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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 Village Shepherd

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
When Jesus died, the centurion who crucified him said, "Truly this man was God's Son!" Let us worship God's Son in all our activities today.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, forgive us when we fail to recognise you in other people.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, forgive us when we let ourselves down.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, forgive us for all those occasions when we crucify you afresh.
Lord, have mercy.

Reading:
Matthew 27:11-54 (NRSV)

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