July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

A Cup Of Coffee

Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13

from the book
Shining Moments
Visions Of The Holy In Ordinary Lives

John E. Sumwalt

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Tom Kadel

I want to tell you about something that happened while I was in Ohio, in July of 2003, just after my mother's death. It is a story that involves a cup of coffee, a duck, and a toothless old man.

On the Tuesday following my mother's death, there was the usual flurry of activity -- people to call, arrangements with the funeral director, planning the service with the pastor, and time with family just remembering. Things went well, by the grace of God.

I was staying in a motel in Troy, Ohio, only minutes from the hospital Mom had been in. I had been to Troy, but hadn't ever really seen this beautiful little city. So, after all was done, and I had said good-bye to my sisters and their families, I decided that rather than go back and sit in the motel alone to await my family's arrival the next day, I would just drive around and look at ...

This Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 story, A Cup Of Coffee, is based on Matthew 10:40-42 and relates to Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Shining Moments . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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