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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

Nov
25

Sermon for November 25, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 11-25  . Gospel reference:  John 18:33-37 (NRSV) P33Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, ... Continue

Nov
18

Sermon for November 18, 2018

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 11:18 . Gospel reference:  Mark 13:1-8 (NRSV) P31Ashe came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; ... Continue

Oct
21

Sermon for Sunday October 21, 2018.

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ALWL, Dianne Bubb's Sermon 10:21(click here) . Gospel reference:   Mark 10:35-45 (NRSV) P 35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to ... Continue

Oct
14

Sermon for October 14, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 10:14  . Gospel reference:   Mark 10:17-31 (NRSV) P 17As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? ... Continue

Oct
7

Sermon for October 7, 2018. The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 10:7  . Gospel reference:   Mark 10: 2-16  Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’They said, ‘Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to ... Continue