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Sep
2

Sermon for September 2, 2018 the 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 9:2:18    . Gospel reference:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 (NRSV) P1Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3(For the Pharisees, ... Continue

Aug
26

Sermon for Sunday August 26, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 9:26 . Gospel reference:   John 6:56-69 (NRSV) P 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This ... Continue

Aug
19

Sermon for Sunday August 19, 2018

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 9:19 . Gospel reference:   John 6:51-58 (NRSV) P51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How ... Continue

Aug
5

Sermon for August 5, 2018 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Pastor Karl Runser's  Sermon 8:5 . Gospel reference:   John 6:24-35 (NRSV) P24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, ... Continue

Jul
22

Sermon for Sunday July 22, 3018

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon Sermon 7:22   . Gospel reference:   Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 (NRSV) P30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, ... Continue

Jul
15

Sermon for July 15, 2018

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 7:15 . Gospel reference:   Mark 6:14-29 (NRSV) P14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “It is Elijah.” And ... Continue

Jul
8

Sermon for July 8, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 7:8:18 . Gospel reference:    Mark 6:1-13 (NRSV) P1He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? ... Continue

Jun
17

Sermon for June 17, 2018. The Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 6:17 . Gospel reference:   Mark 4:26-34 (NRSV) P26He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of ... Continue

Jun
10

Sermon for June 10, 2018. The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 6: 10 .  Gospel reference:  Mark 3:20-35 (NRSV) P20And the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came ... Continue

Jun
3

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon .  Gospel lesson.   Mark 2:23—3:6 (NRSV) P2:23One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25And he said ... Continue