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Doing what you're ought -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
The best size -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
But my faith is so tiny! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
I have a lot of childhood memories of watching things grow, mainly because my mother was an avid gar
"Getting strong" -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Teachers or Parents: The source of our faith is the Word of
Faith Grows Like Our Feet -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Parents or Teachers: The lesson today was the request of the disciples for
Mustard seed faith -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Teachers or Parents: The question of faith is a difficult one
Doing what is expected of us -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Materials:Sheets of paper (8.5 x 11) Markers or crayons

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C

Commentary

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High Calling in an Upside-Down World -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6 -- David Kalas -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
A colleague and I were talking some years ago about how we do premarital counseling with the couples
Grace: reinterpreting our lives -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
One college professor presented his class syllabus on the first day of the new semester.
Dimensions of faith -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- David Coffin -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
On any given communion Sunday, various people line up either to take continuous communion or table c
Faith for the world that is -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Who would not want the power of telekinesis? Obstacle in the way? Remove it with a thought.
Connected -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor
Faith for the world that is -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Who would not want the power of telekinesis? Obstacle in the way? Remove it with a thought.
God-centering -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
The theme for today seems to be "centering on God," remembering in whom we have trusted, reminding o
System requirements -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- David Kalas -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Before you buy a new piece of software, you check the side of the box where it lists the system requ
Doing the impossible -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
The prayerful expressions of grief found in Lamentations reflect the pain, despair, and raw emotions

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High Calling in an Upside-Down World -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6 -- David Kalas -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
A colleague and I were talking some years ago about how we do premarital counseling with the couples

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Apple Pip -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
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Do It, Jesus! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
“The Apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ ”  (v. 5)
Trusting In God -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
One day when Jesus was with his disciples, they asked him for something.
Increase Our Faith! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Good treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
"Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us." (v.
Doing what you're ought -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
"So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, 'We are worthless slave
Healing -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you
The best size -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to
Gifts from God -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
See this beautiful present? I wonder what's inside.
But my faith is so tiny! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
What does it mean to have faith in something?
A real treasure in our chest -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning! I brought a picture to show you today. Can you
Getting strong -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning! I brought this bottle with me today. Can you
Kindling wood -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. In some parts of the country it is getting
Faith grows -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought two shoes to look at today. Are
Guard the treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
We could say this key is for a treasure chest filled with fine
Mustard seed faith -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
I am amazed at how a small seed like this can grow into a huge
The laying on of hands -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your moth
Doing what is expected of us -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? (v. 9)

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
A Lament For The City -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word concerns Jeremiah and his laments over Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:1
When God Overdoes It -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
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Do It, Jesus! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
“The Apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ ”  (v. 5)
Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:

Children's Story

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Alice's Ambition -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Alice loved ballet.

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Proper 22 / Pentecost 20 / Ordinary Time 27 -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! -- Lamentations 1:1a
Proper 22 / Pentecost 20 / Ordinary Time 27 -- Psalm 137 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
By the rivers of Babylon -- there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.
Proper 22 / Pentecost 20 / Ordinary Time 27 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your m
Proper 22 / Pentecost 20 / Ordinary Time 27 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, "We are worthless slaves; w

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Faith -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1997
ThemeWhat is the basis of faith?Summary

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2019) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
Lamentations 1:1-6
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2016) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- R. Robert Cueni, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Lamentations 1:1-6
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2013) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Lamentations 1:1-6
Jeremiah lost Zion... -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah lost Zion to Babylon and weeps bitterly over her.
How sad a passage... -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
How sad a passage! It looks like there is no hope for God's people. Can we ever relate to that?
There is only a photograph... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
There is only a photograph of one person standing atop Mount Everest, and that is of Tenzing Norgay,
You can have your father's... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
You can have your father's eyes. You can move just like your mom.
Twenty-first-century American... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Twenty-first-century American life is chaotic, comprised of meaningless meanderings.
Does that give you hope... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Does that give you hope? Even if your faith is small -- even miniscule!
We are fascinated with... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
We are fascinated with volume and weight. The bigger, the better!
NULL -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Lamentations 1:1-6
NULL -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
In the film Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood plays a man who has nothing left to live for.
NULL -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Anna Matilda McNeil Whistler was immortalized in her son's painting, popularly known as "Whistler's
NULL -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Some of the latest surveillance and security technology for banks and other financial institutions i
NULL -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Linda knows first hand the value of having a supportive family.
NULL -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Kirstin, a university student, worked backstage in the school's theatre as a costumer.
NULL -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Running home from school the lad fell and skinned his knee.
During the March Madness of... -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
During the "March Madness" of 1993, the University of Michigan's men's basketball
Herbert Marshall served in the... -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
Herbert Marshall served in the British merchant marines during World War II. He

