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Ash Wednesday -- Psalm 51:1-12 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot
Lent 1 -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to posses
Lent 2 -- Psalm 27 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had
Lent 4 -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-24 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
Lent 5 -- John 12:1-8 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Luke 19:28-40 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
Good Friday -- John 19:28-42 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture
Easter Day -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

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Renewed By Day -- Mark 3:20-35, 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15), 2 Corinthians 4:13--5:1, Psalm 130 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 2012
Contents"Renewed by Day" by Peter Andrew Smith
Inspiring Courage -- Matthew 25:14-30, Judges 4:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Psalm 123 -- Argile Smith, Gregory L. Tolle, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Inspiring Courage" by Argile Smith
Donnie's Plant -- Luke 12:49-56, Isaiah 5:1-7, Hebrews 11:29--12:2, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 -- Stan Purdum, Gregory L. Tolle, David E. Leininger -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Donnie's Plant" by Stan Purdum

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The Greathearted Monkey King -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2006
And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let
Living In Kansas, Wishing For Oz -- Revelation 21:1-6 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
Rocky -- Psalm 100 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2006
Know that the Lord is God.
The Great Teacher -- John 14:23-29 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we wi
The Righteous Christmas Tree -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of
All For One, And One For All -- John 17:20-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through the
Getting Ready For Christmas -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah i
Waiting And Wasting -- Acts 1:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2006
So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the
Filled With Expectations -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning J
Stupid Questions And Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?
Child Of Joy -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she en
Earth, Wind, And Fire -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2006
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
The Uniqueness Of Christ's Birth -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Gregory L. Tolle -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.
Ray Of Hope< -- Luke 7:1-10 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2006
After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
Home Not Alone -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
Healing And Concerned Mothers -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out.
Am I A Sheep Or A Goat? -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2006
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the thro
Christ Can Do It -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in
A New Paradigm For Christmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, w
Speaking Up For What's Right -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2006
As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
The Magi Got A Gift, Too -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star ha
Guiding Angels -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken f
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