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Taking care of you -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Jesus, the great physician -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Jesus was unlike anyone who has ever lived.
The sick need medicine -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Teachers or Parents: Jesus came to save sinners from the
He followed Jesus -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Teachers or Parents: Play "Simon Says" again. Then vary the
Receiving the call -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Parents and Teachers: How does one answer God's call? In this
Jesus makes us beautiful -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Gospel Grams 2

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Commentary

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Standing on the promises -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
If you want to know how to get me to sing, though of course I am not sure that
The tools of the blessing trade -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
I used to work with a guy named Jack.
Whoever laughs last -- Hosea 5:15-6:6, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
The Scriptures convey such powerful testimony about nothing less than life and death and eternity th
God calls -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1996
We wish we knew or could know more about the nature of faith.
For there's no other way -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 50:7-15 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
When I sit down to plan the worship services for this Sunday, I will start by penciling in John H.
For there's no other way -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 50:7-15 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
When I sit down to plan the worship services for this Sunday, I will start by penciling in John H.

Children's bulletin

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NULL -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A

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NULL -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The End Of Their Lives -- Matthew 9:9-13; 18-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Call to Worship:

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Listen to God -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew
Taking care of you -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a
Two important words -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Hello! Today's lesson is about Abraham and what a faithful man he was.
Jesus, the great physician -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Good morning! I'm glad to see you all again. (hold up the kit) Who knows what this is?
God's promissory note -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Good morning! Have any of you ever borrowed money from
The sick need medicine -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Let them
He trusted God -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Who can tell me what this compass does? (Let them answer.) A
He followed Jesus -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
How many of you know how to play "Simon Says"? (Let them
Have faith! -- Romans 4:18-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go
Loving "bad people" -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to tell you a story this
A sticker from God -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants throug
Jesus makes us beautiful -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Go and learn what this means, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." For I have come to call not the right

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Is There A Doctor In The House? -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Health is a very fashionable topic these days.
Vacation Or Vocation? -- Genesis 12:1-9, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
It's quite traditional for anyone past the age of thirty to worry about "the younger generation" and

Children's Story

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James Jacobs, Taxman -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
James Jacobs hated the story of Matthew the tax collector.

Devotional

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Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / OT 10 -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
... and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.-- Genesis 12:3
Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / OT 10 -- Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / OT 10 -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
...
Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / OT 10 -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
... Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

Drama

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Super Christian I -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
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Bruce Catton, Civil War historian... -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Bruce Catton, Civil War historian, told of Civil War veterans of his youth and a war
The term Old Testament both... -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
The term "Old Testament" both misleads and confuses. Some think the Old Testament is
When no one else was... -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
When no one else was tuned in to God, Abraham was tuned in. When no one else was
Anne Lamott, in Traveling Mercies... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Anne Lamott, in Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, says the two best
In verses 20-21 of Romans... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
In verses 20-21 of Romans 4, Paul reminds us that Abraham dared to believe the promise
Kathy attended church along with... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Kathy attended church along with her family while growing up. As a child, she says, her
In Through The Looking Glass... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
In Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, when Alice exclaims to the
Often we make important decisions... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Often we make important decisions quickly, instinctively. Not that such decisions don't
About fifty years ago, in... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
About fifty years ago, in response to the Lord's call, my wife and I put all of our
The designation of being unclean... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
The designation of being unclean (Matthew 9:18-26) was a devastating thing for the
Genesis 12:1-9 Bruce... -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Genesis 12:1-9
Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian, British industrialist... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian, British industrialist and philanthropist, once filled out a market research
Marian Reams' oldest son, Jack... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
Marian Reams' oldest son, Jack, had led a troubled life.
A father had two sons... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
A father had two sons. One was adopted and the other was his natural child.
For Peter, the resurrection of... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
For Peter, the resurrection of Jesus brought especially good news.
It was a wedding like... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
It was a wedding like none other I'd conducted.
As Pastor Kris Smith had... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
As Pastor Kris Smith had worked to reach out to the community in her first pastorate, she discovered
To bear up under loss... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
"To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor ov
In this passage from Romans... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
In this passage from Romans, we are told how Abraham did not lose faith in the promises of God.
Mandy was seven years old... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
Mandy was seven years old and she was full of questions.
Nancy Fowler says that on... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
Nancy Fowler says that on October 13, 1990, the Virgin Mary appeared at the Fowlers' small farm in C
My dad spent his career... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
My dad spent his career as a railroad employee. First, he was a brakeman on a train.
Jesus knew that touch was... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
Jesus knew that touch was important enough to make a person well.
The leader of the synagogue... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1999
The leader of the synagogue and the woman with a hemorrhage teach us the importance of making our ne

