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A struggling congregation, unable to... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
A struggling congregation, unable to find a new pastor who would accept their Letter of Call, slowly
Jesus would not have been... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
Jesus would not have been nominated for any "Seeker-
Kids just loved to watch... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Kids just loved to watch Fred Marshall come into a room.
How often we hear about... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
How often we hear about a highly regarded person who leaves his job, moves on to another position an
A lovely young woman named... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
A lovely young woman named Gail lived in a beautiful suburban neighborhood.
When our ancestors went to... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
When our ancestors went to war in 1776, they said that they were fighting for freedom.
The Fourth of July, the... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
The Fourth of July, the great American holiday, may mean only fireworks to our children and grandchi
The rows were straight as... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
The rows were straight as a sunbeam, and as bright with promise.
For the first time ever... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
For the first time ever, Ben was recruiting Sunday church school teachers.
When Jesus was not welcomed... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
When Jesus was not welcomed by the Samaritans, the disciples angrily wished the Samaritans to be pun
You remind me of another... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
"You remind me of another pastor I know."
My daughter came home from... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
My daughter came home from school one day and said to me, "What would you do if you had ten million
Community service the judge had... -- 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
"Community service" the judge had called it.
The challenge to great leadership... -- 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
The challenge to great leadership is choosing a successor to faithfully lead God's people.
Elisha kissed his ma and... -- 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Elisha kissed his ma and pa, and set off with great moxie.
A woman was discussing with... -- 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
A woman was discussing with her spiritual director what God might be calling her to do with her life
Many of the old Negro... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Many of the old Negro spirituals that we sing, "Michael Row The Boat Ashore," "Swing Low, Sweet Char
Cable television operators know that... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Cable television operators know that quite a few people illegally tap into their lines and receive t
Edward Rutherford developed a Michener... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Edward Rutherford developed a Michener-type novel, tracing the history of a portion of Wiltshire Cou
Francis Bernadone was expected to... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
Francis Bernadone was expected to lead the life of a wealthy Italian cloth merchant, first assisting
An adult class was discussing... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1995
An adult class was discussing the Sunday school material that was being used by the class.
Since this passage is selected... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Since this passage is selected as a Pentecost reading, the emphasis in exposition can rightly point
What is a house... -- 2 Samuel 7:1-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
br>What is a house? Is it a dwelling place?
Three blind mice. Unable to... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Three blind mice. Unable to see the turnpike rising up ahead on the horizon of tomorrow.

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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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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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