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2019) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
Lamentations 1:1-6

Intercession

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God Of The Highest Heavens... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Obedience as owed -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Obedience as owedGospel Note:
Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 -- Amos 5:6, 7, 10-15, Psalm 101, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIPLet us sing of mercy and justice as we give sincere praise to God.

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
A Lament For The City -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word concerns Jeremiah and his laments over Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:1
When God Overdoes It -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:

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Proper 22/Pentecost 20/Ordinary Time 27 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 22/Pentecost 20/Ordinary Time 27 -- Lamentations 3:19-26 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the B
Proper 22/Pentecost 20/Ordinary Time 27 -- Psalm 137 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
This psalm's opening verses are among the most recognizable for understanding the experience of a wo
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
We are uncomfortable with tears and lamenting, aren't we?
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
A Decent Obsession -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
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Service Is Our Reward -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
The apostles said to Jesus, "Increase our faith!" The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Lamentations 1:1-6 (C)
The Servant's Duty -- Luke 17:5-10 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1997
5The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" 6The Lord replied, "If you had faith
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
A Lament For The City -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word concerns Jeremiah and his laments over Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:1
When God Overdoes It -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
For October 6, 2019:
Upside-Down And Topsy-Turvy -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
Hierarchy is definitely out of fashion in America.

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The ABC's Of Grief -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Chrysanne Timm -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
Grief is one of the universal experiences of humankind.
Guarding The Treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
Most of us have a long list of passwords, PINs, and usernames to type into our cell phones, our comp
When The Going Gets Tough ... The Tough Start Praying! -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
Ever since the sign went up on our property that our church was coming I've gotten phone calls from
Faithquakes -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
A woman who went through her first earthquake in California said, as it was happening, "I think a tr
The Promise That Won't Be Broken -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Clayton A. Lord Jr. -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Paul was sitting in prison with every reason to be discouraged.
Song Sung Blue -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Lee Ann Dunlap -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Some records are made to be broken -- like Olympic speed skating; Cal Ripkin, Jr.'s, most consecutiv
The Justice Of God -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
During the dark and sullen of days of the Great Depression in New York City there was one man who br
Monitor What's Growing Within -- Luke 17:5-10 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
As the seventeenth chapter of Luke opens, Jesus turns his attention away from his enemies, the scrib
Fan The Flame -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
You may have noticed that I read earlier from the King James Version of the Bible and not the New In
When Life Gets Hard, Christian, Rebel! -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Mark Ellingson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
Jerusalem, the great capital, was in ruins. The Babylonians were in control.
Upside-Down And Topsy-Turvy -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
Hierarchy is definitely out of fashion in America.
Boldly Faithful -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.
Living The Alternatives -- Luke 17:5-10 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
"Christ" is the Greek word for Messiah or King.
Everything Except God -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
Robert Coles, a child psychiatrist who taught at Harvard University, decided to travel to the South
Seek Good, Not Evil -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Paul W. F. Harms -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1985
Adolph Hitler had a dream of a thousand-year empire.

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Where Were You, God? -- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
In the terrible tragedy of the Russian school siege at Beslan, where terrorists held hostage an enti
Faith Is Like Good Cheese Or Good Wine, It Matures Gradually -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Some years ago we had a wonderful Diocesan Conference.