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Is There A Doctor In The House? -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Health is a very fashionable topic these days.

Intercession

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Unconventional And Surprising God... -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

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Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / Ordinary Time 10 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Proper 5/Pentecost 3/Ordinary Time 10 -- Psalm 33:1-12 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2006
Psalm 33 praises the God in whom the righteous trust.
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 12:1--9 (C)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
This text in Genesis 12 is one of the most important passages in the Bible for it lays the foundatio
Third Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIP
Proper 5, Pentecost 3, Ordinary Time 10 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 12:1-9 (C)
The call -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 12:1--9 (C)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 12:1-9 (C)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 22:1-18, Matthew 9:9-13 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

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Is There A Doctor In The House? -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Health is a very fashionable topic these days.
Vacation Or Vocation? -- Genesis 12:1-9, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
It's quite traditional for anyone past the age of thirty to worry about "the younger generation" and

Sermon

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Is There A Doctor In The House? -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Health is a very fashionable topic these days.
Vacation Or Vocation? -- Genesis 12:1-9, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
It's quite traditional for anyone past the age of thirty to worry about "the younger generation" and

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Sick People Like Us Will Always Need The (Divine) Doctor -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Jesus spent a lot of his time hanging around undesirable folks, not with "good" people like us.
In Spite Of Evidence To The Contrary -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
The scriptures talk about "faith" in many different ways.
God, What Are You Up To? -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
One of the better programs on television from 2003 to 2005 was a series on CBS called Joan of Arc
Uncle Abraham -- Romans 4:13-25 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
I have good news for you this morning. None of you are good enough to be here.
How To Motivate People -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
A few years ago a fellow took me on a tour of his sock manufacturing plant.
A Voice From Beyond -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
Down through the centuries, philosophers and theologians have come up with a number of classical "pr
Acting On The Absurd -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
In his stimulating book, The Dynamics Of Belief, the beloved former pastor of the First Bapti
I Don't Need No Doctor -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
There's an old rock and roll song titled, "I Don't Need No Doctor." The song, like so many of the er
Pulling Up Tent Stakes -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Twenty years ago a friend of mine was thinking about taking a class at Wartburg Seminary.
Playing It Cool? Not Jesus! -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
"Good grief, Jesus, do you know what you're saying and doing?
The Anatomy Of A Journey -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Leonard W. Mann -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
Terah, the father of Abraham, gathered up all his family and possessions and set out to go from Chal
Doing Our Homework -- Matthew 9:1-13 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1992
Whenever the "new" bumps up against the "old" there is bound to be friction.
The Agonizing Provider -- Genesis 22:1-18 -- Justin W. Tull -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1992
Today we look again at Abraham.
Saving Sinners -- Matthew 9:9; 13 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1975
Today there is a lot of talk about what the church should really be doing.

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The Unexpected Delights Of God -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
We have a number of woodland visitors to our lovely garden.
Pilgrimage -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Our churches have been on a number of pilgrimages.
Is God Standing At Your Window? -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm, and was given a slingshot to play with

Stories

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Called Not From But To The Tax Office -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr., Craig Kelly -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week
Knowing Where You Are Going -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "A Healing Story"

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God's Not Done With Me Yet! -- Romans 4:13-25 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Abraham. No individual in history is more widely recognized and revered.
High And Lifted Up -- Romans 4:13-25 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
Laurie Woodard
Fruit Punch, A Poppy Seed Muffin, And A Bar -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with
The Reluctant Follower -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
I wonder what Matthew felt like when Jesus said, "Follow me." Was it suprising? Was it scary?
"One Bodacious Party" -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
Doug enjoyed partying with his friends.

