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Jesus' Grief And Yours -- Isaiah 61:1, Psalm 121 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an elderly church memberCharles J. Lopez, Jr.
A Time To Be Born, A Time To Die -- John 14:1-6, 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13, Psalm 23 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an elderly church memberCharles J. Lopez, Jr.
Life's Short Circuit -- Revelation 14:13 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an elderly electrician and church memberLawrence H. Craig
Fishing With A Harmonica -- Matthew 4:18-20 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an elderly outdoorsman and church memberLawrence H. Craig
Jesus Called To He -- Luke 13:12 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an active church member who had a long struggle with cancerT. A. Kantonen
Amazing Grace -- Anthology -- 1998
for a charter member of the churchJames W. Robinson
The Victory -- Anthology -- 1998
for a church member who suffered a heart attackRobert S. Kinsey
When A Christian Dies -- Anthology -- 1998
Sunday sermon after a member's death in church the previous Sunday
Loaned Or Owned? -- 2 Samuel 12:18-23 -- Anthology -- 1998
for an infantOle Winter
God Promises, Promises! -- John 14:2-3 -- Anthology -- 1998
a funeral meditationJohn R. Brokhoff
Death Shows No Partiality -- Anthology -- 1998
for a little childJames W. Robinson
No Easy Words Of Comfort -- Matthew 18:10 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a six--year--old child struck by a carDavid A. MacLennan
Lean On God -- Isaiah 40:3-11 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a non--ChristianJoe BaroneCALL TO WORSHIP
God Provides -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a person the minister did not knowJoe BaroneCALL TO WORSHIP
The Predictables Of Life In The Midst Of Death -- Anthology -- 1998
for a nominal church memberJames W. Robinson
God's Wonderful Plans -- Anthology -- 1998
for a young war veteran who died in a motorcycle accident near his home
Finding Support -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 129, Romans 8:31-39, John 14:1-14 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a young mother who fought cancer for six yearsElizabeth E. Conroy
When We See Death -- 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 -- Anthology -- 1998
sermon to college studentsHarold C. Warlick, Jr.
We Remember And Anticipate -- Psalm 23 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a neighbor, friend, and momMichael B. Brown
Reservations For God's Children -- Hebrews 11:13-16 -- Anthology -- 1998
for one who loved the LordFrank H. Seilhamer
Wedding Prayer -- Kenneth E. Crouch, Anthology -- 1994
After the prayer of invocation:
Your Gifts To Each Other -- Ephesians 5:33 -- Ronald K. Brooks, Anthology -- 1994
I love weddings! I love everything about them.
A Couple Who Do Feet -- Anthology -- 1994
(Adapted from imagery created by Harry Wendt of Crossways International)
Dressing For The Marriage -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Mary Venema Swierenga, Anthology -- 1994
For A Protestant--Catholic Marriage
From Two To One -- B. David Hostetter, Anthology -- 1994
(May be read when the marriage candle is lit from two individual or family candles.)

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Labor Day Weekend -- Roger Prescott, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Rally Day -- James Weekley, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Cheerful Giving -- Anthology, B. David Hostetter -- 1988
Order of Service"Cheerful Giving"CALL TO WORSHIP
The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- John H. Krahn, Anthology, Michael L. Sherer -- 1988
Comments on the Service, the Order of Worship, and the Children's Message were prepared by Michael L
Week of Prayer For Christian Unity -- Leonard H. Budd, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
James Weekley, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Mother's Day -- B. David Hostetter, Anthology -- 1988
Order of WorshipPRELUDE Songs My Mother Taught Me - Dvorak
The Celebration of Confirmation -- Heth H. Corl, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Memorial Day Weekend -- Roger Prescott, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Fourth of July Weekend -- Charles Michael Mills, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
Flower Sharing Sunda -- Leonard H. Budd, Anthology -- 1988
Comments on the Service
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After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

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Recently, British researchers discovered that 42 percent of the church-goers in that country fall asleep during the sermon. The numbers may be astounding, but the habit is as old as Eutychus’s fatal nap in Acts 20.

Even the great eighteenth-century evangelist John Wesley noticed that a number of people in his congregation were fast asleep. Without a warning, he suddenly broke his train of homiletic thought, and yelled out at the top of his voice, “FIRE! FIRE!”
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Jonah 3:1-5, 10
On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played University of California in the Rose Bowl. In that game a man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California, but became confused, however, and ran 65 yards in the wrong direction. One of his teammates outran him and tackled him at their own one-yard line. Cal attempted to punt on the next play, but Tech blocked the kick and scored a safety.

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John E. Sumwalt
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“Yes, God Speaks to Us Directly” by John Sumwalt
“Not Getting Any Credit” by Frank Ramirez


Yes, God Speaks to Us Directly
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 62:5-12

On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.” (v. 7)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott

One of the interesting features about this story of the calling of the first disciples, is that they all immediately left everything to follow Jesus. It was as though they instinctively knew where they would find life with a capital L.

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Constance Berg
The prophet Jonah was commanded by God to go to Nineveh; Joel Fil‡rtiga was inspired to go to Paraguay. Jonah knew the journey and its destination would not be kind; Paraguay has not been kind to Joel Fil‡rtiga. Jonah obeyed God's call and went to Nineveh, even though he knew he it would be difficult; Joel Fil‡rtiga obeyed God's call and went to Paraguay, and his life would never be the same.
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Once upon a time, a diamond was born. He was nothing striking, but rather rough, like the rest of his family. He lived in the darkness and was very content to do just that. As a young diamond he heard tales of how some of his ancestors had left the darkness to a place of light, but that didn't concern him. One day he began to hear noise in the distance, and it came progressively closer. It was the sound of machinery with men talking and often yelling over the roar of the equipment. As time progressed, an opening was made in the cave where he lived.
James R. Wilson
Call To Worship
Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord gather this day for worship!
People: We were once condemned by our sins and now we know the mercy of God.
Leader: God sent the prophets to call us back into God's will.
People: And God is true and faithful to all who hear and obey the Holy Word.
Leader: Let us proclaim the righteousness of the Lord for all the world to hear!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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