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Here, there, and everywhere -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Materials A story book with a short story that can be read Instructions
A guide to the truth -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Teachers or Parents: Our Gospel reading focuses on the work
The Advocate comes -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Teachers or Parents: How can one understand the Holy
Wind and flame -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Teachers: The Holy Spirit came to the disciples on Pentecost
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

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You've Got A Friend -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth;” (v.
Here, there, and everywhere -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Sometimes, we need help -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning! I brought something good for all of you this
A guide to the truth -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning! Have any of you ever gone on a trip to a city
Hope -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B
HAPPY PENTECOST! Did you know that today is one of the
The Advocate comes -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The lowly caterpillar crawls along the ground like a worm.
And suddenly from heaven -- Acts 2:1-22 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to pretend?
The babysitter is coming! -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever had a
Special books -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is a very special day. Do you know what we call this Sunday?
The Power of God Comes to Us -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Point: God sends us the power of the Holy Spirit that we might live as children

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The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie
I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
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It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and
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Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
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Katy Stenta
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For May 9, 2021:
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John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Waking Up to Racism” by John Sumwalt
“Twists and Turns” by Frank Ramirez

 
Waking Up to Racism
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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