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sermons preached at funerals and memorial services

“Jesus lifts you up and pulls you out of the water” a funeral sermon for John Bentley 1/05/2019

I learned something recently about John I did not know about before. He was a sailing instructor! Wow!  I knew he loved the water. I knew he loved his view out the back of his house. I knew he was … Continue reading

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“Candles for All Saints” a sermon on John 11

11/04/2018 All Saints Sunday Sermon on John 11:17-44 “Candles for All Saints” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“This is difficult…to whom shall we go?” a sermon on John 6:56-69

5/26/2018 Sermon on John 6:56-69 “This is difficult… To whom shall we go?” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Funeral sermon for Jaime Sarrantino Funeral sermon for Joan Rauenbuhler  

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“Out of the Depths We Cry” a funeral sermon for Jaime Sarrantino 8/25/2018

This is not a time for explanations. This is not a place for clichés. This is not a community of wishful thinkers. It is a time, place and a gathering to call a thing what it is – Jaime’s death … Continue reading

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“Sweetie” a funeral sermon for Joan Rauenbuhler 8/25/2018

There are not many people who I know who I would be able to summarize in one word. We are complex individuals with a multitude of relationships, hidden strengths, unexposed weaknesses, paradoxical beliefs and unexplainable fears. To even attempt to … Continue reading

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Funeral Sermon for George Brown, 9/14/1926-5/31/2018

Sermon preached on 7/14/2018 We tend to think of several different things when we hear the word “peace.” I’ll highlight a few. None of them are wrong or bad, but they aren’t necessarily the same “peace” Jesus declares in the … Continue reading

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“Peace among the waves” a funeral sermon for Ken Klein

“Hello Geoff” Ken would say when I’d knock and walk into Ken’s room to see him. His eyes would light up and he’d invite me in. Many people will probably disagree with me on this, but I can tell you … Continue reading

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