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Children's Activity

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Distractions -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Important time -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Don't worry so much! -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Is your house a worry-free zone? Mine isn't.
"Who's number one?" -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children need to learn about
Worried -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children can teach adults a great deal

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Keeping the holy in our lives -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
From Amos, we learn that the problems of our society are nothing new in the vast scope of humankind’
Defining our destinies -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
During World War II the English government knew that Hitler was planning to invade the British Isles
Unspeakable famine -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 52 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
During some of the years that I was doing youth ministry, my wife was providing child care for sever
The gospel of the Sistine Chapel -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
I cannot read these texts without finding myself pondering the ceiling of the Sistine
After the handshake and the hug -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
The master brought his disciples into a darkened room with one instruction: "Find the truth." One di
Hear and heed -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Søren Kierkegaard said a long time ago now that "purity of heart is to will one thing." People who d
Famine in the midst of plenty -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
"One does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God" (Deuteronomy
Believing then seeing -- Genesis 18:1-10, Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Believing and seeing are intricately wrapped up with one another.
A Proper Spirit -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
During Pentecost we spend a lot of time talking about God's Spirit, the gift of the Spirit, the gift
Typing and timing spirituality -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
You are having guests over for dinner. The meal is nearing completion.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Molly's Silver Bracelet -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Too Busy? -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
Who would like to go out for ice-cream with me this week?
Time to Be Still -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
Shaping up -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
"For in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether
Distractions -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things." (v.
Mysteries of God -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for
Important time -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted
Imagining the invisible -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
I'm going to give each of you a card and a crayon.
Don't worry so much! -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Today I want to talk about worry. Who can tell me what worry is?
Not guilty! -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Good morning! I have here a newspaper article about a person
Who's number one? -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Good morning! Once, as Jesus was traveling around, he
Christ's body -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
I brought this with me because we use fake body parts like
Worried -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Many people like nice jewelry. It is beautiful and people

The Immediate Word

Licensed Fruit Inspectors -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
The last week has been a tumultuous one that has highlighted the divisions in American society.
Use It Or Lose It -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013

The lectionary’s appointed passage from Amos for this week uses the seasonal imagery of a basket

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 18, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In a recent Los Angeles Times
'her Piece Is Bigger Than Mine' And Other Family Quarrels -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In this week's gospel text Jesus visits the home of the sisters Mary and Martha, where he finds hims
Jesus: The One Thing -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many in your congregation, the big story this week is certain to be the release this Saturday of
All Things -- Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 148 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There is always some news about it, though it is not always on the front page.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Happy Families -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
One of Martha's earliest memories was of her little sister Mary singing and dancing in the middl

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Psalm 52 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge i
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?

Drama

SermonStudio

Talk Show I -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 11 | OT 16 (2016) -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, R. Robert Cueni, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
Amos 8:1-12
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 11 | OT 16 (2013) -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
Amos 8:1-12
As United States troops... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Ron Love -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
As United States troops were pulling out of Afghanistan, the Taliban continued its insurgency operat
The situation in Amos' context... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
The situation in Amos' context was like our own: Free market capitalism exploits the poor, while the
In a math problem... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
In a math problem it is the final answer. It is the total.
There are major proteins... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
There are major proteins in most living organisms. One group is called laminins.
You can't help but notice... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
You can't help but notice that there is a purpose in each of Paul's letters.
The Seventh-Day Adventist... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Ron Love -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
The Seventh-Day Adventist denomination is one of the fastest growing today, especially in Latin Amer
This text redirects our priorities... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
This text redirects our priorities, pushing us toward more appreciation of receiving instruction in
In order to become a lawyer... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
In order to become a lawyer, you have to take a lot of classes, write a bunch of papers, get the rig
NULL -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
For military families, communication with their loved one in a war zone is a lifeline, an oasis in a
NULL -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Ron Love -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
Oskar Groning was an SS guard at Auschwitz.
NULL -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
It all began at a red light.
NULL -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote that "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime;
NULL -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
You know the story by heart -- perhaps you have this story.
NULL -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
The term "workaholic" often comes as part of a joke, like "What can you do with a workaholic?
NULL -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
The women's and children shelter became a mission project for the women's circle at church.
NULL -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Ron Love -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In filming the movie Jesus of Nazareth, Ernest Borgnine played the role of the centurion who
NULL -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

