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Relativity -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEMEAT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Don't be stingy with love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
There's an old story about a woman who calls the turkey hotline at holiday time.
'Faith, not works' -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The real message of this Gospel text is
Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The lesson stands on its own.

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Commentary

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Saved by faith -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Our readings this week draw us into the tricky territory of works righteousness and the eternal temp
Trust for the journey -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David Coffin -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
So who do we trust while taking our journey of faith during the season of Pentecost?
By their fruits -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Margaret Mead, the world-renowned anthropologist, was speaking at a university and one student asked
Preaching to the choir -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- David Kalas -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
We preachers are sometimes confused about our audience.
From much love comes much love -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
About this time of year, the seeds that were planted in the spring are sprouting up through the grou
Judgment and forgiveness -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
The concept of "judgment" is almost universally viewed as negative today, though the term itself is
Contrasting scenes -- Jezebel to Joanna -- 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1995
One of the great stories of the Old Testament greets us in the first reading for this Sunday.
The land is the Lord's -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
A man was typing away at a computer with a stack of video cassettes by his side, when a friend walke
Spirituality -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
How We Know He Is With Us -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2, Mark 4:35-41, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Providence -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
God's love is never described as an emotion in the Scriptures.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Quiz -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Call to Worship: Jesus said, "The one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." In
The Quiz -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Invitation to Confession:

Children's sermon

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How To Appreciate Jesus -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
How many of you like cars?
Big Forgiveness, Big Gratitude -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Under the mask -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
"And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.
Relativity -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
"Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great
What's inside -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
... and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. (v. 20a)
Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt."
The rules aren't enough -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
How many of you have rules that you have to follow?
Saved by faith -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Good morning! How many of you lived a perfect life last week
Being good -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Good morning! I have a box of cereal with me. I love cereal
Faith, not works -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Good morning! In the Gospel reading today, we heard about a
Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
How many of you have heard parents or other people talk about bills? Bills are debts.

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

Children's Story

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The Great Chess Game -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Stephen started playing chess when he was quite small.

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Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
And Ahab said to Naboth, "Give me your vineyard, so that I may have it for a vegetable garden, be
Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- Psalm 5:1-8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.
Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
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Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears

Drama

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Unforgiveness -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1997
ThemeForgiveness is necessary for relationships.Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11 | Pentecost 4 (2016) -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- R. Robert Cueni, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11 (2013) -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
Here is one of the many... -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Here is one of the many crime scenes in the Bible.
It sounds like modern... -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Bob Ove -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
It sounds like modern politics!
Matt Damon is a devoted... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Matt Damon is a devoted husband and father. He dislikes being away from home and from his family.
Ask anyone what the meaning... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Ask anyone what the meaning of life is, and it's a pretty safe bet that their answer will start with
John Wesley nicely explained... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
John Wesley nicely explained why we do not need the law because Christ lives in us: ...[Christ has b
Jesus ate with anyone... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Jesus ate with anyone, Democrat or Republican, sinners or righteous (self-righteous?), rich or poor.
It is often overlooked... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
It is often overlooked and not talked much about how Jesus and the disciples were able to go about t
NULL -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
An old folk song tells the story of a bloody battle between valley people and mountain folk.
NULL -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Visiting Israel was one of the highlights of my pastoral ministry.
NULL -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Verna along with her mother was shopping at local specialty shops in a revitalized downtown area of
NULL -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
One of my all-time favorite movie scenes is in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
NULL -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
In the year 1510, Martin Luther made a pilgrimage to Rome.
NULL -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Persepolis is an autobiographical graphic novel about Marjane Satrapi, a woman who grew up in Iran a
NULL -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Illustrations1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
A character in Dostoyevsky's novel... -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
A character in Dostoyevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, stated,
Jezebel -- she lied, she cheated... -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Jezebel -- she lied, she cheated, she worshiped other gods, she threatened, she stole, and
Today's text deals with the... -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Today's text deals with the story of Naboth and his beloved vineyard and how King Ahab
It had been so many... -- 1 Kings 1:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
It had been so many years since the incident, Silvia had lost count; it was something
The theologian, Ernst Kasemann, tells... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
The theologian, Ernst Kasemann, tells this story at the beginning of his book, Jesus
Mr. Finkelmann, principal of the... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Mr. Finkelmann, principal of the high school, decided to try something different. The

