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A friend told about the... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
A friend told about the following experience that took place in a restaurant in Tennessee.
If you were to stop... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
If you were to stop a person on the street, at random, and ask him or her, "Show me the
Jesus uses the term Son... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
Jesus uses the term "Son of Man" in our gospel lesson for today. What does he mean by
Rene remembers the class she... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
Rene remembers the class she had in early American literature. Much of the early
A game that we like... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
A game that we like to play in our confirmation class is "Who Am I?" The students read
Exodus 1:8--2:10br... -- Matthew 16:13-20, Romans 12:1-8, Exodus 1:8--2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
Exodus 1:8--2:10
A seminary student received his... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
A seminary student received his assignment for a faculty sermon, the date it was to be preached befo
When we are transformed, we... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
When we are transformed, we begin to see everything differently.
The pastor closed the door... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
The pastor closed the door quietly after he counseled the couple.
People take control all the... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
People take control all the time. At the most basic level, babies do it.
After three miscarriages June was... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
After three miscarriages June was once again pregnant. She didn't know how she should feel.
A recent study of congregations... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
A recent study of congregations and pastors trying to renew and redevelop showed an interesting real
A teacher asked his students... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
A teacher asked his students to identify the most satisfying thing in life.
The director of Christian education... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2002
The director of Christian education in a 5,000-member church makes an appeal for Sunday school teach
Knowing the identity of Jesus... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Knowing the identity of Jesus is like using a plumb line to build a straight wall.
Sometimes we would like to... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Sometimes we would like to be the flies on the wall, hearing what people really think about us witho
Who do we say Christ... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Who do we say Christ is?
The 1981 publication by Philip... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
The 1981 publication by Philip Kopper, Volunteer! O Volunteer!
Dr. A. B. Mackey was... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Dr. A. B.
Tom, a publisher, needed a... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Tom, a publisher, needed a successor.
Do you want your son... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
Do you want your son or daughter to grow up to be a garbageman, a janitor, a sewer worker?
It was a beautiful Sunday... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1999
It was a beautiful Sunday morning. The sun was shining brightly.
Did you hear about the... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1996
Did you hear about the young man who won an award, a pin, for being humble, but they took it away fr
When I was a child... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1996
When I was a child, our church would observe Temperance Sunday each year.
In an election year all... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 1996
In an election year all politicians want to know what the people are saying about them.

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For August 9, 2020:
  • Bending Toward Justice by Dean Feldmeyer — The story of Joseph illustrates that while God does not always act in bold and dramatic ways, and the arc of the moral universe may be long, it nevertheless bends toward justice. A pertinent message for us, today.

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Wayne Brouwer
Once when Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, was traveling in Rome, he noticed a crowd of people gathered around a large red poster. They were talking rather excitedly among themselves about the message it announced, so he reached into his coat pocket for his eyeglasses. Only then did he realize that he’d left them back at his hotel.

So he turned to the fellow next to him. “Sir,” he said, “could you please tell me what that sign says? I’ve forgotten my glasses.”
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Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Martin Luther was a Roman Catholic monk who considered that the Church of Rome was corrupt. On October 31, 1517, he posted his famous 95 theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg, inviting a debate on the issues that concerned him. This led to the German Reformation, or better known to us as the Protestant Reformation.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
After he had been deep in prayer, Jesus was able to walk on the sea. In our worship today, let explore the relationship between prayer and God's response to us.

Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I dismiss prayer as not working, yet I know I've never really prayed as you prayed.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I can't believe in miracles, yet I know I've never really prayed as you prayed.
Christ, have mercy.

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The call came on a Sunday after church just as we were sitting down to lunch. "Eric's vital signs are dropping. We think this may be it. You'd better come." It was the Palliative Care Nurse, one of the dozens of hospital and hospice staff people who supported Eric and his family over the five years he lived with bone cancer. She met me as I came in the door of the hospice where Eric had lived for five months -- a much longer stay than most of their patients who usually died within weeks.

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Good morning, boys and girls. Do you know what a hard-boiled egg is? (Let them answer.) I brought two eggs with me this morning. One is hard-boiled. When I crack its shell I can eat it. The other is not hard-boiled. It's like Humpty-Dumpty. When I crack it, it will break. Sometimes your parents may give you a hard-boiled egg for lunch. When they do, you trust them that it is really hard-boiled. Your parents wouldn't give you an egg like Humpty-Dumpty, would they?

It is very important that you can trust your parents. When you

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