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YOU Are My Witnesses – Luke 24: 36-48

Third Sunday of Easter, April 18/19, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist And (Jesus) said to them: Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in […]

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Thomas The Realist – John 20:19-31

  Sermon preached by the Rev. Roy Almquist at all services April 11 & 12, 2015, Low Sunday Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the […]

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Embracing the Wonder of Easter – John 20: 1-18

The Festival of the Resurrection [Easter Sunday], April 5, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and […]

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I Love A Parade – Mark 11: 1-11

Palm Sunday ~ The Passion of Our Lord, March 28/29, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist I love a parade, the tramping of feet, I love every beat I hear of a drum. I love a parade, when I hear a band, I just want to stand and cheer […]

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Wise Men From The West – John 12: 20-33

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21/22, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  [John 12:20-21] About […]

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God’s Tenacious Love – John 3: 14-21

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14/15, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA – The Rev. Roy Almquist For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the […]

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Where Do We find God? – John 2: 13-22

Third Sunday in Lent, March 7/8, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist In the temple Jesus found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out . . . [Luke 2: 13] Our Gospel […]

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THE Elephant IN THE LIVING ROOM – Mark 8: 31-38

The Second Sunday in Lent, February 28 / March 1, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist The expression … The Elephant in the Living Room … has become something of a common cliché today, but before we write the expression off, let us remember that some profound wisdom is […]

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Saved To Serve – Mark 1:29-39

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 7/8, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist As far as I know there are only two mother-in-law stories in the Bible. The best known is the story of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. This story celebrates the profound love between two women of […]

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What The Demons Know – Mark 1: 21-28

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany – January 31/February 1, 2015 Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Roy Almquist On a winter morning in 2007, a nice-looking young man in a black jacket and baseball cap walked quietly into a busy Metro station in Washington, D.C. He opened his case, took out […]

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