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Sara took a course on... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
Sara took a course on spiritual practices. While she was not majoring in religion she
At a Veteran's Day event... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
At a Veteran's Day event at an elementary school, a student asked the aged soldier why
On a tall stack of... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
On a tall stack of large boxes at the pharmacy each box carried a huge red sign: Bend
Recently I met with a... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
Recently I met with a group of people from another church who wanted to query me
Abou Ben Adhem Abou... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Abou Ben Adhem Abou... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Moses... -- Matthew 22:34-46, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Deuteronomy 34:1-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Remember Fiddler on the Roof... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
Remember Fiddler on the Roof?
Are the terrorists who were... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
"Are the terrorists who were responsible for the deaths of thousands on September 11 last year my ne
Jessie was the only child... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
Jessie was the only child of parents who were determined that she would become a great success.
My boyhood pastor was a... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
My boyhood pastor was a model for me in ministry.
The Apostle knew from hard... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
The Apostle knew from hard, and sometimes bitter, experience that those who do a good thing will nev
It was Sunday noon and... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
It was Sunday noon and she was exhausted.
What children experience when they... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
What children experience when they are young lasts for a lifetime.
Loving our neighbor includes making... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2002
Loving our neighbor includes making sure we do not take advantage of his or her generosity.
we dared to tell you... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
"... we dared to tell you this gospel in spite of strong opposition." Dr.
I'm here to give you... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
"I'm here to give you a free set of encyclopedias," he said at the door.
Helena prayed for her six... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
Helena prayed for her six children.
In her poem I Shall... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
In her poem "I Shall Not Pass This Way Again," Eva Rose York describes the beautiful sights and soun
Marshall McLuhan used the concept... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
Marshall McLuhan used the concept of environmentalism to explain why people lose the enthusiasm and
Loving God with all our... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
Loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind keeps our focus in the proper perspective.
Buck Brannaman of Sheridan, Wyoming... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
Buck Brannaman of Sheridan, Wyoming, an advocate of horse-
Pastor Dick had served the... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1999
Pastor Dick had served the Church of the Good Shepherd since it started as a mission church 25 years
Several years ago, a plane... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1996
Several years ago, a plane crashed on the runway at Philadelphia and caught fire.
Christ is purposely setting standards... -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1996
Christ is purposely setting standards higher than we can attain, for the higher our standards the hi

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“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

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Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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