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Children's Activity

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Fly away home -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Be different from the world -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
What does it mean to be different from the world?
"The cost of discipleship" -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Teachers or Parents: The Gospel message that we are saved as
Follow Jesus -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Teachers or Parents: Make a simple map -- perhaps a treasure

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

No turning back! -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
I suppose if everyone decided to take literally this story where Jesus rebukes the man who wished to
Commitment -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
When Louis Pasteur was researching the deadly anthrax virus, he found that once a cow that had the d
Now departing -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
I'm sure you've heard it many times, just as I have.
Passing the mantle -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Just about any time I find myself sitting in a pew rather than standing at the pulpit during
Get it straight -- get it right -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
One of the echoes reverberating through a young child's mind (and an adult's memory) is that of Moth
Freedom -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
If we had walked the streets of, say, Richmond, Virginia (or Philadelphia, or any number of other co
A share of the Spirit -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
"Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Now there is a bit of sage advice tha
Either/Or -- 1 Kings 19:14-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One of the most overwhelming things about the faith we share is its uncompromising demand.
No turning back -- 1 Kings 19:15-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
What does it mean to us that we say our lives are in the service of God?

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Great Run -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Top Of The List -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
Have you ever been asked to do something that you didn't want to do?
Eyes Forward! -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Fly away home -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has
Slave or free -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
"For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportu
The fruit of the Spirit -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of
The fruit of the Spririt -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Look at all this wonderful fruit! What different kinds do you see in my bowl?
Be different from the world -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One day James and John were traveling with Jesus.
Freedom is great! -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show them the handcuffs
The cost of discipleship -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Good morning! During his time on earth, there were many
Laws -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
What do I have here? (Let them answer.) Of course! This is a
Follow Jesus -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
If I were going on a long trip, I would want to take a map

The Immediate Word

Fit For The Kingdom -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
At first glance, Jesus’ actions in this week’s lectionary gospel passage hardly seem like those we u
Tony Soprano's Kingdom Dilemma -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by the shocking news of actor James Gandol
Transitions -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
As we journey through life, it seems we find ourselves in a series of transitions.
Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.
The Journey From "i" To "thou" -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Introducing the Texts

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Cyril's Taste Of Freedom -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Cyril wormed his way through the soil to his brother Toby's side.

Devotional

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Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted
Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / Ordinary Time 13 -- Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / Ordinary Time 13 -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
For freedom Christ has set us free.
Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / Ordinary Time 13 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
... but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.

Drama

SermonStudio

Priorities -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 8 | OT 13 (2016) -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 8 | OT 13 (2013) -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
It could sound like Elisha... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
It could sound like Elisha was being tested.
Halo Nation is a video game... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Halo Nation is a video game franchise that has as a basis for its storyline a responsibility
The freedom that Paul... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The freedom that Paul describes in this text is a word we need badly in America today, as according
Don't run in the house... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Don't run in the house. Don't chew with your mouth open. Don't drive through a red light.
Ryan Fry has more than... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Ron Love -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Ryan Fry has more than 250 poisonous lizards and snakes in his yard in Australia.
Luke includes a number... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Luke includes a number of stories of Jesus' last week that no other gospels contain.
Farmers know that you do not... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Farmers know that you do not look back when you are plowing the field.
NULL -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
The musical Side Show is about Violet and Daisy, Siamese twins from a freak show.
NULL -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
I was in my sophomore year of high school in Kansas City when Lamar Hunt, owner of the Dallas franch
NULL -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
When a massive earthquake hit the impoverished nation of Haiti some time back, the response to the c
NULL -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Tensions were running high among members of the family.
NULL -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Ron Love -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
George Burns and Gracie Allen moved to a new residence in Hollywood.
NULL -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Charlotte and Nancy's friend Tess was a fashion disaster.
NULL -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
The eighteenth-century Polish rabbi... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
The eighteenth-century Polish rabbi, Baal Shem Tov, began what would be called the
Mr. Holland's Opus is a... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Mr. Holland's Opus is a touching movie about a music teacher who spent 35 years
The Old Testament lesson tells... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
The Old Testament lesson tells of one of the most sensational transfers of power from the
Isaac Newton, looking back over... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Isaac Newton, looking back over his achievements said, "If I have seen further than
William Willimon tells the story... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
William Willimon tells the story of a bishop from Angola (the former Portuguese colony

The Immediate Word

Fit For The Kingdom -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
At first glance, Jesus’ actions in this week’s lectionary gospel passage hardly seem like those we u
Tony Soprano's Kingdom Dilemma -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by the shocking news of actor James Gandol
Transitions -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
As we journey through life, it seems we find ourselves in a series of transitions.
Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Courageous And Long-Suffering God -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The demands of discipleship -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The demands of discipleship