Worship

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Is There A Doctor In The House? -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
Health is a very fashionable topic these days.
Vacation Or Vocation? -- Genesis 12:1-9, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Psalm 33:1-12 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
It's quite traditional for anyone past the age of thirty to worry about "the younger generation" and

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Proper 5/Pentecost 3/Ordinary Time 10 -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 50:7-15 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Confession And Absolution
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: The sinners, the saints; the broken, the whole:
My Get Up And Go Just Got Up And Went -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 33:12)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33:1-12, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
HymnsMy Hope Is Built On Nothing Less (UM368, PH379, NCH403, CBH343)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Theme: Called To Be A BlessingCall To Worship
Proper 5 -- Romans 4:13-25 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Theme: God's Promises Fulfilled Through FaithCall To Worship
Proper 5 -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Theme: Through Faith We Are HealedCall To Worship
Proper 5 -- Psalm 33:1-12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance Jesus said: "Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away."
The Call of Matthew and Several Healings -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
The Community Gathers To Celebrate The Season Of The Holy Spirit
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 12:1-9Theme: Go, Come, Be A BlessingCall To Worship
Jesus Calls Matthew, Jesus Heals The Leaders Daughter, Jesus Heals The Hemorrhaging woman -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.6 readers - 2 women, young man, 3 older men
PROPER 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIPLet us trust in God's true love, rejoicing that we have been set free.
God will provide -- Genesis 22:1-18, Psalm 13, Matthew 9:9-13 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Behind this well-known story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son at G
Faith and commitment -- Genesis 22:1-18 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1986
Call to WorshipPastor:Life is a test of faith day after day.People:
PROPER 5 -- Psalm 13, Genesis 22:1-8, Matthew 9:9-13 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1986
All six of the texts selected for this occasion place emphasis on the importance of close personal r
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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (vv. 14-16)


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Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
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David Coffin
Easter is a season of new life and that which guides the church into new life. All three texts point in this direction. What congregation or church leader is not in need of new ideas and directions for life in the history or their ministry?
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 4:5-12
I ran across, what sounds to me, like an old legend. It’s a good story, though, and I think it is worth looking at.

Back in the days when the Old West was being settled, a lot of people made their way over the Oregon Trail. When they got to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, they found a stream that was too wide to cross by just stepping over it. To get across, they "two-stepped" across by using an ugly lump sticking up out of the water in the middle of the stream as a step.

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Trusting in God” by Peter Andrew Smith
“The Power of a Name” by David O. Bales
“Through A Dark Valley Toward the Table Of An Enemy” by David O. Bales


Trusting in God
by Peter Andrew Smith
1 John 3:16-24

Jane handed Mary a cup of coffee. “Is anyone else around?”

Mary shook her head. “No, Ken and Pastor Mark headed off to their meeting so it’s just the two of us at the church until they get back.”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
Lord, have mercy.


Reading:

John 10:11-18

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Donna E. Schaper
What does this shepherd possibly mean? He says he has the power to put his life down and to pick it up again! It is almost like he is saying we can stop breathing whenever we want -- and then begin breathing again. How dare we believe this promise?
Paul W. Kummer
Sometimes it just takes boldness!

"Tell me what my dreams means," bellowed the king. "And I want to know what the dream was, too! It was so terrifying that I can't remember it! Tell me now! If you don't, O wise men of Babylon, I will have all of you killed."

That's the report Daniel heard in his prison cell as henchmen came to fulfill the king's earnest decree. "Wait, there's a God in heaven who reveals mysteries," delays Daniel, and with boldness in God and with confidence that God gives dream meanings, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar about the future.
Paul E. Robinson
Not long ago I heard about one more study done with rats. This particular study seemed to indicate that the amount of stress experienced by baby rats in their first ten days set their bodies for the rest of their lives as to how the rats would react to stressful situations. As I recall, there are at least two factors at work. First of all, in a stressful situation a chemical is produced that triggers the stress response throughout the body.

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