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Oct
8

Sermon October 8, 2017

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 10-8 . Gospel reference:  Matthew 21:33-46 (NRSV) P 33“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 34When the ... Continue

Jul
16

Sermon for July 16, 2017

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ALWL Ed Koup's Sermon July 16 .Gospel reference:  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (NRSV) P 1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told ... Continue

Jul
9

Sermon July 9, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon July 9 . Gospel reference:   Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 (NRSV)  16“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17      ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;       we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18For John ... Continue

Jul
2

Sermon for July 2, 2017. The Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon July 2. Gospel reference: Matthew 10:40-42 (NRSV) P 40“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a ... Continue

Jun
27

Sermon for June 25, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's  . Gospel reference:  P 24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will ... Continue

Jun
18

Sermon for Sunday, June 18, 2017

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 6:18 . Gospel reference:    Matthew 9:35—10:8 [9-23] (NRSV)   P 9:35Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, ... Continue

Jun
11

Sermon for June11, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon June 11 . Gospel reference: Matthew 28: 16-20 (NRSV)      Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven ... Continue

Jun
4

Sermon for Day of Pentecost

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon Pentecost . Gospel reference:   John 20:19-23 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with ... Continue

May
21

Sermon for May 21, 2017

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ALWL, Ray Huff's Sermon May 21 . Gospel reference: John 14:15-21 (NRSV) P 15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it ... Continue

Apr
30

Sermon for April 30, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for April 30 . Gospel reference:  Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV) P 13Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus ... Continue