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I wish I could show... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
I wish I could show you a picture that hangs in my study.
Hoping to find some reason... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Hoping to find some reason to accuse him, a man asked Gregory of Nazianzus in 381 A.D.
Several years ago the people... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Several years ago the people who lived in a certain area along the Golf Coast of the U.S.A., were wa
The radio talk show host... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
The radio talk show host was lamenting the fact that she had three opportunities to see Pope John Pa
When Ninevah needed to hear... -- Exodus 1:8-2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
When Ninevah needed to hear God's message, God called Jonah.
There are many tales in... -- Exodus 1:8-2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
There are many tales in the ancient world that are similar to Moses' early adventure in the reed bas
Anytime we believe what we... -- Exodus 1:8-2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Anytime we believe what we read, or what others tell us, we are accepting the witness' testimony.
A beloved cultural artifact of... -- Exodus 1:8-2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
A beloved cultural artifact of the Adirondack region of New York is the Adirondack Guide Boat -- a s
When we present our bodies... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
When we present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God, we also commit ourselves to good stewardshi
On February 23, 1821, John... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
On February 23, 1821, John Keats died of consumption (now called tuberculosis) in Rome.
While growing up, most of... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
While growing up, most of us probably heard at one time or another, a parent ask us, "If your friend
Learn to ride a horse... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Learn to ride a horse that throws you.
Who was Jeremiah? the Sunday... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
"Who was Jeremiah?" the Sunday School teacher asked his seventh grade class.
He felt no fear of... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
"He felt no fear of death, but a terror of life, of going on soiling himself and repenting and soili
It is hard to stand... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
It is hard to stand against a crowd, calling on it to act responsibly.
These are prayers for unity... -- Isaiah 66:18-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
These are prayers for unity from many countries as they were used in worship at the Sixth Assembly o

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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.”
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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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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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