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Children's Activity

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First impressions -- Matthew 14:22-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Walking on water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
How to ask for help -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
The drama of today's lesson is perfect for children to explore. The story is pretty cut and dried.
What's a miracle? -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Teachers or Parents: There are many in this modern age who
Jesus, our Savior -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Teachers or Parents: Today's children's sermon contrasts that
A drama on water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Parents and Teachers: The disciples thought they saw a ghost!
Take a deep breath -- Matthew 4:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Materials:
Markers, crayons
Glitter, stickers
Poster board

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Fulfilled Faith Journey -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- David Coffin -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
In an effort to challenge my own faith along my spiritual journey, I explored a book about “theodicy
The calm at the center -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
One Chinese word-symbol for "doubt" is a caricature of a person with each foot in a different canoe.
Emergency numbers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
A whole generation is growing up now with no knowledge of those little stickers we used to keep on o
Gotcha! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
The longer I go in life the more I become fascinated with words: how we use them, where
The "Not-Me" gremlin -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
One of the tasks that I always squeeze somewhere into my day is to read the newspaper.
Knowing where the stones are -- 1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1999
The walking on water jokes abound.
Faith -- pure and simple -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
To believe is not very complicated.
Hitting out of the rough -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
I grew up as a football-and-basketball guy, but the girl I married came from more of a tennis-and-go
Faithfulness -- Psalm 28, Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
I suppose that there are as many definitions of faithfulness as there are preachers and laypersons g
Faith -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
So many definitions have been given for faith it seems impossible to talk or write about it without

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Magda's Trouble -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Saving Hands -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
“...and he cried out, “Lord save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and saved him.”
Jesus Helps -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
The Point: Jesus is God's Son.
The mission -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed?
First impressions -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!"
The message -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, "How
Walking on water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
He [Jesus] said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the
Share the news -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning, children! Have you ever made a chain of dominoes?
How to ask for help -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Hello! Did you hear the lesson today? What an amazing adventure! Jesus helped Peter walk on water!
What's in the heart? -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning! I thought we would play a little game this
What's a miracle? -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning! I'd like to do a little experiment this
Beautiful feet! -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning! Today I want to talk about beauty. I have with
Jesus, our Savior -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning. How many of you have eaten something that made
Beautiful shoes -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. All of you know the story about
Someone you can trust -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you know what a hard-boiled
Beautiful feet -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever told anyone about Jesus and how much he loves you?
Taking a deep breath -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been afraid?

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Griselda's Turbulent Life -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Griselda had a turbulent life. She always blamed her name.

Devotional

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Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
... and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver....
Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
He had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
-- Psalm 105:17
Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
-- Romans 10:13
Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
... You of little faith, why did you doubt?
-- Matthew 14:31

Drama

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Water Logged -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Theme

If we just trust Jesus He will take care of our needs.

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2017) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2014) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl Keffer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
The lesson recounts Joseph... -- Genesis 27:1-4, 12-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
The lesson recounts Joseph being sold into slavery, the beginning of Israel's slavery in Egypt.
Reverend Dudley Tyng was... -- Genesis 27:1-4, 12-28 -- Ron Love -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Reverend Dudley Tyng was an Episcopal priest serving a church in Philadelphia.
We write letters and emails... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
We write letters and emails, editorials and blogs. We tweet and we message and we text.
Saving faith comes through... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Saving faith comes through our invitation for Christ to forgive us of our sins.
There are two ways people... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
There are two ways people think you come to God.
I don't think it's a stretch... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Ron Love -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
I don't think it's a stretch to say that the western world is enamored with Pope Francis.
Saint Augustine claims... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Saint Augustine claims that this text is a lesson in humility.
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Ira Progoff, in his book At a Journal Workshop, tells the story that in the middle of the nin
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Sometimes the greatest accomplishments in life emerge out of the greatest tragedies.
NULL -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Ron Love -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was sentenced to death on a 1966 conviction of a triple
NULL -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
If you have a family, you know what it is like to love many people with all your heart -- that is, e
NULL -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Kathleen Norris in Amazing Grace tells of a low time in her life when her husband became seri
NULL -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Many people have probably heard the story of Horatio Spafford.
In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F. Kennedy
Our Genesis lesson today starts... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Our Genesis lesson today starts out with a startling statement. It says, "Jacob settled in
On a warm summer day... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
On a warm summer day, the church youth fellowship visited a regional amusement park.
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the
Richard Haklyut (1552/3-1616) was a... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Richard Haklyut (1552/3-1616) was a force in English politics. He was a priest serving in
She was the wife of... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
She was the wife of a young pop singer whose song had jumped near the top of the

