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Ethel Hornbeck
February 26, 2012
First Sunday of Lent
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:9-15
Given the news these days—political, economic, religious -- to talk about wilderness seems kind of redundant. But wilderness is before us this morning, so let us enter the wilderness, together, starting with this, from the gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Let us listen to what the Spirit may be saying to us today.

Randall Tremba
February 19, 2012
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 9:2-9
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

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Randall Tremba
February 12, 2012
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:40-45
A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean." 

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Presbyterian ministers don’t do “Last Rites.” That’s pretty much a Catholic thing. But many Presbyterians don’t know better. So when I am called to perform “Last Rites,” I go.

Randall Tremba
February 5, 2012
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:29-39
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.

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Randall Tremba
January 29, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

 Mark 1:21-28
Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."

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Randall Tremba
January 22, 2012
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Jonah 3:1-2
The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.”

Mark 1:14-20
Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people." And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Randall Tremba
January 15, 2012
Ordinary Time
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
It was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

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This sermon is especially for our seven confirmands sitting among us this morning. (Of course, the others of you are welcome to listen.)

Randall Tremba
January 8, 2012
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Mark 1:4-11
"The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but the Coming One will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

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