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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

May
20

Sermon for Day of Pentecost. May 20, 2018.

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 Gospel lesson: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (NRSV)   P15:26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. 16:4b“I did not say these ... Continue

Apr
29

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 4:29  . Gospel reference:  John 15:1-8 (NRSV) P 1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed ... Continue

Apr
22

Sermon for The Fourth Sunday of Easter. April 22, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon4:22 . Gospel reference:   John 10:11-18 (NRSV) P 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the ... Continue

Apr
15

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter. April 15, 2018

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 4:15:18 . Gospel reference: Luke 24:36b-48 (NRSV) P 36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and ... Continue

Apr
8

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter. April 8, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 4:8:18 . Gospel reference: John 20:19-31 (NRSV) P 19When 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 ... Continue