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A Car without an Engine

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 8, 2016 (7th Sunday of Easter)

Acts 16:16-34; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-27


In my business I hear this comment a lot, “I don’t need to go to Church to find God. I can go out to the woods to find God, etc.”


I know countless self-professed Christians who seldom if ever go to church. This is curious to me. Maybe it has...

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Face to Face

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 24, 2016 (5th Sunday of Easter)

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35


This week in the Daily Office we read from the 33rd Chapter of Exodus. Moses is at a breaking point being the go between for the LORD and the people. He asks God, “Please let me see your Glory.” The LORD answers, “I will make all my Goodness pass...

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Ask My Grocer

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 17, 2016 (4th Sunday of Easter)


Acts 9:36-43; Ps. 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30


An Amish man was once asked by a fervent young evangelist whether he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and been saved. The Amish man answered "Don’t me. I could tell you anything. Here are the names of my banker, my grocer, and my farm hands. Ask them if I’ve been...

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Voices from Heaven

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 10, 2016 (4th Sunday of Easter)


Acts 9:1-20; Rev. 5:11-14; John 21: 1-19



Saul heard a voice from heaven. It was Jesus, whom he had been persecuting. It came suddenly, and a light from heaven flashed around him. The experience was so intense that Saul fell to the ground. The light was so strong that...

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It's All in the Name

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Monday, April 4, 2016 (The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38

When I was 14 I went to live with my dad in his hometown on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. Turtle Mountain is a remarkably diverse place. Gathered there are Ojibwa and Cree natives, mixed French-Cree people known as the Metis, and a smattering of Lebanese and Syrian families. Sometimes all of these...

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Seeing is Believing

Preached by The Reverend Deacon Walter Ramsey on Sunday, April 3, 2016 (2nd Sunday of Easter)


In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see. This line from the book and movie The Polar Express, a story about believing, speaks so well, I think, about the essence of today’s Gospel.

Seeing is believing – I quote from...

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Stuck on Six

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, March 27, 2016 (1st Sunday of Easter)

And so we begin another Paschal Season. We proclaim the risen Lord. Death is conquered! The tomb is empty. Evil is trampled underfoot. Rejoice! 


But on Monday morning we are going back to our everyday lives and experience life as it is. We are going to experience some stress, frustration, and maybe some anger. We are going to...

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Learning to Swim

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Saturday, March 26, 2016 (The Great Vigil of Easter)



I didn’t learn to swim until I was 12 years old. Neither of my parents swam and I think I was raised to be afraid of water. My brother once threw me in the pool to sink or swim. That did not help.


Then one summer while visiting my cousins on the Reservation I finally learned. We had a nice big lake on our family land. We spent every day...

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Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday 2016)

Good Friday is rife with scandal. 


In this passion narrative from St. John, we recognize the distinct hypocrisy of religious institutions. The religious leaders will not enter Pilate’s headquarters as to avoid ritual defilement. Yet, while they’re avoiding ritual impurity, they’re calling for an execution.


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Who Killed Jesus?

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, February 21, 2016 (The Second Sunday in Lent)

Who killed Jesus? Over the centuries the Church has come up with easy answers to this question. For a long time, the answer was, “his own people” killed him. This has led to the deadly stain of anti-Semitism on the Church and Western Civilization. Now we are more sophisticated. Now we answer something like, “Well, really it was the Roman Government or it was the religious...

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