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Our Daily Bread -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- 2000
After hearing in Sunday school about Jesus feeding the 5,000 from five loaves and two fish, a little
Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
A farm family had some friends from the city come to visit.
Get Your Transfer Here -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2000
Growing up, many kids love baseball. They love everything about it. They love playing it.
We Are Witnesses -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2000
Have you ever been afraid? Of course you have; we all have.
Born And Called -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
In an old Family Circus cartoon by Bil Keane, the oldest little girl, Dolly, comes into the house al
By Faith In Christ -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
There's a story about two newspaper editors who had been involved in a bitter feud of words and idea
Heirs According To The Promise -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2000
As the lights in the movie theater dimmed, a young man loaded down with popcorn, cokes, and candy pa
Life In The Spirit -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
According to one legend, at the signing of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, John
Bear One Another's Burdens -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
The composer Bizet was the original bad luck man.
A Hope That Does Not Disappoint -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
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Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

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I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.


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On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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