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We Are But Ashes -- Jonah 3:1-10, Luke 18:9-14, Psalm 51 -- William Luoma -- 2007
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Crown Him Lord Of All! -- Zechariah 9:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 24 -- William Luoma -- 2007
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He Is Risen Indeed! -- Jonah 2:1-10, Luke 24:1-12 -- William Luoma -- 2007
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God Cares For a Mother Who Died in Traffic -- John 14:1-6 -- William Luoma, Anthology -- 1989
Members of the family and friends, in the name of Jesus Christ, our loving Lord and Savior:
Grace Enough For One Who Worked With Disturbed Children -- 2 Corinthians 12:9 -- William Luoma, Anthology -- 1989
Dear friends in Christ:

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The use of contemporary news stories and ashes focuses on our need for a Savior. -- William Luoma -- 1986
It was Ash Wednesday, and a woman sifting in a crowded Catholic church, leaned over to the young man
"Crown Him Lord of all!" -- William Luoma -- 1986
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An Order for Communion, using a Litany on the Ten Commandments. -- William Luoma -- 1986
Notes for Maundy Thursday Communion
What about Good Friday? -- William Luoma -- 1986
What do you remember that is meaningful to you about Good Friday?
Easter Sunrise -- William Luoma -- 1986
There is one morning in the year when churches can get away with scheduling worship at a very early
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