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises

Intercession

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Loving And Forgiving God -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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Love as the result of forgiveness -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Love as the result of forgivenessGospel Note:
PROPER 6 -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Psalm 42, Galatians 2:15-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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Proper 6/Pentecost 4/Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 6/Pentecost 4/Ordinary Time 11 -- Psalm 5:1-8 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
There are several things in the course of a lifetime that have the power to cause us to question our
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Israel in the Old Testament and the Christian Church are both understood in the scriptures to be the
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Two Men In Debt -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
1. Text
Responding To God's Love -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's home and took his
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Forgiving Debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1997
36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36-50 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Proper 6 -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13, Galatians 2:16, 19-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1985
The Lessons1 Kings 19:1-8

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Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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On Loan From God -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
Sometimes it is hard to understand what it is in human nature that allows people to become so crass
Living With Integrity -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
"Justification by faith" -- to a theologian these words express one of the most basic principles of
The Forgiven Love A Lot! -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
One day it became obvious that I needed to tell my two daughters, Soon Ah and Rebekah, this story --
The Extravagance Of Love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
If there was anything Jesus despised, it was stinginess, especially the holding back of oneself.
The Difference Between Knowing And Doing -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- John Jamison -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
It is difficult to be the church. What we have been asked to do here is not easy.
When Desire Goes Bad -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Nathan, a boy I read about recently, is seven years old.
Living The Life God Gives Us -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
There once was a businessman who, after a long hard day at the office, cried out loudly to God with
Incident At A Table -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Many of the great events of history have taken place at tables.
Curtain Call -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
It was 1974 in the racially-troubled southern city of Birmingham.
Bad News From A Good Man! -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
There are two facts we all need to remember before we can make any real sense out of life.
By Faith In Christ -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
There's a story about two newspaper editors who had been involved in a bitter feud of words and idea
Images Of Life -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1999
Images of life and death -- we are surrounded by them every day.
Tears And Ointment -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Larry D. Powell -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1991
Senator William Proximire (D-Wisconsin) regularly delights the general public by awarding his now-fa

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What Is Sin? -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
George and Doreen lived in a prefab. They'd lived there for sixty years.
Love And Forgiveness -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Some friends of mine had a nasty accident recently.
Are You A Pourer Or A Disapprover? -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
I bought two pictures last week from a local exhibition.
What Is Sin? -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
George and Doreen lived in a prefab. They'd lived there for sixty years.

Stories

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Just A Small Town Girl... -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Contents "Just a Small Town Girl..." by Keith Hewitt
Becoming A Family -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Contents"Becoming a Family" by Frank Ramirez
Somebody Else's Treasure -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Craig Kelly -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Contents"Somebody Else's Treasure" by Frank Ramirez
The Kiss -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
A Story to Live By The Kiss
The Mayor's Wife -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- David O. Bales, Frank R. Fisher, Constance Berg -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "The Mayor's Wife" by David O. Bales

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The Forgiveness Business -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
It's a wonderful story. At least, it is to me. Others might not like it so well.
Christ Can Do It -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in
Chateau Naboth -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Bob and Patty Brower had a dream.
An Offer Of Comfort -- Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lori Hetzel -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Not more than two months after my mother passed away, and I had my vision, I went to the grave of my
Twice Forgiven -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
Robby was changing the channel on the radio when he came to the intersection.
Forgiven Much! -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1994
The life of a prostitute is a hateful way of life.
Proper 6 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- John Steward -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
College students are notorious for their laundry problems while away at college.

