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But...! -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
I think anyone who has tried to teach a class or make a presentation to a group has experienced some
The iPod Vs. The Larynx -- Revelation 5:11-14 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
The book of Revelation is a vision that occurs on the Lord's day.
The Blood Of The Lamb And The Voice Of The Shepherd -- Revelation 7:9-17 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Who is Jesus? How are we to understand him?
Heaven On Earth -- Revelation 21:1-6 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Many years ago when I was going to prep school in Milwaukee, the students loved to walk past a nearb
A Glimpse Of Glory -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
(Sing the first verse and chorus of "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.")
It's A Good Thing He's Gone! -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2009
Today I want you to participate in the proclamation of today's message.
All In God's Time -- Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
"Why do bad things happen to good people?" is the way we say it today.
Cracking The Code -- Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Have you ever seen one of those prison break movies? They all seem to follow a formula.
Show Me Your Credentials -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2009
When you apply for a job, offer service to a customer, or try to get a license ...
Did God Really Say...? -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Today is "Temptation Sunday." Every year on the first Sunday in Lent we focus our attention on the s
Enemies Of The Cross -- Philippians 3:17--4:1 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Whenever I lead an inquiry class for those who want to learn more about my congregation and the fait
Passing The Test -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
"Students, it is time to get out your pencils, close your books and remove any notes from your desks
A New Point Of View -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
In 2000, Mel Gibson appeared in the comedy, What Women Want.
Running The Race -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Every week in our country millions of people go to stadiums and arenas to participate in the thrills
A Bloody Cheer! -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2009
Today is a strange and peculiar day.
Meal Of Death -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
There it is. No one can enter this sanctuary without noticing it.
A Bloody Sacrifice -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Good Friday - C -- 2009
It is a sad commentary on the state of our world that we are far too familiar with those who have sh
Pentecost ... Again! -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2007
They had been waiting so long for this.
So, Explain It To Me -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Trinity Sunday begins the second half of the church year.
Righteous! -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Perhaps some of you are old enough to remember one of the most popular musical groups of the mid 196
In Spite Of Evidence To The Contrary -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
The scriptures talk about "faith" in many different ways.
Freedom And Slavery -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Freedom is the defining value of American culture.
Fido's Dilemma -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2007
Fido is in the dirt gnawing on a bone. It is dry, brittle, depleted of marrow and moisture.
Boast In Our Suffering -- Romans 5:1-8 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2007
The phone rings in the middle of the night.

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Heaven On Earth -- Revelation 21:1-6 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Many years ago when I was going to prep school in Milwaukee, the students loved to walk past a nearb
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The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
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Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Reader A:
Reader B:

(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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