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Minister and writer

Regrets for What Isn’t – Thanks for What Is

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, November 19, 2017 Psalm 100; Philippians 1:3-6; 4:11b-13 ESV For several years now, my Dad has said to us when every Father’s Day, birthday, or Christmas rolls around, “Now I don’t need … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ministry with Children

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, November 12, 2017 Mark 10:13-16 GNT; “Children” by Kahlil Gibran One of the greatest joys of being a pastor over the years has been my ministry with children.  And many are … Continue reading

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That Person a Saint! Really?

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, November 5, 2017 Job 15:14-16; Philippians 4:21-23 NKJV Do you consider yourself to be a saint?  I imagine that most of us do not think of ourselves as being very “saintly.”  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Reformation!

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, October 29, 2017 Hebrews 11:1-2, 32-39a GNT It probably hasn’t occurred to you, but this Tuesday, October 31st, is a significant day for all of us of the Protestant faith.  Tuesday happens … Continue reading

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Family By Choice

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, October 22, 2017 Mark 3:31-35 CEB Reading from Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies, p. 46 At a recent United Way training on understanding the dynamics of poverty, we were asked to participate … Continue reading

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Anchor Texts for Tumultuous Times

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, October 8, 2017 Mark 4:35-41; Hebrews 6:17-19a GNT As I have noted in other sermons recently, and as you are well aware, we are living in tumultuous times.  Racial unrest.  White … Continue reading

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Our Shrinking World

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, October 1, 2017 (World Communion Day) Romans 12:1-21 CEB The world has changed dramatically over the past fifty years.  It seems that way to me, at any rate.  I grew up … Continue reading

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