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A Complaint Not A Lament -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
Contents “A Complaint Not A Lament” by Frank Ramirez
Would Your Church Be Missed? -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- John E. Sumwalt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Contents "Would Your Church Be Missed?" by John Sumwalt
The Nominee -- Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Contents"The Nominee" by Keith Hewitt
Living The Word -- Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Psalm 137 -- Frank Ramirez, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
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Where Have All The Churches Gone? -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- John S. Smylie, David O. Bales -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
A Word Of Comfort -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Contents What's Up This Week: "A Word of Comfort"

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A Complaint Not A Lament -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
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When God Overdoes It -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with
Just A Little Bit Of Faith -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size
Lipstick Pistols -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
"We do disagreeable things," wrote novelist John le Carré in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, "so
In The Midst Of An Attack, A Transformation -- Luke 18:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt, Connie Hays Coddington -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
The telephone rang in my motel room in El Salvador.
Slavery And Gratitude -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
Jenica has a ring and a photograph that are more precious to her than gold.
Gospel Grandmothers -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1994
United Church has a tradition. They were known for supporting their pastors very well.
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A pastor was preaching one of his first sermons in the new church to which he had been called.

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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
A Lament For The City -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word concerns Jeremiah and his laments over Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:1
When God Overdoes It -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
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Genuine Humility -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2019
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Proper 22 / Ordinary Time 27 / Pentecost 20 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 22/Ordinary Time 27 -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Lamentations 1:1-6Theme: The Real 9/11
Proper 22/Ordinary Time 27 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 1:1-14Theme: Our Blessed Past, Our Hopeful Future
Proper 22/Ordinary Time 27 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 17:5-10Theme: Pass The Mustard
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
Theme: Sin Causes SufferingCall To Worship
Isolation Of Struggle -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
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Proper 22, Pentecost 20, Ordinary Time 27 -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 17:5-10
The agony of sin -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1997
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Proper 22 -- Psalm 101 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
I will sing of loyalty and of justice;to you, O Lord, I will sing.
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For December 8, 2019:
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Isaiah 11:1-10
Of the Advent readings, this is one of my favorites. The prophet proclaims that one from the root of Jesse will come and the Spirit of the Lord will be upon him. Righteousness will come into the world. People, nations, even animals that war with one another will be at peace. All will be blessed, from the smallest child to the oldest adult. Mercy and justice will reign. That is the hope, the promise.
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Broadly speaking, we human beings turn to two solutions to try to make things better. Whether it is an organization, a family, a church, or a nation, there is always room for improvement, always some yearning for things to be even better than they are. And we generally seek those improvements by trying to find either the right system or the right person.

Revolutions are usually about trying to find the right system. Elections are about trying to find the right person. And human beings seem to have an endless reservoir of optimism when it comes to new systems and new leaders.

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Less Than A Peaceable Kingdom
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Bethany Peerbolte
Matthew introduces John the Baptist, the person who God has sent to prepare the people for Jesus. John’s teaching is the first sign that the Messiah is coming, everyone should be listening closely. John’s fashion choices make it hard for some people, though. His dirty camel hair toga and general unkempt appearance is not what we expect a great teacher to look like. This is a warning to us all that God’s voice may not always come from the people from whom we expect.

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Janice B. Scott
Roddy was plunged into gloom. It was that time of year again - the time of the annual nativity play. Roddy hated it. For a start, he had only once been chosen to actually feature in the play. That was the year he had to wear his dressing gown with a stupid tea towel on his head, and say one line: "Look! Let us follow that shining star!" Only he'd pointed to the star and forgotten the words. The audience had started to laugh, and the teacher said afterwards that "the whole feel of the play had been lost." Roddy was never invited to be in the play again.

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Don M. Aycock
A man who lives in Hollywood tells this to friends who come to visit: "When you are in Hollywood, don't miss Hollywood." He reminds his guests that his town is much more than a movie set. They won't see stars giving autographs or movie crews with cameras whirring.

In a similar way the scriptures seem to say to us, "At Christmas, don't miss Christmas." It is easy to miss, isn't it? We can get so busy that the season passes over us like a plane at night, heard but not really seen. And what, during this season, do we need not to miss?

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