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The Tale of the PERSISTENT Widow + Luke 18: 1-8

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 24], October 15/16, 2010 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA  - The Rev. Roy Almquist   In nineteenth century America there was a man who failed in business at the age of 21.  This man decided to run for elective office, but was defeated.  He failed again in a second […]

The Muscle of Faith ~ Luke 17: 5-10

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 22], October 1/2, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist A little over a week ago I received an e-mail from a good friend and former parishioner. In his brief communication, he made a clear and reasonable request: I would love to meet with you […]

The Commendable Scoundrel – Luke 16: 1-13

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Pr. 20], September 17/18, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA  -  The Rev. Roy Almquist   I am about to say something that I do not believe I have ever said from the pulpit.  As a result I think it might be fair to say that you are about […]

The Lost And The Found + Luke 15: 1-10

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 19] The Fifteenth Anniversary of “9/11″ / September 10/11, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and […]

BEING HUMBLE IN A HAUGHTY WORLD ~ Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 17], August 27-28, 2016 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being […]

THE FRIENDS SPEAKER 2017: “MEET ALEXANDER HAMILTON” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 at 7PM

The Friends Speaker Series 2016 – 2017: Our April lecture, offered in cooperation with The Friends of Valley Forge Park and The Valley Forge Park Alliance will take place at …. Washington Memorial ~ Chapel Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM. The topic: “Meet Alexander Hamilton”.  Alexander Hamilton, as interpreted by Eben Kuhns. The young […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]