up and lose hope these days. But there’s at least one reason not to.

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Randall Tremba
September 4, 2016
I’ve been troubled by racial divisions in our nation most of my life. And I guess that’s why it’s almost always on my mind and often in my preaching.

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Randall Tremba
August 28, 2016
I’m gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days. (Negro spiritual)

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Ethel Hornbeck
August 21, 2016
Wisdom, practice, community—these are the particular gifts of a school of love, gifts that help equip us for the journey of healing that is always before us.

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Randall Tremba
August 14, 2016
Rage is burning like fire across our nation and around the world.

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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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