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Rosetti did a lovely pen... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Rosetti did a lovely pen and ink of "Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon." There is a poem to accomp
As often as we seek... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
As often as we seek forgiveness, it is God's wish and pleasure to grant it.
A Swedish lady told... -- 2 Samuel 5:1-12 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
A Swedish lady told me of an incident which occurred in the lovely little town of Mora, in nor
Forgiveness is a concept that... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Forgiveness is a concept that human beings have always had trouble comprehending.
Jerusalem, the city or... -- 2 Samuel 5:1-12 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Jerusalem, the "city" or "foundation of peace," has seen more war and conflict than almost any
Julia came to town as... -- Luke 7:36-8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Julia came to town as a young war bride fresh from England, 21-years-old and pregnant.
Though well able to... -- 2 Samuel 5:1-12 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Though well able to do so, David did not take up arms to unite the two kingdoms of Judah and I
The bumper sticker says... -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
The bumper sticker says: "Are we having fun yet?" Five minutes after the family jumps in the c
Never in history has... -- 2 Samuel 15:1-12 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Never in history has one human life produced more examples of both extreme nobility and perfid
The Greek philosopher Plato... -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
The Greek philosopher Plato once observed that if you wish to see yourself, you should closely
The great book of... -- Job 38:1-11, 16-18 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
The great book of Job is seldom used in any Lectionary, so it's a delight to find it here to c
If Christ came to... -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
If Christ came to reconcile the world to God, then there must be a state of separation, aliena
Somewhere along my faith... -- Job 38:1-11, 16-18 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Somewhere along my faith journey I heard someone say that "God punishes us by granting us our
In times of panic... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In times of panic and fear, we turn to the one who can calm the storm, and ask, "Do you not ca
In 1937, the rains... -- Job 38:1, 8-11 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In 1937, the rains began to fall in the Midwest, precipitating the greatest flood in the histo
Throughout Asia travelers find... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Throughout Asia travelers find that, in crossing from one mountain to another, one must go ove
We could say David got... -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
We could say David got caught with his hand in the cookie jar!
Those who were closest... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Those who were closest to Christ were yet limited in their knowledge of him.
Verse 10 of this reading... -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Verse 10 of this reading harks back to the word of promise which God gave about keeping the Ten Comm
In the morning weather... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In the morning weather reports along Scotland's ocean coasts, the words are frequently heard,
In the Anglican and Roman... -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In the Anglican and Roman Catholic service of "The Reconciliation of a Penitent," the final dismissa
Mr. Kollek, mayor of... -- 2 Samuel 5:1-12 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Mr.
In his letter to the... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In his letter to the Galatians, Paul argues against the notion that we are made good because
In the last century... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In the last century there was a man named George Matheson.
In his commentary on Galatians... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In his commentary on Galatians, Luther wrote concerning Paul's assertion that "a man is not justifie

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While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
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Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)

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Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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