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An old joke (maybe even... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
An old joke (maybe even a bad one!): Charlie prayed every day.
What we call the Lord's... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
What we call the Lord's prayer is a way of addressing God as disciples of Christ -- not "my," but "o
Two men were shipwrecked on... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Two men were shipwrecked on a deserted island.
There is a longing in... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
There is a longing in the United States for a return to values.
In a superb historical novel... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
In a superb historical novel concerning the Lincoln years, Gore Vidal helps the reader to understand
Was it anger at the... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Was it anger at the lack of dialogue or sheer brilliance drawn from Scripture that led Martin Luther
There is a new type... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
There is a new type of potted plant in the stores. It is called The Grassman.
A South American village was... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
A South American village was destroyed by a flood, killing most of the natives.
Judith had finally begun to... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Judith had finally begun to realize that, for whatever reason, Daniel was not like her other childre
Every experience in life contains... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Every experience in life contains invaluable lessons for living, even those which bring heartache an
As Hosea went to Gomer... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
As Hosea went to Gomer for matrimony joint,
A woman was considering making... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
A woman was considering making a major career change.
The story of Abraham bargaining... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
The story of Abraham bargaining with the Lord over the fate of Sodom, exploring God's mercy, is not
This story tells of the... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
This story tells of the birth of the minyan, a group that gathers for prayer at least once a day (tw
Importunity. It is a strange... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
"Importunity." It is a strange word to me. I seldom encounter it outside the Gospels.
Perhaps it's not too soon... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Perhaps it's not too soon to ask the question: How will it be for our men and women in uniform when
The book, God is... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The book, God is For Real, Man, was quite popular a number of years ago.
In an excellent sermon on... -- Luke 11:11-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In an excellent sermon on the Second Petition of the Lord's Prayer, "Your kingdom come," the sainted
How can we tell the... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
How can we tell the difference between faithful and unfaithful servants?
This story must be told... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
This story must be told.
Of the many interesting facts... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Of the many interesting facts of Naaman's story, surely not to be overlooked is the place of the Isr
Robert Downey, Jr., starred in... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Robert Downey, Jr., starred in the 1995 movie Restoration in which he played a young doctor i
Jesus' disciples of today are... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Jesus' disciples of today are no different than his disciples of yesteryear.
I am well aware that... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
I am well aware that most of the folks in my congregation are pleased as can be that our church make

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Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
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Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

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Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
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Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
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Frank Ramirez
Amos 8:1-12
I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
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“Here Comes da Judge” by C. David McKirachan
“A Little on Edge” by Frank Ramirez


Here Comes da Judge
by C. David McKirachan
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Arley K. Fadness
“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

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Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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