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Bethlehem of Judea is small... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Bethlehem of Judea is small in size but great in importance.
It is from one of... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It is from one of the smallest towns of Judah the ruler of Israel will come.
A marginal, struggling congregation in... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
A marginal, struggling congregation in a small midwestern town had suffered at the hands of several
Christ says, I have come... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Christ says, "I have come to do thy will. (vv.
The Son came to do... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
The Son came to do the Father's will, bringing the gifts of faith, happiness, peace, and hope.
The tradition of animal sacrifice... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
The tradition of animal sacrifice as an offering to God starts in the earliest days of the Old Testa
A few weeks before Christmas... -- Luke 1:39-55 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
A few weeks before Christmas several years ago, a local department store received a large shipment o
It had been a harrowing... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It had been a harrowing day and night in a blizzard on the island of Matinicus in the outer reaches
On this Christmas day the... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
On this Christmas day the voice of the prince of prophets, Isaiah, trumpets the arrival of the Princ
This portion of scripture is... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
This portion of scripture is like a sandwich.
It was a bitterly cold... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It was a bitterly cold Christmas Eve.
In many ways God communicated... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
In many ways God communicated his love and expectations to his people: Through the Law, the Prophets
When humans speak the language... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
When humans speak the language of love, they often get foolish or nonsensical.
Some will find this opening... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Some will find this opening prologue of the Epistle to the Hebrews a rather heavy theological statem
We do not really appreciate... -- John 1:1-8 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
We do not really appreciate light until we don't have it.
There is a difference in... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
There is a difference in family gatherings.
Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" this rather remarkable statement;

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The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For May 26, 2019:
  • Everybody Into The Pool! by Dean Feldmeyer — There are all kinds of paralyses, some of which effect the body.
  • Paul’s Frequent Flyer Miles by Mary Austin — Like today’s diplomats, Paul travels many miles in pursuit of a greater cause. He has good news to offer, which we hope our diplomats can offer, too.

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Keith Wagner
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The Nurturing Trait of Faith
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 67

When Paul met up with Lydia and some other women who were praying and worshipping in Philippi, they were inspired by his words. Lydia was baptized and insisted that Paul be a guest in her home, signifying her passion for the faith.

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David Kalas
Perhaps on this holiday weekend, which culturally marks the beginning of summer, it is right for us to think of the image of coming and going. People traditionally do a lot of coming and going during the summer.  The change in season combines with the relief from school schedules to make it rather common for folks to do much of their traveling and vacationing during the summer months. You and I as pastors will no doubt have to endure a lot of coming and going that may reflect itself in a dip in attendance.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love

Acts 16:9-15

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Arley K. Fadness
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. (v. 26)

Hello children,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.

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Richard E. Zajac
... do not let your hearts be troubled...

Unfortunately, Maalox moments seem to outnumber peaceful moments. I offer a few reasons why.

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