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In a speech to the... -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
In a speech to the Religious Communication Association, Quentin Schultze quoted Søren
Nearly twenty years ago, Marisa... -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
Nearly twenty years ago, Marisa was diagnosed with a debilitating illness. Her days were
Elijah was what I'd call... -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
Elijah was what I'd call a "running contradiction." He'd just stood up to the king and
The Tuesday night prayer meeting... -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
The Tuesday night prayer meeting was in full swing. They had begun by singing several
Two parents disagreed about how... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
Two parents disagreed about how Linda should teach eighth grade Sunday school. One
I remember my uncle telling... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
I remember my uncle telling about going to an infant baptism in the Greek Orthodox
Carson McCullers, the writer, once... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
Carson McCullers, the writer, once observed, "It is a strange thing about the human race
There is an old legend... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
There is an old legend, of mysterious origin. It says that when God decided to create the
The entertainer, Groucho Marx, once... -- Galatians 3:23-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
The entertainer, Groucho Marx, once sent a telegram to the exclusive Friar's Club in
It's a strange story, this... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
It's a strange story, this healing of the demon-possessed man in the country of the
Helen was a young mother... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
Helen was a young mother who was returning to work for the first time since her first
On the surface, Carlos seemed... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
On the surface, Carlos seemed like a nice young man. His job involved long hours at a
As Emily shook hands with... -- Acts 13:13-26 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
As Emily shook hands with me following our worship service she said, "Pastor, that was a really good
Part of the power of... -- Acts 13:13-26 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
Part of the power of Paul's message is found in its capacity to catch its hearers unawares.
www.genealogy-genealogy.com is one of... -- Acts 13:13-26 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
www.genealogy-genealogy.com is one of the sites on
One of the struggles a... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
One of the struggles a small rural community faces is keeping their young people.
People suffer from demons in... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
People suffer from demons in many different ways.
Ever since its completion in... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
Ever since its completion in October 1886, the Statue of Liberty has served throughout the world as
Pete went to jail when... -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
Pete went to jail when he was nineteen.
The arrival of a baby... -- Luke 1:57-67 (68-80) -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
The arrival of a baby is a joyous occasion in any household.
From the time James IV... -- Luke 1:57-67 (68-80) -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
From the time James IV and Dorothy announced their engagement, they were told that their oldest boy
Stephen Ambrose in his book... -- Luke 1:57-67 (68-80) -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
Stephen Ambrose in his book, D-Day, records in infinite detail the preparations and plans con
Why was John in the... -- Luke 1:57-67 (68-80) -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
Why was John in the wilderness until "the day of his manifestation to Israel"?
As a young boy, I... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
As a young boy, I had the privilege of having a hockey coach who came from the "old school," in othe
In Christ there are no... -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2001
In Christ there are no longer slave or free, for we are all one in Christ.

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The Immediate Word

Ron Love
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Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
  • Second Thoughts: Masked Prophets by Bethany Peerbolte — Being a prophet is not about knowing exactly what will happen in the future. Being a prophet is about seeing the present world clearly and knowing God enough to sense a disconnect.

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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
Ron Love
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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