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I give when I go... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Ash Wednesday - C
"I give when I go!" That is the response too many church members make to a stewardship caller who is
A while back I read... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17a -- Ash Wednesday - C
A while back I read a news account of a government worker who called for the demise of the position
Once we meet Jesus, we... -- Ash Wednesday - C
Once we meet Jesus, we become his ambassadors.
Bobby was invited to accompany... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Bobby was invited to accompany a schoolmate and his friend's father to a major league ball game.
Ash Wednesday is an important... -- Matthew 6:1-16, 16-18 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Ash Wednesday is an important red-letter day in the life of the church.
I don't know which came... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 -- Ash Wednesday - C
I don't know which came first, the chicken or the egg, but in this case it really doesn't mat
Merle Allison Johnson has told... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Merle Allison Johnson has told, in one of his books, about a ministers' coffee group, whose conversa
Rend your hearts and not... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
"Rend your hearts and not your garments." The prophet calls for genuine, demonstrable repentance.
A Christian counselor was working... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
A Christian counselor was working with a husband and wife who were having trouble.
All three readings today --but... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
All three readings today --but especially the first reading in Joel --suggest that there are appropr
It's an old truism that... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
It's an old truism that you get out of something only what you put into it.
God says to us, now... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2 -- Ash Wednesday - C
God says to us, "now is the acceptable time," and "now is the day of salvation." In a limited sense,
The ancient writer, Theophrastus, reminded... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2 -- Ash Wednesday - C
The ancient writer, Theophrastus, reminded the world 300 years before the birth of Jesus: "Time is t
God continues to work in... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2 -- Ash Wednesday - C
God continues to work in surprising ways in the world.
X marks the... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2 -- Ash Wednesday - C
"X marks the spot." This saying may have come from old treasure maps --a crudely marked X ind
In the ghetto of one... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
In the ghetto of one of our most economically depressed cities, an anonymous donor recently gave a g
We have it on good... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
We have it on good authority --from Jesus --that we will have our hearts where our riches are.
Doris is one of those... -- Matthew 6:1-8; 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Doris is one of those people to whom this pastor feels very indebted.
A man was hired to... -- Joel 2:12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
A man was hired to paint a church.
The knight, in King Arthur's... -- Joel 2:12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
The knight, in King Arthur's day, when fully dressed, needed a strong, large horse to bear the weigh
The call to repentance is... -- Joel 2:12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
The call to repentance is hard to hear.
A member of the Episcopal... -- Joel 2:12-19 -- Ash Wednesday - C
A member of the Episcopal Church approached her priest and said, " Father, my dog died this morning
In 1990 Bill Moyer produced... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2 (3-10) -- Ash Wednesday - C
In 1990 Bill Moyer produced a documentary on public television titled "Amazing Grace." Based upon th
In a volume edited by... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17a -- Ash Wednesday - C
In a volume edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, a story is told which illustrates verse 13.
The Lenten season is a... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17a -- Ash Wednesday - C
The Lenten season is a time of self-examination and introspection.

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Keith Hewitt
Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

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Frank Ramirez
Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

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Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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Arley K. Fadness
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.

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David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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