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Dancing Through Life -- Ecclesiastes 3:4 -- Lawrence H. Craig, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a native of Scotland who loved dancing
Teacher Wit A Pen -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 4 -- Lawrence H. Craig, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a 57-year-old who died shortly after the birth of her first grandson
Pins, Patterns, Peace -- John 16:22 -- Lawrence H. Craig, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For an 81-year-old woman whose strong faith guided her decision to refuse dialysis
Book Bound, Free Spirit -- Isaiah 43:1-4 -- Lawrence H. Craig, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a librarian with a free-spirit life
The Stonecutter -- Revelation 21:1-5 -- Lawrence H. Craig, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For an eighty-year-old skilled craftsmanThe Stonecutter
Of Thimbles And Thread -- Ecclesiastes 3:7a -- Lawrence H. Craig, Anthology -- 1994
____________ was a seamstress. Such talent was hers as a hobby.
Living Between A Rock And A Hard Place -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
While persons were working on the White Pass Yukon Route Railroad near Skagway, Alaska, on August 3,
Pulling Valves And Pushing Fish -- John 6:1-21 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B
The 1961 Pontiac was sharp, clean, and candy apple red.
Beneath Life's Surface Scenes -- John 6:24-35 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Leaving the state highway and turning into the entrance of the large city park, the road winds its w
Wearing the 7C6 Label -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
I want to take you back to that time in your life when you made the transition from elementary schoo
The Raft Of Passage -- John 6:56-69 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Anchored a fair distance off the shore of the great lake called Erie, it was constructed of planks o
Hey, Don't Ruin The Bean Pot! -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
There was a time, long ago, when families had just one car and when all the children gathered at the
Who Are You? -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Beginning in late fall, throughout the winter months, until the first signs of spring, Grandma alway
Focus -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
A recent visit to the ophthalmologist became quite an eye-opening experience.
Beyond The Oak Table -- John 6:51-58 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
The day is picture perfect. The scene is a park lake, clean and tranquil.
Surviving In A Cordless World -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
The twelve had been called by Jesus to engage in an evangelistic mission.
The Fine Print -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
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Pulling Valves And Pushing Fish -- John 6:1-21 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B
The 1961 Pontiac was sharp, clean, and candy apple red.
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He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
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He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
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Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
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Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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What's Up This Week
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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

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