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David's Turn From Wisdom -- 2 Samuel 11:1-15 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1993
Above my desk at home is a single pine shelf that holds a row of books, books which through the year
Nathan's Wise Parable -- 2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 1993
Last week we left David handing a note to Uriah to take to Joab.
The Dream For Wisdom -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1993
In three swift verses, the succession is accomplished, finally.
Solomon's Song Of Love -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
It was summer heaven on the mountain.
Wisdom In A Proverb -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
What is a proverb?
God As Wisdom -- Proverbs 1:20-33; (4:1-9; 8:1-12) -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
If someone like me were to ask someone like you, "How do you imagine God?" what would you answer?
Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman? -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1993
School girls we were, dressed in the school colors, green and white, jumpers, blazers, pullover.
Absalom, Absalom -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1993
I was unprepared for the effect the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial would have on me.
The Temple Of Wisdom -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1993
The text appointed for today describes the dedication of the Temple, the magnificent house that Solo
Esther: Wise Woman Of Strength -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1993
On a cold and dark March night during my first year at Princeton as assistant dean of the chapel, I
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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.
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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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