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THE GRAND SURPRISE ~ Matthew 25: 31-45

Christ the King / Last Sunday after Pentecost, November 25/26, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Today is Christ the King Sunday … the last Sunday of Pentecost. The Church Year ends now, but not simply with the harsh blowing of dry leaves and cold wind in the morning […]

A BIBLICAL Bad dream – Matthew 25: 1-13

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 27], November 11/12, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist From time to time I read passages in Scripture that remind me of bad dreams I have had. When I was a seminarian, preparing to be a minister, I used to travel to churches carrying […]

Restoring THE BREACHES ~ Philippians 4: 1-9

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 23], October 14-15, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women for they have struggled beside me […]

The Better of Two Bad SonS + Matthew 21: 23-32

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 21], September 30/October 1, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Whether we like it or not, we are living at a very contentious time. From health care to tax reform, from immigration to support for the victims of floods and earthquakes, we are […]

The Prickliest parable – Matthew 18: 21-35

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 19], September 16-17, 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist The unimaginable horror took place almost eleven years ago. On a pleasant fall morning in October Charles Roberts burst into an Amish schoolhouse at West Nickel Mine, Lancaster County, armed with three guns. Almost […]