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sermons preached at funerals and memorial services

“Jump Right In” a funeral sermon for Barb Peterson, John 21:1-17i

“After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of … Continue reading

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A funeral sermon for George Bailey “Looking for Blue Guy” Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to (Jesus) in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; … Continue reading

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“Like a tornado” a funeral sermon for Barbara Martin, 2/06/2019

Barbara had the uncanny ability to walk into a room as if a tornado had just swept through it. Maybe it was because her hair always looked like she just walked through a windstorm, even though she was a very … Continue reading

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“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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