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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

Mar
25

Palm Sunday

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The Passion of Christ according to St. Mark.  The Passion was read with Pastor Runser as Mark and members of the congregation reading the other parts. Mark: Hear the passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Mark. (Mark 14.1 – 15.end or Mark 15.1–39 [40–47]) Mark: It was two days before the Passover and ... Continue

Mar
18

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 3:18. Gospel reference:  John 12:20-33 (NRSV) P 20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew ... Continue

Mar
11

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent. March 11, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 3:11 . Gospel reference:   John 3:14-21 (NRSV) P 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, ... Continue

Feb
25

Sermon for Sunday February 25, 2018. The Second Sunday of Lent

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 2:25.  Gospel reference:   Mark 8:31-38 (NRSV) 31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. ... Continue

Feb
18

Sermon for February 18,2018. The First Sunday of Lent

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 2:18 . Gospel reference: Mark 9:2-9 (NRSV) P 2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could ... Continue