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Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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One day, a hunter from... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
One day, a hunter from St. Louis was out hunting in Minnesota. He had been in his duck
A king at one time... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
A king at one time had many mirrors in his castle, but just a few tiny windows. Without
The apostle Paul told his... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
The apostle Paul told his warring friends at Corinth that each one of them was gifted.
Something old, something new, something... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." To that list of
Making wine the traditional way... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Making wine the traditional way is a painstaking task. A quick overview is as follows:
Weddings are joyous times as... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Weddings are joyous times as family and friends gather to celebrate. In addition to family
Every conscientious host dreads it... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Every conscientious host dreads it happening. What could be worse than running out of
The musical West Side... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
The musical West Side Story is one of the classics of the American musical theater.
Clifton Fadiman reports in Anecdotes... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
Clifton Fadiman reports in Anecdotes how Frank Costello, racketeer, amazed people with his ability t
One Sunday morning a little... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
One Sunday morning a little boy commented, "I like it when we have bread and medicine at church." Af
When I was growing up... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
When I was growing up, my mother made bread once a week. Bread day was a day of great expectation.
In one of Aesop's fables... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
In one of Aesop's fables, the mighty lion, king of beasts, learns the value of the variety of gifts
Paul speaks of the dependence... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
Paul speaks of the dependence of the multiplicity of spiritual gifts and their dependence on the one
Normally I love teaching Confirmation... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
Normally I love teaching Confirmation class.
One of the most successful... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
One of the most successful executives of the last century was Sam Walton.
Frederick Speakman had the following... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
Frederick Speakman had the following incident related to him by the chaplain of the University of Ed
There are many navigation dams... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
There are many navigation dams on the Mississippi which the Army Corps of Engineers has built in an
Promise Keepers was a grassroots... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
Promise Keepers was a grassroots effort started by Colorado University football coach Bill McCartney
Alcoholism tends to run in... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
Alcoholism tends to run in some families.
A couple appeared before the... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
A couple appeared before the judge. In a few minutes, he would legalize their divorce.
A congregation in a small... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
A congregation in a small town was proud of its youth group and the spiritual progress of many of th
In the mid-1980s, Billy... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
In the mid-1980s, Billy Graham addressed an energetic group of young people considering missions.
As any pastor knows, things... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
As any pastor knows, things can go wrong at weddings, especially when too much alcohol is involved.
One of the most magnificent... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
One of the most magnificent paintings of a miracle performed by Christ hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
The indwelling of the Holy... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit within believers, with the bestowing of spiritual gifts, has promp

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Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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Water Into Wine -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
The novelist Catherine Cookson was born in East Jarrow, Tyne and Wear (England) in 1906.
The Marriage Covenant -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Britney Spears can now claim the shortest marriage on record.
Gifts, Gifts, Gifts? -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Once Christmas is over, internet auction companies start to do quite a lot of business, as c
Do You Want Water Or Wine? -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
One of the best things about a wedding is that the whole family meets together under really happ

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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(vv. 16-21)

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For January 30, 2022:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
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.
Lord, have mercy.

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StoryShare

Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

Contents
What's Up This Week
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan


What's Up This Week

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Gregory L. Tolle
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)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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