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A Palace Fit For A King -- George M. Bass -- 1992
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the temple and the king's palace had already been built.
A Strange Herald -- George M. Bass -- 1992
For most of the past eight years, a little dog has lived in the house next door to ours.
A Messenger From God -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Today, we are going to talk about angels.
Christmas Party -- George M. Bass -- 1992
We all like Christmas parties, don't we?
Jesus - A Perfect Child -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Let me tell you about a man I know.

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Fourth Sunday In Lent -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 23 -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 -- George M. Bass -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8a -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1991
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Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 15:1-12, 15-17, Philippians 3:17--4:1, Luke 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 25 -- Zephaniah 3:1-9, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:1-20, 1 Timothy 2:1-8, Acts 14:8-18 -- George M. Bass -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Ascension Of Our Lord -- Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 -- George M. Bass -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Christ The King -- 2 Samuel 5:1-5, Colossians 1:11-20, John 12:9-19 -- George M. Bass -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Transfiguration -- Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- George M. Bass -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 26 -- Haggai 2:1-9, Luke 19:1-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Here Comes The King -- Luke 19:28-44 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
A flashback - that's what this story is when it is read on the First Sunday in Advent.
The Worship Of The King -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
This is a day for telling, as Paul Harvey says at the end of every radio broadcast, "the rest of the
The End And The Beginning -- George M. Bass -- 1992
One of my neighbors built a bomb shelter under his home some years ago when he added a porch to his
A Pure Gift -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Minnesota has one of the five largest state fairs held anywhere, and annually, in this county.
Queen Mother And The King -- George M. Bass -- 1992
A couple of years ago, a theological journal that is published in Hong Kong had a beautiful pen and
The Black Squirrel -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Lake Nokomis is one of the lakes that lies within the city limits of Minneapolis.
Here Comes The Judge -- Mark 13:14-27 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Some 450 years ago, Johann Horn wrote a hymn whose opening verse puts the second coming of Jesus Chr
Look Up - Jesus Is Born -- George M. Bass -- 1992
I remember from when I was a little boy, a conch shell that was in my grandparents' home; it was lar
Birth Of The Herald -- Luke 1:5-24; 57-80 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
There is something totally contemporary and something eternal about this incident.
A Teen-age Pregnancy -- Luke 1:26-38 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: This is also the text for the Annunciation of Our Lord, March 25.
Did They Count The King? -- Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Midnight Service
Bethlehem Bound -- Luke 2:15-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Dawn Service
Servants Of The King -- Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
The cover of the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair has generated a controversy in the United States.
The Satisfied Soul -- Luke 2:25-38 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: In 1992, one of the three minor festivals assigned to December 26, 27 and 28, falls on the Fi
The Precocious King -- Luke 2:39-52 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: This is a text that ought to be included in the worship/preaching regimen of the pastor nearl
The Marked Man -- Luke 18:31-34 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
The beginning of Lent marks the start of a journey to Jerusalem.
Marked In An Empty Tomb -- The Cross Is Still Ther -- Luke 24:11 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, the cross is still there upon our foreheads and in our hearts.
Marked For Death -- Genesis 3:19 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there!" It is a reminder that all of our lives we have to live with a death sent
Marked By The Cross -- Romans 6:2-4 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
When Jennifer asked her grandmother, "Is it (the cross) still there?" I didn't hear her reply to the
Marked In God's Book -- Philippians 4:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there" upon your forehead, and because it is, it is burned into your heart, mind
Marked For Community -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there" and it reminds us that we have become part of a very special community, o
Marked For Ministry -- 2 Corinthians 6:3-4a -- George M. Bass -- 1991
The congregation of which I am a member encourages its members to celebrate their baptismal annivers
Marked For Mission -- Mark 16:14-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there," and that means that we are all responsible for the business of tell
Marked At The Table -- John 13:1-16 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there," especially when we eat and drink the Lord's supper; that meal is al
Marked At The Cross -- Luke 23:33-46 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there;" Jesus' death on Good Friday on that little hill that looked like a
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Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely. But he wasn't lonely for long, for lots of people came to the entrance to the maze and petted him and patted him and stroked him and spoke to him. Roly perked up, and wondered for the hundredth time what went on in a maze. Still, the family had told him very firmly to stay at the entrance in case he got lost in the maze, or worse, because he was so small, tripped people up by darting between their legs.

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Have you ever noticed that many people seem to feel they either have "too much" Christmas or "not enough" Christmas? Television commentator Andy Rooney is one who thinks he has had "too much" Christmas. Andy Rooney, in fact, has proposed a "Christmas Holidays Limitations Act." These are some of the provisions of that Act:

1. Capital punishment would be mandatory for anyone caught selling Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving.
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Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio station. It begins with this announcement, "From the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake, we bring you Our Saviour's morning service."

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The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
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Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)


Date:
Reader A:
Reader B:

Introit
(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Litany
Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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