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Harold had been a hard... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Harold had been a hard-working and valued member of our church board for four years, always to be co
Today we are called to... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Today we are called to a new approach for an age--old problem.
My father was always a... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
My father was always a lover of good French toast.
A woman on a financial... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A woman on a financial advice show on talk radio said that she was two months behind in her mortgage
A housekeeper for a wealthy... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A housekeeper for a wealthy family was the frequent confidant for the children in that home.
While we may know the... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
While we may know the rest of this story because we have read it before, this segment of scripture l
A young man of my... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A young man of my acquaintance used to make a point of standing on the front porch of his house when
After being in my first... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
After being in my first parish for only a couple of weeks, my wife and I went to visit an elderly co
The stories are myriad. An... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The stories are myriad. An individual has a near--death experience.
The quality of life is... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The quality of life is not a chronological matter.
Thomas Jefferson, who has mightily... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Thomas Jefferson, who has mightily shaped the thinking of contemporary Americans, was a deist.
One church member will always... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
One church member will always be in my album of saints.
A tragic newspaper story... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

A tragic newspaper story recently told of a group of friends who were in a boat on a lake when
In a compilation of his... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
In a compilation of his sermons titled Through the Year with Fulton Sheen (compiled and edite
In the spring of... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

In the spring of 1987 a garbage scow left New York harbor, looking for a home.
Mentoring is an ancient but... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Mentoring is an ancient but popular idea today.
David continues to function... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

David continues to function as king, but the public David is no longer able to override, censo
A beautiful, young university student... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A beautiful, young university student from a home of means, went to her professor with her problem.
Mahatma Gandhi was a man... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Mahatma Gandhi was a man who combated evil and oppression, not with sword, war, horses, or horsemen.
The aged woman lived... -- 2 Kings 4:42-44 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C

The aged woman lived alone in a second-floor apartment.
Bette Brown tells of a... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Bette Brown tells of a friend, whom we shall call Jeffrey, who decided to take his own life early on
Remember the film, It's a... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Remember the film, It's a Wonderful Life, about George Bailey, the small-town banker played b
A converted Chinese Christian explained... -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A converted Chinese Christian explained why he chose the Galilean.
The annual meeting of the... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The annual meeting of the First Church was over and John was pleased that he had elected to be the m

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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.

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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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