Amos 8:1-12
A friend and his wife... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
A friend and his wife are both over fifty years of age. They've been married over thirty
Suppose a chauffeur drives a... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Suppose a chauffeur drives a sleek limousine through the streets of New York with a

The Immediate Word

Licensed Fruit Inspectors -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
The last week has been a tumultuous one that has highlighted the divisions in American society.
Use It Or Lose It -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013

The lectionary’s appointed passage from Amos for this week uses the seasonal imagery of a basket

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 18, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In a recent Los Angeles Times
'her Piece Is Bigger Than Mine' And Other Family Quarrels -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In this week's gospel text Jesus visits the home of the sisters Mary and Martha, where he finds hims

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Love And Understanding... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

Distractions versus discipleship -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Distractions versus discipleship

Gospel Note:
PROPER 11 -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Psalm 139:13-18, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke 10:38-42 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
(Responsively)
Hear the proclamation of Christ,

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Licensed Fruit Inspectors -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
The last week has been a tumultuous one that has highlighted the divisions in American society.
Use It Or Lose It -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013

The lectionary’s appointed passage from Amos for this week uses the seasonal imagery of a basket

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 18, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In a recent Los Angeles Times
'her Piece Is Bigger Than Mine' And Other Family Quarrels -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In this week's gospel text Jesus visits the home of the sisters Mary and Martha, where he finds hims
Jesus: The One Thing -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many in your congregation, the big story this week is certain to be the release this Saturday of
All Things -- Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 148 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There is always some news about it, though it is not always on the front page.

SermonStudio

Proper 11/Pentecost 9/Ordinary Time 16 -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 11/Pentecost 9/Ordinary Time 16 -- Psalm 52 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
We are not surprised when we learn about crooks and robbers boasting about "mischief done against th
Proper 11 -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
The lectionary often combines parts of two separate sections.
Proper 11 -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 11 -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Amos 8:1-12 (C)

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke 10:38-42 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 11 -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke 10:38-42 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Proper 11 -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Genesis 18:1-10, Luke 10:38-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1985
The Lessons

2 Kings 4:8-17

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Licensed Fruit Inspectors -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
The last week has been a tumultuous one that has highlighted the divisions in American society.
Use It Or Lose It -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013

The lectionary’s appointed passage from Amos for this week uses the seasonal imagery of a basket

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 18, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In a recent Los Angeles Times
'her Piece Is Bigger Than Mine' And Other Family Quarrels -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In this week's gospel text Jesus visits the home of the sisters Mary and Martha, where he finds hims
Jesus: The One Thing -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many in your congregation, the big story this week is certain to be the release this Saturday of
All Things -- Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 148 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There is always some news about it, though it is not always on the front page.

SermonStudio

When The Fruit Is Spoiled -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
When we speak of Amos today, we know that he was one of Israel's great prophets.
Sing Praise -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Theologian Karl Barth was once asked to sum up his life's work.
Sister Act(s) -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Today's gospel from Luke 10 follows the parable of the good Samaritan.
How Not To Become Distracted -- Luke 10:38-42 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
We live in what has been called the "Information Age." We have more information at our disposal than
Be Real -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- John Jamison -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
The old story is told about two painters; two artists.
When Nothing More Can Be Done -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
Colleen was a good woman with a bad heart.
The Lord Hears The Cry Of The Poor -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
The year 1992 marked the quincentenary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World, an e
A Woman's Place -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
In 1999 I traveled in North Africa.
The One Or One Of Many -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
It is the year 50 A.D. Two individuals run into each other on the street corner.
God Notices -- Amos 8:1-12 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
It was the best of times.
Pray Devoutly, Hammer Stoutly -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
They had not been married long -- three or four years -- when it started to unravel.
The Great Motivator -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Kirk R. Webster -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
In the early 1990s, Wesley Nunley of Dallas completed a project he had dreamed of for decades.
Mary Has Chosen The Good Portion -- Luke 10:38-42 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1991
The Genesis creation narrative tells us that God created the world, and all that is in it, in six sh
Living By A Hunch -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- R. Keith Hammer -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1991
She was the most respected girls’ basketball coach Hankins High had ever had.