Gospel Note:
PROPER 8 -- 1 Kings 19:15-21, Psalm 44:1-8, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Fit For The Kingdom -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
At first glance, Jesus’ actions in this week’s lectionary gospel passage hardly seem like those we u
Tony Soprano's Kingdom Dilemma -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by the shocking news of actor James Gandol
Transitions -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
As we journey through life, it seems we find ourselves in a series of transitions.
Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.
The Journey From "i" To "thou" -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
There is nothing quite as unsettling as being lost.
Proper 8 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
This is one of those texts that remains almost totally incomprehensible to the congregation when it
Proper 8 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 8 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (C)

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost -- 1 Kings 19:15-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 8 -- 1 Kings 19:15-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Fit For The Kingdom -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
At first glance, Jesus’ actions in this week’s lectionary gospel passage hardly seem like those we u
Tony Soprano's Kingdom Dilemma -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by the shocking news of actor James Gandol
Transitions -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
As we journey through life, it seems we find ourselves in a series of transitions.
Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.
The Journey From "i" To "thou" -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Seeing A Chariot Of Fire -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
I think that we are in a battle for the soul of the church.
Freedom Calling -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
Free! No obligation, no sales person will call! Free! Don't miss this opportunity! Free!
Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
They were 5,000 feet in the air in a two-seat Cessna when suddenly the pilot slumped over.
Reactions To Rejection -- Luke 9:51-62 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
Jesus knew what rejection felt like.
Church Potluck -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- John Jamison -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
It was the pastor's first Sunday at the church.
The Smell Of Bread -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
One of the most popular television shows ever was M*A*S*H, which ran for eleven seasons, from
Completing The Master's Work -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
Classical music provides some significant examples of great musical compositions that were never fin
Committed To The Committed One? -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
Try this experiment. Turn your radio on. Now dial it to your favorite station.
What Does A Christian Look Like? -- Galatians 5:1, 13-23 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
One of my favorite stories about Abraham Lincoln emerges from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
One Fired-Up Preacher! -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
Norval Christy was fifteen years old when he agreed with the Lord that everything he possessed was a
Life In The Spirit -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
According to one legend, at the signing of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, John
Life By Excuse -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1999
We all know what it means to live life by excuse.
The Set Face And The Turned Head -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Larry D. Powell -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1991
"I know you've been sworn in and I've read your complaint." So begins Judge Wapner as another case u

The Village Shepherd

To Obey Or Not To Obey. That Is The Question. -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
A seventeen-year-old motorist was killed recently.
Rejection - The Cost Of Discipleship? -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
The Church of England seems to hold an unlikely fascination for the media.
Freedom! -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
I recently read a harrowing trilogy of books by Dave Pelzer.

Stories

StoryShare

Great Faithfulness -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Great Faithfulness" by Peter Andrew Smith

Picking Up The Mantle -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Picking Up the Mantle" by C. David McKirachan
The Plow -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The Plow" by Keith Hewitt
Do Not Submit -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C

A Story to Live By

Do Not Submit
Confidence In Crisis -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Argile Smith, Constance Berg, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Confidence in Crisis" by Argile Smith

SermonStudio

Lust -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
Remember the furor that arose a few years ago when Jimmy Carter was interviewed by Playboy ma
Guiding Angels -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken f
Fruit Is Boring -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
"... Against such things there is no law." Well, perhaps there ought to be.
The Silver Wolf -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
It was June 16, 1998.
Be Slaves One To Another -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
Roberta's mother looked like she was going to have a heart attack as she listened.
He Set His Face -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1994
He had just finished feeding the 5,000 men plus women and children when he asked them the question (
Proper 8 -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- John Steward -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In the introduction to his book Fruits of the Spirit, Charles Hembree remembers an ancient fable.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Fit For The Kingdom -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
At first glance, Jesus’ actions in this week’s lectionary gospel passage hardly seem like those we u
Tony Soprano's Kingdom Dilemma -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2013
The entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by the shocking news of actor James Gandol
Transitions -- Luke 9:51-62, 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
As we journey through life, it seems we find ourselves in a series of transitions.
Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.
The Journey From "i" To "thou" -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
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Proper 8 / Ordinary Time 13 / Pentecost 6 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 8/Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

Theme: Take Up The Mantle
Proper 8/Ordinary Time 13 -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Proper 8/Ordinary Time 13 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 9:51-62

Theme: Single Minded, Single Purpose
Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2003
Proper 8/Ordinary Time 13
Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusive
A Double Share -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Proper 8, Pentecost 6, Ordinary Time 13 -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
Prophets of the Lord -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Proper 8 -- Psalm 44:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1991
We have heard with our ears O God,
our ancestors have told us,

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Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

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Arley K. Fadness
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

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Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

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