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Have No Fear, Little Flock – Luke 12: 32-40

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14), July 16/17, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Have no fear little flock, have no fear, little flock, For the Father has chosen to give you the Kingdom. Have no fear, little flock! [Marjorie A. Jillson, b.1931] One of the sad realities of […]

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The Better Part – Luke 10: 38-42

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11), July 16/17, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it … (Luke 10: 41, 43 – Eugene Peterson, The Message) […]

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A Commitment to coming near – Luke 10:25-37

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 10] + July 9-10, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist This past Wednesday I read a remarkable story in the New York Times. The article related the harrowing experience of a forty-five year old Palestinian doctor, Ali Shroukh, and his brother. These Arab men […]

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Harvest challenges – Luke 10:1-11; 16-20

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 9], July 2-3, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist My wife Shannon and I recently returned from a river cruise vacation in Europe. We always enjoy the people we meet on these trips. Early in our voyage I had an intriguing conversation over dinner […]

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THE GRATITUDE ATTITUDE – Luke 7: 36 – 8: 3

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), June 11/12, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Our Gospel lesson is one of the great stories of our Biblical tradition; a narrative built around three strong characters … a prominent Pharisee named Simon, a woman of questionable morality but unquestionable generosity, […]

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HE HAD COMPASSION FOR HER

The Third Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 5] Luke 7: 11-17 ~ June 4/5, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Of all the images of this past Memorial Day weekend the one that impressed me the most was the picture of little Christian Jacobs at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Washington, […]

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WHERE IS GOD? – Romans 5: 1-5

Trinity Sunday – May 21-22, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist Once a little boy asked, Where is God? And his mother said, Eat your lunch. And he grew older, and he asked a teacher, Where is God? And the teacher said, Do your homework. And as he grew […]

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The Wind and Fire of Faith ~ Acts 2: 1-13

Festival of Pentecost May 14/15, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they […]

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WHAT MAKES A HOME? ~ John 14: 23-29

Sixth Sunday of Easter, April 30 / May 1, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Jesus said … Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. [John 14: 23] A man’s […]

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What If The World Were More Religious? John 13: 31-35

Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 23/ 24, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Certain things people say to you have a haunting way of remaining in your mind. I recall a dear woman in my former congregation, saying in a harmless manner: Oh, Pastor, don’t you think the world […]

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