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Randall Tremba
March 2, 2014
It seems to me Dr. Suess’ birthday is a good day for imagination. So I invite you to climb a mountain that isn’t here or there.

Judy York
June 23, 2013

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:

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Randall Tremba
June 3, 2012
Trinity Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

John 3:1-17
“Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

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Randall Tremba
February 19, 2012
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 9:2-9
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

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Randall Tremba
February 12, 2012
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:40-45
A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean." 

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Presbyterian ministers don’t do “Last Rites.” That’s pretty much a Catholic thing. But many Presbyterians don’t know better. So when I am called to perform “Last Rites,” I go.

Randall Tremba
January 15, 2012
Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
It was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

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This sermon is especially for our seven confirmands sitting among us this morning. (Of course, the others of you are welcome to listen.)