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Too Old For Heaven -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Hi, Peter, how are you today?
Camp Fire -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. We missed you on Girl Scout Sunday.
Anniversary Sunday -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, boys and girls. Good morning to you, too, Peter.
Puzzled -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: (Trying to play a hand-held computer game) Now, let's see.
New Year's -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter!
Fight The Good Fight -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Wow, what happened to you, Peter?
Talk To The Shepherd -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter!
Moms Are Like That -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. Why are you looking so sad?
"Wait Upon The Lord" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
(Today the puppet is wearing the "girl's wig." I call her Petra.
Sin Protection -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Get your sin protection here! "Sin Protectors" -- only $5 each or two for $15.
"A Star Is Born" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Hi, Peter!
Honoring Mothers -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Good morning, Pastor. Are we honoring mothers today?
Goin' Fishin' -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: (Calls) Peter! Peter! Oh, hi, Peter!
"Just Say No" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: What's that big button you're wearing for, Peter?
Paul The Pie Maker -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Well, Peter, how are you getting along in Sunday school?
"Just Say No" II -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter! What's that shirt you're wearing?
"The Bread Of Life" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. How are you today?
Camp Presentation -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. What have you been up to?
God Hates Lying -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you here this morning.
Rise And Shine -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Hello, everyone. Today I've asked Peter to lead us in a prayer.
The Memory Verse -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Good morning, Pastor. May I say a memory verse?
The Good Shepherd And The Flock -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you with us this morning.
The Prayer Chain -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter!
Our Silent Partner -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you with us again.
What Do You Want Installed? -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Today is a very important time for our church as we have the installation service for

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Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
Theme: Sin Causes SufferingCall To Worship
Proper 23 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2003
Theme: Beware Of False ProphetsCall To Worship
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Theme: Who Will Be The Lord's Messenger?Call To Worship
First Sunday Of Advent -- Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Theme: The Promise Of A Kingdom Of Justice And RighteousnessCall To Worship
The New Covenant -- Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Theme: The New CovenantCall To Worship
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Lord Searches The HeartCall To Worship
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Theme: The Coming MessengerCall To Worship
Teach With All Patience -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5Theme: Teach With All Patience
Seventh Sunday After Epiphany -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2003
Theme: Joseph Reconciled With His BrothersCall To Worship
Third Sunday Of Advent -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Theme: The Time Is ComingCall To Worship
God Hears Our Prayers -- Luke 18:1-8 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Gospel Lesson: Luke 18:1-8Theme: God Hears Our PrayersCall To Worship
Eighth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Word Of The Lord Lasts ForeverCall To Worship
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme: God's People Will Receive PowerCall To Worship
Proper 25 -- Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Lord Is Among UsCall To Worship
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Good Friday - C -- 2003
Theme: The Suffering ServantCall To Worship
Ascension Of Our Lord -- Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2003
Theme: The AscensionCall To Worship
Proper 26 -- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2003
Theme: Why Doesn't God Intervene Now?Call To Worship
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: Expressing Our GratitudeCall To Worship
Ash Wednesday -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2003
Theme: A Call To RepentanceCall To Worship
Proper 27 -- Haggai 1:15b--2:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2003
Theme: Do Not Be Discouraged -- The Lord Is With YouCall To Worship
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Philippians 3:17--4:1, Luke 13:31-35 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: Abram Put His Trust In The LordCall To Worship
Baptism Of Our Lord (Epiphany 1) -- Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2003
Theme: "Do Not Be Afraid, I Am With You"Call To Worship
Stand Firm In The Time Of Trial -- Luke 21:5-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2003
Gospel Lesson: Luke 21:5-19Theme: Stand Firm In The Time Of Trial
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: God's MercyCall To Worship
Christ The King -- Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2003
Call To WorshipLeader: Let us praise the Lord, our God!
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