The Village Shepherd

Unconventional People -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There's often something both attractive and a bit scary about unconventional people.
Discerning God -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island.
Jesus The Christ -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
NOTE: This sermon is also used for Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 of Cycle B.

Stories

StoryShare

Thoughtful Action -- Luke 10:38-42, Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 52 -- Peter Andrew Smith, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Thoughtful Action" by Peter Andrew Smith
This The Judgment Of God? -- Luke 10:38-42, Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 52 -- Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013
Contents
"This the Judgment of God?" by Sandra Herrmann
In Him All Things Hold Together -- Luke 10:38-42, Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 52 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
Contents
"In Him All Things Hold Together" by John Sumwalt
Housewarming Warning -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- David O. Bales, John S. Smylie -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Housewarming Warning" by David O. Bales
Rejoice In My Suffering? -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 52 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

A Story to Live By



Rejoice in My Suffering?

SermonStudio

A Tale Of Two Sisters -- Luke 10:38-42 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
With a title like "A Tale Of Two Sisters," this should open with something like, "It was the best of
Lost In Jesus -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed
The Super Cell Phone -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
My youngest daughter and I traveled to Hong Kong not long ago.
The Taste Of Music -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jeanne Jones -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
The whole thing began when I was asked to be the song leader for a Walk to Emmaus retreat in 1988.
Sabbath At Mt. Carmel -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small.
Choices -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1994
She was elected to high office some time ago. Let's call her Beverly Washington.
Proper 11 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- John Steward -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
When Charles Dickens was a little boy he was unhappy and neglected, for he was working in a factory.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Licensed Fruit Inspectors -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
The last week has been a tumultuous one that has highlighted the divisions in American society.
Use It Or Lose It -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2013

The lectionary’s appointed passage from Amos for this week uses the seasonal imagery of a basket

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 18, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In a recent Los Angeles Times
'her Piece Is Bigger Than Mine' And Other Family Quarrels -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2010
In this week's gospel text Jesus visits the home of the sisters Mary and Martha, where he finds hims
Jesus: The One Thing -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many in your congregation, the big story this week is certain to be the release this Saturday of
All Things -- Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 148 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There is always some news about it, though it is not always on the front page.

SermonStudio

Proper 11 / Ordinary Time 16 / Pentecost 9 -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 52 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 11/Ordinary Time 16 -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Amos 8:1-12

Theme: Bad Pun, Bad News
Proper 11/Ordinary Time 16 -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Colossians 1:15-28

Theme: Second Verse, Same As The First
Proper 11/Ordinary Time 16 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 10:38-42

Theme: Not You Two, Again!
Proper 11 -- Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Price Of Sin

Call To Worship
Leader: God's faithfulness is eternal.
Divine Retaliation -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Leader: To you who trample on the world's lesser children,
Proper 11, Pentecost 9, Ordinary Time 16 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
Proper 11 | OT 16 -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1997
First Lesson: Amos 8:1-12
Theme: God's judgment comes


Proper 11 -- Psalm 139:13-18 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1991
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

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Good morning young folks,

What a blessing to see you this morning. I hope you are well and eager to hear a message from the Bible today. I love sharing and I know you love listening.

Today we will learn about how to be great. Yep, that’s what I said -- how to be great!

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