Sermons

Read or download the text from past sermons.  The most recent sermon is typically available online by 3 PM each Monday.
 
 
 

Ethel Hornbeck
April 14, 2013
Its true, we are all evolving, and as the Sufi poet Hafiz wrote some six and a half centuries ago: nothing evolves us like love.

Randall Tremba
April 7, 2013
If you only see “Christ” in Christianity then you’re not seeing all there is to see in resurrection stories.

Randall Tremba
March 31, 2013
Easter Sunday
On what we call Good Friday the Empire spoke its truth with spears, nails and a cross. On Sunday, the hidden promise spoke.

Randall Tremba
March 24, 2013
Palm/Passion Sunday
Jesus accepted the cross not because he wanted to die but because he wanted to be fully alive—in life and in death.

Randall Tremba
March 17, 2013
Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Today we honor the life, work and witness of St. Patrick and with him the Irish people.

Randall Tremba
March 10, 2013
Can we live in an economy of grace and abundance?

Randall Tremba
March 3, 2013t
The voices I heard this week were voices longing for water in a dry and barren land—souls thirsty for justice, thirsty for sanity, thirsty for good to prevail. Some have been longing for a long, long time.

Randall Tremba
February 24, 2013
If you want a life without dark and gloomy nights, you’ll have to move to another planet.

Randall Tremba
February 17, 2013
What will satisfy the longing, the hunger in every human heart? That’s the riddle. That’s the question. That’s our quest.

Randall Tremba
February 10, 2013
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday
Drugs are a greater threat to the wellbeing of our children and a more immediate threat than guns.

Randall Tremba
February 3, 2013
Those who care about the welfare of our youth should compare the risks of alcohol consumption with pot—as I have done. It will shock you. And perhaps enrage you.

Randall Tremba
January 27, 2013
The presidential inauguration was a great day for patriots and all who love beautiful speech.

Randall Tremba
January 20, 2013
I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Randall Tremba
January 13, 2013
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Baptism isn’t meant to cool us down; it’s meant to fire us up.

Randall Tremba
January 6, 2013
There are many ways to reach out and touch a darkened world with love. It doesn’t have to be a blaze. A small light will do.

MAKING ROOM
Ethel Hornbeck
December 23, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

A TIME FOR ANGER
Randall Tremba
December 23, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Luke 1:26-55
The Holy One has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.

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To everything there is a season. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to mourn and a time to laugh.

 

THE ROAD TO ZION
Randall Tremba
December 16, 2012
Third Sunday of Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you and has turned away your enemies. Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout.

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MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS
Randall Tremba
 December 9, 2012
Second Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Luke 3:1-6
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
Randall Tremba
December 2, 2012
First Sunday in Advent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Jeremiah 33:14-16
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Luke 21:25-36
Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

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