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Mar
17

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent. March 17, 2019

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ALWL, Sandy Grier's sermon. Gospel reference: Luke 13:31-35 (NRSV) P31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing ... Continue

Mar
10

Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent. March 10, 2019

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for March 10, 2019. Gospel reference: Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] (NRSV) P28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes ... Continue

Feb
24

Sermon for February 24, 2019

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for February 24, 2019, the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany. Gospel reference: Luke 6:27-38 (NRSV) P27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on the ... Continue

Feb
17

Sermon for February 13, 2019. The 6th Sunday After Epiphany

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ALWL, Ed Coups sermon for February 13, 2019. Gospel reference: Luke 6:17-26 (NRSV) P17He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18They had come to ... Continue

Feb
10

Sermon for February 10, The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for Sunday February 10, 2019 . Gospel reference: P1Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen ... Continue

Jan
13

Sermon for January 13, 2019 The Baptism of Our Lord

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Pastor Karl Runer's . Gospel reference: Sermon 1:13:19Download Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 (NRSV) P15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful ... Continue

Jan
6

Sermon for January 6, 2019 The Epiphany of Our Lord

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ALWL Ed Coup's sermon for Sunday January 6, 2018 . Gospel reference: Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) P1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? ... Continue

Dec
23

Sermon for December 23rd. The Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 12.:23 . Gospel reference:  Luke 1:39-45 [46-55] (NRSV) P39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And ... Continue

Dec
16

Sermon for Sunday December 16, 2018. The Third Sunday of Advent.

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 12:16 . Gospel reference: Luke 3:7-18 (NRSV) P7John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham ... Continue

Dec
2

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018

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ALWL, Ed Coup's Sermon 12:2 . Gospel reference: Luke 21:25-36 (NRSV) P25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the ... Continue