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John E. Sumwalt is the lead pastor of Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church in suburban Milwaukee and the author of nine books, to be released by CSS in 2007. John and his wife, Jo Perry-Sumwalt, served for three years as co-editors of StoryShare. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS), Sumwalt received the Herbert Manning Jr. award for parish ministry from UDTS in 1997.
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An Old Enemy -- Matthew 5:21-37 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 2004
Kendall W. Anderson
A Cup Of Coffee -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Tom Kadel
Discerning God's Direction -- 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2004
Jane Moschenrose
Is God Listening? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Barbara Frank
I Will Not Forget You -- Matthew 6:34 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A -- 2004
J. Michael Mansfield
A Choice To Make -- Romans 3:19-28, Psalm 119 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Reformation Sunday - A -- 2004
Susan Monnarjahn
Metacosmic Light -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
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Charlie Is Glowing -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
Deb Alexander
Still Learning Not To Wobble -- Psalm 32 -- John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when
God Created Death? -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- John E. Sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
John Sumwalt
Born Again -- John 3:1-17 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Kathy Raines
Christmas Presence -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Janice Hammerquist
Water Sign -- John 4:5-42 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Anne Sunday
Warnings -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2004
Vickie Eckoldt
The Gift Of Myself -- 1 Samuel 16:1-13 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Jim Eaton
A Dog Came For Christmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2004
John Sumwalt
The Wandering Eye -- Romans 8:6-11 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Paul Calkin
Is It Asking Too Much? -- Exodus 33:12-23 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2004
C. B. "Cleve" Bishop
Forsaken? -- Psalm 22 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
Judith B. Brain
Wrapped In Pentecost -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2004
Kate Jones
A Light To My Path -- Psalm 119:105-112 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Linda Willis Harper
A Father's Love, A Mother's Good-bye -- Romans 8:12-25 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2004
R. Ellen Rasmussen
Praying: Even When You Can't -- Romans 8:26-39 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2004
Pamela J. Tinnin
Not Left Behind -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2004
Late have I loved you, O beauty so ancient and so new. Late have I loved you!
Too Churchy -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
Paul Karrer
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