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The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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Proper 6 / Ordinary Time 11 / Pentecost 4 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 6/Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21aTheme: Justice Or Just Us?
Proper 6/Ordinary Time 11 -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Galatians 2:15-21Theme: The Past Through The Present
Proper 6/Ordinary Time 11 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 7:36--8:3Theme: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
First Lesson: 1 Kings 21:1-21a Theme: Evil Deeds Lead To Destruction
Short-changing Life -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
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Proper 6, Pentecost 4, Ordinary Time 11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 7:36--8:3
Evil will not prevail against the Lord -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Proper 6 -- Psalm 42 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1991
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you,O God.
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Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 100
Thomas Chisholm was born in a log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. He received his education in a little country schoolhouse, and at age sixteen began teaching there. He became a Christian at the age of 27. With no college or seminary training, he was ordained to the Methodist ministry at the age of 36. He served as a Methodist minister for a year, but ill health made it impossible for him to continue. He then moved to Vineland, New Jersey, where he opened an insurance office.

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John E. Sumwalt
Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (v. 42)

I kept a daily journal for many years in which I jotted down some of the interesting things that occurred in my life as a pastor. I was aware that what I was doing was a great privilege, that to be able to be with people during some of the most significant moments of their lives is no small thing. But I am more humbled now as I look back at these holy moments.
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"Practice Makes Perfect" by Sandra Herrmann
"Dance to the Music" by C. David McKirachan
"Bread" by Keith Hewitt

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Practice Makes Perfect
Sandra Herrmann
Deuteronomy 26:1-11

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John Jamison
Object: Three signs, like those you might hold at a rally; a poster on a stick. One sign should have the word “MOUNTAIN” on it in big letters, another should have the word “DESERT” and the third should have the word “TEMPLE.” Select three children who can play the roles of sign wavers and shouters.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story? (Let them respond.) Awesome! Let’s go!
John Jamison
Object: Little paper sacks of food, such as small cookies. Have each piece of food individually wrapped so it can be handled. Sacks should have different amounts of food inside, with some very full, and some half-full. You could even have one or two sacks empty. It is best if the sacks are paper or made from something else that does not allow the children to see what is inside. For extra fun, fill the less empty sacks with paper or something to make them appear to be more full.

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus said that we must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. In our worship today, let us explore how we might make ourselves ready to meet Jesus.



Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes you seem so remote that I don't think you are real.

Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes I don't want to meet you.

Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes I'm too busy to spend time waiting for you.

Lord, have mercy.

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Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me ...
Let us walk with each other
In perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me ...
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Let there be peace on earth
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Advent always seems out of place with everything else that is going on around us. While people are rushing toward Christmas in a shopping frenzy our observance is markedly different. Sometimes we get so lost in the sentiment and traditions of Christmas that we have difficulty connecting with the themes of Advent. Advent is about waiting expectantly while longing for God to act. However, we must admit that we grow impatient and demand immediate satisfaction.
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In the letter to the people at Philippi, Paul wanted us to think on things that are beautiful, pure, and excellent. He wanted to teach us asset-based thinking. He wanted to teach us the art of appreciative inquiry. He wanted to limit criticism and the culture of complaint. Paul wanted us to be thankful.

Oddly, being thankful does not come naturally to us.

R. Kevin Mohr
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It's the same year after year. On this most somnolent of American weekends when it takes three days to recover from one day of gluttony, this lazy weekend when some people sleep in for four days in a row - it is this Sunday that the church decides to defy the culture and catapult us into a new year - smacking us first with judgment and then with demand. It is this weekend that the liturgical calendar tells us to "Wake Up!" Life as we know it will eventually end. Get up! The world as we experience it will surely change. Watch!
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(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date:

Reader A:

Reader B:

Introit
(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Litany
Reader A: Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

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