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Thanks For The Memories ~ Mark 1: 21-28

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ January 27/28, 2018 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist We come to the weekend that we knew could not be avoided. Ever since I wrote to you in November I have had my eye on the calendar. I have continued to shuffle back […]

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BE GENTLE WHEN YOU TOUCH THE BREAD – John 6: 1-21

The Ninth Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 12], July 25/26, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Be gentle when you touch bread. Let it not lie uncared for—unwanted So often bread is taken for granted. There is so much beauty in bread Beauty of sun and soil, beauty of honest […]

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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD – Mark 6: 30-34 53-56

The Eighth Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 11], July 18/19, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Our Gospel lesson captures that moment when Jesus’ disciples returned from their first missionary journey, a time when they experienced personal success in witnessing to God’s Kingdom. They had preached the Gospel, cast out […]

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The Nazareth Syndrome – Mark 6: 1-13

The Sixth Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 9], July 4/5, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist You Can’t Go Home Again is a great American novel by Thomas Wolfe, published in 1940. The novel tells the story of George Webber, a novice author, who writes a book that turns out to be […]

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The Touch of Jesus – Mark 5: 21-43

The Fifth Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 8], June 27-28, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Then they brought little children to Jesus that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let […]

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A Water-tight Faith – Mark 4: 35-41

The Fourth Sunday in Pentecost [Proper 7], June 21, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA ~ The Rev. Roy Almquist Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. This line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge reminds us of two […]

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Has He Gone Out of His Mind? – Mark 3: 20-35

The Second Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 5], June 6/7, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA ~ The Rev. Roy Almquist Our Gospel lesson for today forces us to deal with a number of hot button issues in the life of Jesus. Our Lord has just begun his ministry. He has been preaching, teaching, and […]

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Pentecost: A Time To Preserve The Dream

Acts 2: 1-13 – Festival of Pentecost, May 23/24, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, […]

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