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Oscar Romero, martyr of El... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1995
Oscar Romero, martyr of El Salvador, preached on a Sunday shortly before his death.
What's worth dying for? Literally... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
What's worth dying for? Literally?
The reading from Maccabees is... -- 2 Macabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The reading from Maccabees is like seeing a grade-B horror movie.
How would you live if... -- Job 19:23-27 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
How would you live if you knew exactly when you were going to die?
Who can ever forget the... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Who can ever forget the momentous scene in the movie, The Ten Commandments, where Moses is st
Music critics have heralded I... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Music critics have heralded Requiem as the most outstanding of Brahms' works in bringing toge
Eighty-year-old John Quincy... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Eighty-year-old John Quincy Adams was slowly making his way down one of the streets in his hometown
Ever since her husband had... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Ever since her husband had been killed in the Persian Gulf war, Carrie and her two small sons had mo
May the Lord Direct Your... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:15-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"May the Lord Direct Your Thoughts" might be a sermon title. How?
November is the season to... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
November is the season to settle before the fireplace and look back, to remember and to be grateful.
Pray for us. A minister... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"Pray for us." A minister was invited to become the pastor of a new church.
The Old Testament law of... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The Old Testament law of levirate marriage (see Deuteronomy 25:5-10) provided a kind of social secur
At 38, Steve had not... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
At 38, Steve had not been in a hospital since his birth.
I have always been grateful... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
I have always been grateful for this short encounter between Jesus and scoffers.
The different philosophies of two... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The different philosophies of two high school coaches influenced their basketball teams.
When I am overwhelmed by... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
When I am overwhelmed by the business and busy-ness of the church, it sometimes seems that the sole
The editorial staff of the... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The editorial staff of the Sunday supplement created a "Faith in Life" promotion.
Bill Cosby does a marvelous... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Bill Cosby does a marvelous skit on fathers and Father's Day gifts.
Features of Fellowship might be... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"Features of Fellowship" might be a good sermon title, especially as we think of "show kindness and
What would a wrestling match... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
What would a wrestling match with the Lord be like in real life?
After an acquaintance I will... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
After an acquaintance I will call Maureen Jackson passed through a trying time in which she wrestled
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz reflects on... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz reflects on this passage: "...
I know of one head... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
I know of one head baseball coach who anticipates a confrontation with his better players.

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Not Too Quickly Shaken Or Alarmed -- Luke 20:27-38, Haggai 1:15b--2:9, Psalm 145 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
This week’s lectionary epistle passage from Second Thessalonians counsels us to “let no one dece
Insert The Other Candidate's Name Here -- Luke 20:27-38, Haggai 1:15b--2:9, Psalm 145 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage Paul warns the Thessalonian congregation against being swa

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Frank Ramirez
Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

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Bill Thomas
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Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
M Adryael Tong
Acts 2:1-21
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
“Dream, Pray, Plan” by Frank Ramirez


You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up. What you will need: A transparent jar or bowl A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container) Sand Water In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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