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Dinner With The King -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Passover -- Galatians 5:1 -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Jesus Food -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Partytime -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Youth Retreat -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
The Evening "Good" News -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006

Prayer

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In All Seasons -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
With Proclamation And Abiding Love -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
By Each New Invitation -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
From Tears To Victory -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
Meeting And Remembering -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004

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"Come As You Are" -- John 21:1-14 -- 2000
Shared Bread -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 -- 2000
"Friend, Why Are You Here?" -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Matthew 26:47-50 -- 2000
Table Manners -- Luke 14: 1, 7-11, 15-24 -- 2000
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner! -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- 2000
How Not To Throw A Party -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- 2000
Sunday Dinner -- Luke 24:28-35 -- 2000
Fulfilled, Or Just Full? -- John 6:24-31 -- 2000
The Savior Life Diet -- John 6:48-59 -- 2000
Communion With Christ -- John 6:51-60, 66 -- 2000
Blessed Hunger And Thirst -- Matthew 5:6, John 6:35 -- 2000
"Is It Community Today?" -- 1 Peter 2:1-10 -- 2000
Words, Words, Word -- John 1: 1-14 -- 2000
The Keys To Happiness -- Purity Of Heart -- Matthew 5:8, Psalm 51 -- 2000
Guilt And Grace -- Romans 8:31-39 -- 2000
"Do This In Remembrance Of Me" -- Luke 22:14-23 -- 2000
Hidden In Holy Communion -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Disappointments -- Acts 16:7-10 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Christmas -- Luke 2:1-4 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Easter -- Luke 24:28-35 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Caring -- Mark 1:40-41< -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Our Suffering -- Exodus 20:18-21 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Church Worship -- Luke 18:9-14a -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Hidden In Broken Relationships -- Philemon 8-12 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991

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C. David Mckirachan
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"Hook and Line" by C. David McKirachan
"When?" by C. David McKirachan


Hook and Line
by C. David McKirachan
Mark 1:14-20

I went fishing with my father as a child. The scene those words probably paint in your head is not the way it was. He went with others when invited, taking me as a companion. It always seemed to me he was there but not comfortable with what went on. I inherited his attitude about hook and line.

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Arley K. Fadness
“And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will make you fish for people.'” (v. 17)

Good morning boys and girls,

So fun to see you today. How are you? If you were a smiley face what would you look like? Would you be sunny smiley or sad sack or sort of in between? (kids respond) I am a smiley face today because you are here and I have a good news story to tell you.

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
Christopher Keating
In the stories of Jonah proclaiming God’s judgment to the Ninevites and Jesus calling fishermen to be his disciples, the lectionary provides us this week with two stories of God sending a simple, pointed message -- and against what might seem to be common sense, the targets for those messages actually responding to them. After all, Nineveh was a big enough city that its residents likely did not have to worry about its security -- and yet the people “turned from their evil ways.” And the fishermen at the Sea of Galilee dropped their nets and followed Jesus into a highly uncertain future.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Frank Ramirez
Jonah later claimed that the reason he fled after the command of God to condemn Nineveh was he knew all along God is merciful and would forgive their sins. Is that true? How could Jonah know in advance that the Destroyer of Nations who built pillars to commemorate their atrocities would don sackcloth and ashes and repent? The rules just changed.

Although Paul’s directions are confusing he’s right about one thing -- the rules just changed. The present form of this world is passing away and we’re playing by new rules!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Some prisons have recently introduced a scheme whereby very dangerous prisoners who pose a high security risk earn spending power through playing sport or helping with cleaning. Thus these prisoners may be paid for playing Scrabble. This has produced something of an outcry amongst some sections of the general population. They find it outrageous that men who have committed horrendous crimes such as rape and murder, should be paid for playing games. Prison should be for punishment, they say, not a holiday camp.

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Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
Now is the time!

Collect of the Day
Acknowledging our call by grace, we pray for the Spirit to strengthen us to make us worthy of our call. Stress on grace and Sanctification again.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 62:5-12
* Psalm attributed to David which refers to God as Elohim. Expression of confidence in God's protection.
* Total dependence on God (v. 7). For life is but an instant (v. 9).

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