May 29, 2016
Luke 7:1-10
Galatians 1:1-12
1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29)...

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Sermons and Resources for Proper 4 | OT 9 | Pentecost 2
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Regrettfully, we have no material from Janice Scott this week. We apologize for this. In it's place, we are making the following resources available to you in hopes that they will get you through this Sunday.

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Just Speak The Word | Luke 7:1-10 | Sermon by Larry Powell
It is somewhere written down that many years ago a rider on horseback approached a group of soldiers attempting unsuccessfully to move a heavy piece of timber. A corporal was observed standing nearby, hands on hips, barking the order, "Heave. Heave." Despite repeated efforts, the soldiers were unable to accomplish the task.... click here for the full sermon

The Dream | Galatians 1:1-12 | Sermon by John B. Jamison
It was an October Monday morning. Nothing much happened on Monday mornings, especially during the harvest time. The pastor sat in his office wondering how the sermon reviews were going down at the coffee shop. He would give them another hour, and then stop in for his coffee and wheat toast. He would get the summary of the reviews from Maryanne, the waitress.... click here for the full sermon

Mugwumpers | 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29) 30-39 | Sermon by Stephen P. McCutchan
In certain streams of Christianity, it is common to speak of people being "born again." The phrase comes from an exchange between Jesus and a Pharisee named Nicodemus in the third chapter of John... click here for the full sermon

Key to Eternal Life | Luke 7:1-10 | Children's Sermon by Cynthia Cowen
Object: keys to your car, house, church
The Point: Jesus is the key to eternal life so put your faith in him
The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for joining me as we share God’s word together. I brought with me some keys. (show keys) They are important to me. This key will open and start my car.... click here for the full story

Proper 4/OT9/Pentecost 2 | Prayers and Worship Resources by B. David Hostetter
CALL TO WORSHIP -- Praise the Lord, all nations, extol him, all you peoples; for his love protecting us is strong, the Lord's constancy is everlasting.... click here for all the resources

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Reverend Janice Scott

Janice Scott is the Rural Dean of Redenhall Deanery, covering 32 parishes in South Norfolk, England. Her introduction to the Norfolk area came in 1999 when she received an e-mail from someone in a country parish, pleading for a priest. The writer turned out to be nine years old. As a result of that e-mail she became rector of six small country parishes in rural Norfolk, where she resides today.

Her career as a priest began in 1994 when she was ordained at Norwich Cathedral with the first group of women clergy in the UK.

In addition to her parish duties and writing The Village Shepherd, Rev. Janice Scott is a freelance writer for Redemptorist publications in the UK. She also broadcasts a "Pause for Thought" on a local radio station.