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I will gather all nations... -- Isaiah 66:18-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
I will gather all nations and tongues ...
One of the most famous... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
One of the most famous narrow gauge railroads in America runs from Durango to Silverton in southwest
Dr. Charlie Shedd tells the... -- Isaiah 66:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Dr.
Being invited to the high... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Being invited to the high school prom was a big deal in my day.
New heavens and a new... -- Isaiah 66:18-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
New heavens and a new earth, God says through the prophet.
Hananiah's prophecy may have been... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Hananiah's prophecy may have been sincere, but it was based more on the will of the people than on t
In one way or another... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
In one way or another we often move to isolate people who are saying things we do not want to hear.
Hananiah might be called a... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Hananiah might be called a wishful thinking prophet.
It was a deep, dark... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
It was a deep, dark hole into which they had lowered Jeremiah, and one senses that he must have felt
Jodi had been given detailed... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Jodi had been given detailed instructions about how to act at the dinner table while company was pre
Enter by the narrow door... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Enter by the narrow door in this age of accessibility!
E. L. Doctorow has given... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
E. L. Doctorow has given us a strikingly new kind of American novel in Ragtime.
In one of Flannery O'Connor's... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
In one of Flannery O'Connor's finest stories, "Revelation," the central character is Mrs.
There is a type of... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
There is a type of platform courage that is not courage.
Jeremiah was a fearless spokesman... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Jeremiah was a fearless spokesman for the Lord, even when it brought the charge of undermining the s
Everyone has a homeplace whether... -- Isaiah 86:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Everyone has a homeplace whether it is a town, a house, or a hill.
The ultimate will of God... -- Isaiah 66:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
The ultimate will of God is to restore all humanity to fellowship with himself.
This entire reading stirs in... -- Isaiah 66:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
This entire reading stirs in the mind a picture of a giant spiritual Statue of Liberty.
Benjamin Mazar, the famous Israeli... -- Isaiah 66:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Benjamin Mazar, the famous Israeli archaeologist, excavated the Western Wall in Jerusalem and found
Last Christmas, we heard reports... -- Hebrews 12:18-24 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Last Christmas, we heard reports of the merchandising of Baby Jesus dolls, complete with glow-in-the
Howard didn't believe in God... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Howard didn't believe in God.
The author of Hebrews tried... -- Hebrews 12:18-24 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
The author of Hebrews tried to lead his readers to realize who they really are, what has happened to
It was either a bold... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
It was either a bold gesture of courage, or an act of supreme foolishness.
Just as there is a... -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Just as there is a big difference between Mount Sinai with its laws and Calvary with its love, there
There is the story of... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
There is the story of a teenage boy who was battling cancer.

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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
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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Peter Andrew Smith
Luke stared at the stack of papers sitting in front of him. The last thing he wanted to do was close the Good Shepherd Ministry. He dreaded having to put out the press release saying that they were out of money and were no longer able to minister to the street people in the city. He knew that as soon as word got out all the people they had helped and the people in need would come looking for answers. He didn’t know what he was going to say to them. Truthfully, he didn’t know what to say.

“Hey neighbour,” Fran put a cup of coffee in front of him.

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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.”
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
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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John E. Sumwalt
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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