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Children's Activity

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The double dare -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
What's a martyr? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Who is he? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
No grudges allowed -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Commentary

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A pair of kings, but not two of a kind -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- David Kalas -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Come and celebrate -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Bass M. Mitchell -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Our stories -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
No matter what, God will rule -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
The strange ways of God -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Called by God -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29, Ephesians 1:1-10, Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Shall we dance? -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29, Psalm 24 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Hurricane Hare Makes A Promise -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Children's sermon

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Who Is Jesus? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Breaking a Promise -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Our inheritance -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
The double dare -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Adoption is special -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
What's a martyr? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
God's BECAUSE -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Chosen for Christ -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Who is he? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
No grudges allowed -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

The Immediate Word

Promises, Promises -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptizer -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Null -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Children's Story

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'i'm Not Afraid.....' -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Devotional

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Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29, Psalm 24 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
Proper 10 -- Mark 6:14-29 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005

Drama

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Change -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1999

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 10 | OT 15 (2015) -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Sandra Herrmann, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 10 | OT 15 (2012) -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
A Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life poll revealed... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
John Paul Jones, a captain in the U.S. Navy... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Ron Love -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
People of faith are often confused and unclear about... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
John was a prophet standing up to the corrupt establishment... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Ali Ferzat spent years drawing political cartoons... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Ron Love -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b... -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
There’s a Hasidic tale about... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
One Sunday a liturgical dance... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
When liturgical dance was first... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Our new house was built... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Ellen Rankin’s novel, The Westing... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Once a young man received... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
There is a story that... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Where’s Greg?” Anne asked the... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Every time Jose Lima purchased... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Sometimes God uses those who... -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
John the Baptist, in preparing... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
A man known for his... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
The first-century Jewish historian... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
In May of 1998, a... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
In 1900 the Daughters of... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000

The Immediate Word

Promises, Promises -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptizer -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012

Intercession

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God Of Understanding, There Are Some Issues About Which I Feel So Strongly ... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Poems

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Proper 10 -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990

Prayer

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A mission modeled on the Master's message and ministry -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993

Preaching

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Promises, Promises -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptizer -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Null -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

SermonStudio

Proper 10 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2011
Proper 10/Pentecost 8/Ordinary Time 15 -- Psalm 24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2006
Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2001
Proper 10 (C, E) -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1999
Unity through the Lordship and headship of Christ -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
Proper 10 -- Psalm 132:11-18 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
Proper 10, Pentecost 8, Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Sermon

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Promises, Promises -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptizer -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Null -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

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Promising Too Much -- Mark 6:14-29 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2011
Dancing In Holy Places -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- William J. Carl, Iii -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
The Unsilenced Voice -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
Welcome To The Center Of Life -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
The View From Michal's Window -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 or Genesis 25:19-34 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
A Time For Us -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
The Cost Of Being A Prophet -- Mark 6:14-29 -- George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
True Worship Turns Us Upside Down And Inside Out -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Linda R. Forsberg -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2002
The Fox -- Mark 6:14-29 -- David G. Rogne -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2002
Grace In The Midst Of Guilt And Shame -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Glenn W. Mcdonald -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2002
An Event That Evoked Extravagance -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1999
Look How You Listen -- Mark 6:14-29 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
Choose To Be Chosen -- Mark 6:7-13 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
The Strange Tactics Of God -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
A Solitary Witness -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
What Kind Of King Is This? -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Charles Curley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
A Thanksgiving Checklist -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
Walking On the Knees -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1987
Who Short-Circuited the Good News? -- Mark 6:7-13 -- James Weekley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1987

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Strong Feelings -- Integrity Or Fear? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Wish List For The Future -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Stories

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But Honey... -- Mark 6:14-29, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Psalm 24 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
The Message Of A Joy-Filled Spirit -- Mark 6:14-29, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Psalm 24 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
The Mountain -- Mark 6:14-29, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Psalm 24 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Faithfulness -- Psalm 24:3-4a -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Dancing Before The Lord -- Frank R. Fisher, Stan Purdum, John E. Sumwalt, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

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The Earth Is The Lord's ... And Don't You Forget It! -- Psalm 24 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
The Claim Of Destiny -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
Dance Of Gratitude -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1999
Heads Will Roll -- Amos 7:7-15, Mark 6:14-29 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
That Which Comes From Heaven -- John 6:24-35 -- John E. Sumwalt, Janet Angel -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

Worship

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Promises, Promises -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
Bring Me The Head Of John The Baptizer -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2012
Null -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

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Oh, Come Before The Lord -- Psalm 24 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2008
Theme: I Will Dance -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29, Psalm 24 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2005
Proper 10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2002
Dancing For The Lord -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2002
Dance! -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1999
Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-16, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
The Earth Is The Lord's -- Psalm 24:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
PROPER 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29, Psalm 24 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
Jesus calling the disciples and sending them out two by two -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
John the Baptist Beheaded -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B

New & Featured This Week

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Thomas Willadsen
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
I write Thursday, June 21, 2018. By far the story that has gotten the most press coverage for the last week is the situation regarding children being separated from their parents at US borders. Some of these families seek to enter the United States illegally; others are seeking asylum status. Children in both situations are being taken from their parents.

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Keith Wagner
Peter Andrew Smith
Contents
“The Gift of Healing” by Keith Wagner
“Still In Service” by Keith Wagner
“Weeping in Faith” by Peter Andrew Smith


The Gift of Healing
by Keith Wagner
Mark 5:21-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“At this they were overcome with amazement.” (v. 42b)

Happy Sunday, (or whatever day this message is used) boys and girls,

I hope you are well and happy today. But if you are tired or crabby, that's okay too.

God loves us no matter what and that's what counts. So good to see you.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Ron Love
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and Psalm 130
Dr. Marilyn Gootman wrote a book in 2005 called When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens about Grieving and Healing. It has been lauded as a valuable tool for young people at a time of loss and confusion. Here are some excerpts from that book.
Wayne Brouwer
Some years ago, Newsweek magazine carried a little article about a fortune-tellers’ convention in Dublin, Ireland. Palm readers, crystal ball gazers, and astrologers from all around the world got together for a week to compare notes and to make some new predictions.

In the presence of all these people who were supposed to know what tomorrow would bring, a thief got into the building. He stole their crystal balls and tarot cards. When the police came to investigate, they laughed. “Didn’t you know this was going to happen?” they asked. “Couldn’t you have predicted it?”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Surprisingly, most clergy enjoy taking funerals. It sounds like a contradiction in terms when the words "enjoy" and "funeral" are used in the same sentence and of course, the enjoyment is not in the death of a loved one. It's more because when someone has died, clergy are really needed and if sensitive, are able to help enormously with the bereavement and all its subsequent emotions.

Funeral practices vary a great deal in different parts of the world. In America as in many other countries of the world, the funeral happens within a day or two of

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Richard Carl Hoefler
The Woman With An Issue Of Blood

Pick up the morning newspaper and you are certain to be confronted by another crime committed. And it seems that one crime is more bizarre than the other. The miracle we now consider is an account of a strange and unusual crime. It is the story of a woman who attempted to steal a miracle.

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