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Love, You Offer Me Such Profound Love... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

SermonStudio

Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Faith always involves an element of risk.
Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2006
(See Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17, Cycle A, for an alternative approach to 105:1-11, 4
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 37:1--4, 12--18 (C)
Walking On Water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he d
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Here begins the collection of Joseph stories with which the rest of Genesis will be concerned.
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:Hear us, God; answer us.
Proper 14, Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Walking On Water -- Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
1. Text
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 (C)
Miracle 8 Walking On Water -- Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
1. Text
How to overcome a contrary wind -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 37:1--4, 12--28 (C)
O For A faith That Will Not Sink! The Miracle Of Walking On Water -- Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:16-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed
Proper 14 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:22-33 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

SermonStudio

Ecological Politics -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
One of the greatest military campaigns ever conducted was the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC.
How Beautiful The Feet -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
The whole thing is stupid and unnecessary, Judy was thinking as she was driving to the nursing home.
The Land Where Our Fathers Had Lived -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
The story begins innocently enough.
Beautiful Feet -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
There are some things which are not often associated with the word "beautiful." Our lesson today end
Deep Water! -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
I don't know anyone who's not in over his or her head today ...
Shalom Shattered -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
It's art class.
Are You A Risk Taker? -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Introduction
When Life Is The Pits! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Joseph got thrown in a big hole by his brothers, and he quickly discovered what life is like down in
The Waste In Comparison -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Grandparents are some of the most well-balanced people on the face of the earth. They have to be.
Set Your Goal On Jesus -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
They said it couldn't be done.
Nothing Is Impossible -- Exodus 14:19-31 -- Walter L. Kimbrough -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
A marvelous story is told by the synoptic gospel writers about a boy who was possessed by an evil sp
Overcoming Life's Obstacles -- Matthew 14:29, 30 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1975
There is nothing so frustrating in life as a shattered dream. We all have our dreams.
God of the Ordinary -- Exodus 14:19-31 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Some folks can look at something extraordinary, and write it off as commonplace.
The Problem With Miracles In Our Time -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
If the truth be known, most of us would have to admit that we walk a very fine line between believin

The Village Shepherd

Rising Above The Sea Of Life -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
One of the most memorable lines in "Jesus Christ Superstar" is by King Herod, who cuts a comic f
Dysfunctional Families -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Our particular age seems to be suffering considerably from what might be called the effects of dysfu
Whom Shall I Send? -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
One of our local village halls is in crisis, because nobody will sit on the committee.

Stories

StoryShare

Faithful Works -- Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 85:8-13 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Faithful Works" by Peter Andrew Smith
My Sisters Were Saints -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Wagner -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Contents
"My Sisters Were Saints" by C. David McKirachan
Nice Feet! -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Nice feet!" by C. David McKirachan
Where's Your Jesus Now? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Sandra Herrmann, Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where's Your Jesus Now?" by Sandra Herrmann
Get Out Of The Boat -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Walking on Water"

SermonStudio

Little Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
If the gospel writer had not identified Peter as the one who wanted to walk on the water, we probabl
Angels In Haunted Places -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.
Little Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why d
Matthew 14:22-33 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Gail, a fourth year graduate student, asked the first year women if they wanted to go for a boat rid
Roller Coaster Ride -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Rob was like any other teenager; he enjoyed doing the usual things that teenagers do.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
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Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Matthew 14:22-33, 1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 85:8-13 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
Gathering Prayer/Prayer Of Preparation
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Scripture tells us of how Jesus once invited Peter
God Walks With Us Through Darkness -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 105:1-4)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Sing Praise To God (NCH6, CBH59, UM126, PH483)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Theme: Jealousy

Call To Worship
Proper 14 -- Romans 10:5-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Theme: Salvation Is For All

Call To Worship
Proper 14 -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Theme: When The Storms Overtake Us

Call To Worship
Proper 14 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Jesus Walking on Water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Celebrating The Presence Of God

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Theme: Peace At Home First
Joseph And His Brothers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
PROPER 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4,12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
God's safe-keeping Spirit -- Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 106, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Although Paul made the crossing of the Red Sea a type for Christian baptism (1 Cori
God's protective love -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 9:1-5 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
PROPER 14 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1986
Perhaps the unifying factor that all six of these texts have in common is that the human condition i
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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.

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Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
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Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
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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.
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Acts 10:34-43

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“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)
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“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.
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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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Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

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Acts 10:34-43
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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.

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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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