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The Pain of the “Big D” ~ Mark 10:2-16

The Pain of the “Big D” ~ Mark 10:2-16 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 22],   October 6-7, 2012 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist Bob Wortmann was one of the finest Christian laymen I have ever had the privilege of knowing during my career as a parish pastor.  Bob was […]

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Drawing In or Pushing Out ~ Mark 9:38-50

Drawing In or Pushing Out ~ Mark 9:38-50 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 21],   September 29-30, 2012  Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist Have you ever heard of St. Telemachus?  I must admit I had not until I was preparing to preach on our Gospel lesson.  Telemachus was a monk […]

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The Topsy-Turvy World of Jesus ~ Mark 8: 24-37

The Topsy-Turvy World of Jesus ~ Mark 8: 24-37 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 19],   September 15-16, 2012 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist An American was on his first trip to Australia.  He left the airport and jumped into a taxi to take him to his hotel.  As he […]

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WHOM SHALL WE SERVE? – Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

WHOM SHALL WE SERVE? – Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 The Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 16], August 25/26, 2012 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Walter Wangerin, a contemporary Christian writer, captures our Old Testament lesson in his wonderful paraphrase of Scripture, The Book of God:  When Joshua the son of […]

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