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There Are Demons In The Sea -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2002
"The Stilling Of The Storm"
Life Before And After Death -- Mark 5:21-43, Matthew 9:18-26, Luke 8:40-56 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2002
The Raising Of Jairus' Daughter
An Exile Of Silence Set Free -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2002
The Healing Of The Deaf Mute
The Man Who Shouted So Loudly The Kingdom Came To Him -- Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2002
Bartimaeus, Blind Beggar Of Jericho
The Good Grocer -- Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-13 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 2002
Most of us remember from our nursery rhyme days a little old lady by the name of Mother Hubbard.
The Man Who Stormed The Kingdom Of God With Violence -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 2002
The Healing Of The Leper
The Miracle Of Forgiveness -- Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 9:1-8 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 2002
The Healing Of The Paralytic
Does Jesus Live Here? -- Mark 1:29-34, Matthew 8:14-17 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
The Healing Of Peter's Mother-In-Law
The Gordian Knot -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
A Man Possessed By An Evil Spirit
The Woman Who Attempted To Steal A Miracle -- Mark 5:21-43, Mark 5:25-34, Matthew 9:18-26, Luke 8:40-56 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2002
The Woman With An Issue Of Blood



Rejoice! It's Lent -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-19 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1988
Rejoice! It's Lent. Sounds strange doesn't it? Joy and Lent just do not seem to go together.
The Power To Defy Evil -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Every evening the six o'clock news reminds us of the crime, the corruption, and the catastrophies of
A Sword and a Sacrament -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1988
It is Passion Sunday. It is Palm Sunday. Which is it? According to our church calendar, it is both.
An Easter-Life -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Easter Day - C -- 1988
What does Easter mean to you?
The Mystery of God's Mercy -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Have you ever hurt someone, or have you ever insulted someone without knowing it?
No Grey Area -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Our text this morning is about one of the greatest spiritual and theological events in the history o
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Proper 10 - OT 15 - Pentecost 5
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28 – Children's Sermons / Resources
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4 – Pastor's Devotions
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Proper 11 - OT 16 - Pentecost 6
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Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

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On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.


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The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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