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Proper 6/Pentecost 4/Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Liturgy Of The Passion -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Liturgy Of The Passion, Cycle B and Cycle C, f
Advent 4 -- Luke 1:47-55 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
One day, back in the early years of computers, an engineer was asked to demonstrate to a group of re
Proper 11/Pentecost 9/Ordinary Time 16 -- Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2006
(See Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2, Cycle B, and Proper 4/Pentecost 2/Ordinary Time 9, Cycle B, for
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany -- Psalm 99 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2006
(See The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany, Cycle A, for an alternative
Proper 7/Pentecost 5/Ordinary Time 12 -- Psalm 42, Psalm 43 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2006
Though numbered separately in almost all texts, Psalms 42 and 43 are actually one psalm.
Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Christmas Eve, Cycle A, for an alternative app
Proper 24/Pentecost 22/Ordinary Time 29 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day Jesus teaches us to be persistent in prayer.
Good Friday -- Psalm 22 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Good Friday - B -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Good Friday, Cycle A; Lent 2, Cycle B; and Pro
Proper 7/Pentecost 5/Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of freedom.
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Maundy Thursday, Cycle B, for an alternative a
Proper 25/Pentecost 23/Ordinary Time 30 -- Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2006
The writer of this psalm begins with an assertion and an invitation to the gathered company of worsh
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 -- Psalm 105:1-11, 45b -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2006
(See Proper 14/Pentecost 12/Ordinary Time 19, Cycle A, for an alternative approach to vv.
Christmas 2 -- Psalm 147:12-20 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
This psalm was likely written for the people of Jerusalem after their return from exile (see vv.
Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
There is nothing quite as unsettling as being lost.
Christmas Day -- Psalm 97 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Christmas Day, Cycle A; see also Easter 7, Cyc
Proper 25/Pentecost 23/Ordinary Time 30 -- Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2006
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The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day, Cycle
Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
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The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany -- Psalm 2 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2006
Undoubtedly, the reason why Psalm 2 occupies its place in the lectionary is because it amplifies the
Proper 26/Pentecost 24/Ordinary Time 31 -- Psalm 146 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 2006
(See Advent 3, Cycle A, for an alternative approach to vv. 5-10.)
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 -- Psalm 128 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2006
This Psalm is difficult to preach in our modern culture, because of the central section (vv.
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see The Epiphany Of Our Lord, Cycles A and B; see
Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- Psalm 30 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
(See Epiphany 6/Ordinary Time 6, Cycle B, and Easter 3, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)
Advent 1 -- Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- 2006
(See Advent 4, Cycle A, and Proper 15/Pentecost 13/Ordinary Time 20, Cycle C, for an alternative

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During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

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Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
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Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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