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The American oil tycoon Jean... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1997
The American oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty once received a request from a British magazine for a short
Over time just about any... -- Ephesians 4:24-5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1997
Over time just about any watch will either run fast or slow.
A very amusing incident at... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1997
A very amusing incident at a church music camp was hearing the rules of the laundry shack sung to An
One of Vincent van Gogh's... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1997
One of Vincent van Gogh's most celebrated works is titled The Potato Eaters.
The apple may not fall... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1997
The apple may not fall so very far from the tree, but sometimes it drops with such impact that the t
In the 1982 NCAA title... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
In the 1982 NCAA title basketball game Georgetown trailed.
One evening at a party... -- Ephesians 4:25-5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
One evening at a party Charlie Chaplin was doing impressions of famous people of his time.
I left a meeting with... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
I left a meeting with our finance committee disappointed and disheartened.
One does not live by... -- Deuteronomy 8:1.10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
"One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." The aut
I worked for Mr. Herbert... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
I worked for Mr. Herbert Orchard all of one summer, having been sent there by my (wise?) parents.
This entire commandment that I... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
"This entire commandment that I command you today you must diligently observe ..."
The young woman was desperate... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
The young woman was desperate for a parking space.
Angels seem to be popping... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
Angels seem to be popping up everywhere these days: in conversations, books, movies, and as subject
Do you say that there... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
Do you say that there are no such things as Angels?
When Clarence and his wife... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
When Clarence and his wife, Ruth, sold their home and moved into their new apartment at Heritage Acr
She had begun to wonder... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
She had begun to wonder if the struggle was worth it.
To his people's puzzlement, David... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
To his people's puzzlement, David did not desire vengeance against Absalom.
In Frederick Buechner's book, Peculiar... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
In Frederick Buechner's book, Peculiar Treasures, he writes the following:
A man had a son... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
A man had a son who from birth had been strong-willed and rebellious.
David was a great military... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
David was a great military leader, and by and large, a great king.
The film Cool Hand Luke... -- John 6:41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
The film Cool Hand Luke depicts life on a southern chain gang.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church is... -- John 6:41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
St. Ann's Episcopal Church is situated in the South Bronx section of New York City.
When Jesus declared he was... -- John 6:41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
When Jesus declared he was "the bread that came down from heaven," the religious leaders objected, s
No one can come to... -- John 6:41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
No one can come to Christ unless he or she is drawn by God.
Paul sets before his Christian... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1994
Paul sets before his Christian peopIe the highest standard in all the world.

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Wearing the 7C6 Label -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
I want to take you back to that time in your life when you made the transition from elementary schoo

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Dean Feldmeyer
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For March 1, 2020:
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First Sunday in Lent - A
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For March 1, 2020:
  • Right, Wrong, Whatever by Dean Feldmeyer — The fruit of the forbidden tree in the Eden story represents more than disobedience; it represents moral responsibility and Adam and Eve are hungry for it.
  • Second Thoughts: What Happens in the Silence by Mary Austin — Lent’s invitation is to love the quiet the way Jesus does, and to meet up with him there.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Sandra Herrmann
The scriptures for today bind together the beginning of sin in the world, our salvation from sin, and Jesus’ own vulnerability to the temptation of the devil. We see that the devil is very clever (or that we can be very clever in fooling ourselves about our motives and the possible ramifications of our attitudes and actions).  
First Sunday in Lent - A
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
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Ash Wednesday - A
Mark Ellingsen
Ash Wednesday is time to stress our sorrow for sin and the way out, a chance to stimulate our awareness of sin as well as the need for and urgency of repentance, along with a Word of God’s forgiveness.

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Mark Ellingsen
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Joel 2:1-2,12-17 
With the Presidential Primaries starting to shift into high gear, it is time for Americans to get serious about politics and the future of our nation, to seek to right the nation’s wrongs. For John Calvin this lesson is a message of urgency that we need.  He wrote:

The object of the narrative then, is to make the people sensible, that it was now no time for taking rest... (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.XIV, p.44)

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Jesus sets the bar high by resisting temptation even from the imagination of the devil. To show just how amazing that accomplishment is this lesson will put temptation in each kids’ hands. You may have seen the videos of kids in a room alone with a marshmallow. They are challenged to not eat the marshmallow then left alone in the room. The kids obviously struggle with the temptation to eat the marshmallow. For this lesson you can use marshmallows or Oreos, both are relatively allergen free.
Ash Wednesday - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Lent can be an odd time for church kids. They are intuitive and can sense that something has changed. If we do not seek to explain why the mood and tone of the community has changed it can be a scary time. We talk more about death, especially Jesus dying, so we need to prepare kids for what is coming.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
David O. Bales
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"Thorough Temptation Of The Thoroughly Human" by David O. Bales
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Thorough Temptation of the Thoroughly Human
by David O. Bales
Matthew 4:1-11
Ash Wednesday - A
Peter Andrew Smith
John knocked at the door and waited. His heart was pounding in his chest and he was sweating. He wouldn’t be surprised if Suzy slammed the door into his face. What he had done to her, what he had done to their marriage, was simply unforgivable. His heart leapt when the door started to open and he froze when Suzy’s father, Mark, stood before him. From the look on his father-in-law’s face there was no doubt that he knew what John had done.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Janice B. Scott
We in the West have an interesting culture in which we quite like to be shocked. Many of us enjoy films which are shocking to a greater or lesser degree, and it sometimes seems to be that the higher the rating, the more popular the film. Even huge natural or man-made disasters have a worrying degree of entertainment value in the way they are presented to us over and over again on our television screens. We meanwhile sit in our armchairs munching our chocolates feeling scandalised or shocked or disturbed, but seldom switching off the set.

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Ash Wednesday - A
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Sometime between 500 and 350 B.C., post-exilic Israel experienced a devastating locust plague, followed by a drought. That experience is described in Joel chapter 1. And certainly the people suffered under the dreadful effects of those disasters. But the message of the prophet Joel -- prompted not by the natural disasters, but given him as a revelation from the Lord -- is that the Israelites face a still more terrible disaster if they do not repent and return to their God. "The day of the Lord is coming, it is near" (2:1).

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