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Jesus' Inaugural Address -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- All Saints Day - A -- 2001
Commotion At The Communion Rail

Tommy didn't budge.
Facing Christ -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 2001
Pilgrimage To A Bedside
In The Meantime ... -- Matthew 24:1-14 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2001
The End Of The World?
The Wedding Dress -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2001
"Take my life, that I may be ..."
Faith Hardware -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2001
To hang a cabinet door, you need two hinges.
Serving Faith -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2001
Pharisees Today

The Pharisees were real "good news/bad news" guys!
Let It Shine -- Matthew 25:1-13 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2001
Jesus told a story about ten bridesmaids whose job it was to bring wedding torches to shine for the
Dance, Rosa, Dance -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 2001
Rosa's Gift
Free? Indeed! The Continuing Reformation Of The Church -- John 8:31-36 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Reformation Sunday - A -- 2001
Julia, The Church Years
A Precious, Flickering Light -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Lucille's Grief
The Bus Driver -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 2001
The Call Is Out!

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The Wedding Dress -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2001
"Take my life, that I may be ..."

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