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Seeing The Harvest That Jesus Sees ~ Matthew 9:35 – 10:8

Second Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 6], June 17-18, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Barbara Brown Taylor, the gifted Episcopal preacher and seminary professor, tells a wonderful story about a visit she made several years ago to southern Turkey. She shares her observation in her book The Preaching Life. […]

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The God of Mindfulness – Psalm 8

Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist O Lord, our Governor, how majestic is your name in all the earth! … When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you […]

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Words of Hope in Troubled times ~ John 14: 1-13

Fifth Sunday in Easter, May 13/14, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Today is Mother’s Day, a day when we pause to honor those special people who discharged the office of mother in our lives. Sometimes that task was fulfilled by a father … or by a grandparent … […]

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Majesty In Transit ~ Matthew 21: 1-11

Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion, April 8-9, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the queen. Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under a chair. This charming little nursery rhyme speaks […]

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SEEING INVISIBLE PEOPLE – John 4: 5-42

Third Sunday in Lent, March 18/19, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist I see dead people! Some of you movie buffs may remember that great line from M. Night Shyamalan’s spooky classic, The Sixth Sense, the story of a little boy, played by then angelic Haley Joel Osment, who […]

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A Mountain Top experience – Matthew 17: 1-9

The Transfiguration of Our Lord, February 25/26, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA ~ The Rev. Roy Almquist Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes […]

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The unforgettable SERMON – Matthew 5: 1-12

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ January 28-29, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist With its fourteen buildings, Rockefeller Center in Manhattan was, at its time, the largest private construction project ever undertaken. The complex was conceived out of the great success of American capitalism in the early […]

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SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER? – Matthew 3: 13-17

The Baptism of Our Lord, January 14/15, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA ~ The Rev. Roy Almquist Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel feet have trod, With its crystal tide forever ~ Flowing by the throne of God? Refrain: Yes, we’ll gather at the river, The beautiful, the beautiful river; […]

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Fantasy From The Outside – Matthew 2: 1-12

Festival of the Epiphany of Our Lord, January 7/8, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Moving quietly and majestically, they appear out of the dimness of our human imagining. At first they are just undulating shadows. Eventually we see their form in the eyes of our faith tradition. They […]

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Ending the war on Christmas – Luke 2: 1-14

Christmas Eve ~ Choral Eucharist (9:00 & 11:00), December 24, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist One of my favorite preachers, William Willimon, the former chaplain at Duke University and now the Methodist Bishop for the Northern Alabama Conference, began a December sermon in this manner: I owe one […]

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