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Jan
19

Sermon for January 19, 2020. The Second Sunday after Epiphany

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ALWL Ed Coup's sermon. Gospel reference: John 1:29-42 (NRSV) Sermon 1/19/2020 P29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me ... Continue

Jan
5

Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas, Jan. 5, 2020

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ALWL Ed Coup's sermon for 1/5/2020. Gospel reference: John 1:[1-9] 10-18 (NRSV) Sermon January 5, 2020 P1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into ... Continue

Dec
29

Sermon for December 29, 2019. 1st Sunday after Christmas

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ALWL Ed Coup's sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas. Gospel reference: Matthew 2:13-23 (NRSV) Sermon 12.19.19 P13Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I ... Continue

Dec
22

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. December 22, 2019

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon for December 22, 2019. Gospel reference: Matthew 1:18-25 (NRSV) Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019. P18Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to ... Continue

Dec
1

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

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Due to the inclement weather there was no sermon on December 1, 2019. The Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent: Matthew 24:36-44 (NRSV) P36“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For as the days of Noah ... Continue

Nov
24

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday. November 24, 2019.

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for November 24, 2019. Gospel reference: Luke 23:33-43 (NRSV) Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, November 24, 2019. P33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ 34Then Jesus said, “Father, ... Continue

Nov
17

Sermon for November 17, 2019

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ALWL Ed Coup's sermon for November 17, 2019. Gospel reference: Luke 21:5-19 (NRSV) P5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be ... Continue

Nov
10

Sermon for November 10, 2019

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon. Gospel reference: Luke 20:27-38 (NRSV) Sermon 11/10/19 P27Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and 28asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and ... Continue

Nov
3

Sermon for November 3, 2019. All Saints Sunday

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ALWL Sandy Grier's sermon for 11/03/2019. Gospel reference: Luke 6:20-31 (NRSV) P20Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22“Blessed are you when ... Continue

Oct
27

Sermon for Reformation Sunday. October 27, 2019

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for October 27, 2019. Gospel reference: John 8:31-36 (NRSV) P31Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We ... Continue