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Earn your stickers -- John 17:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Protection -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Knowing God forever -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
It is difficult for children to know someone they have never seen.
God's business card -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: To know Jesus is to know God. He is God
Protects and beautifies -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Spend time beautifying something in your
Be on Jesus' team -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Materials:Digital camera Printer (to print a picture for each child)

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 17:1-11 -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 17:1-11 -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A

Commentary

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Still in the World -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14 -- David Coffin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
It is early morning as a pastor opens up one of the small churches served in a multi congregational
After The Big Event -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- David Coffin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
It is about one year after the big 150th anniversary at First Church.
The lion roars -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Encratis lived in Portugal, but her father had given her in marriage to a nobleman in Roussillon, Fr
Glory in the cross -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Constantine Caesar was advancing his legions through the northern Italian mountains toward Rome.
Invisible link -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Now and again, one of my students will come into class and I'll greet her or him, but get
Glory in the cross -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
Constantine Caesar was advancing his legions through the northern Italian mountains toward Rome.
Goal-oriented prayer and preaching -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
People have been known to listen to profound preaching of the biblical message and come out of churc
You are not alone -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Janus, one of the gods, looked both ways (hence: January).

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 17:1-11 -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 17:1-11 -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Poor Polly Pea -- John 17:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Jesus' Thoughts and Prayers -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Elena Delhagen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
For May 21, 2023:
Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 24, 2020:
Living As One -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
This week’s lectionary passage from Acts describes the reaction of the disciples to Jesus’ ascension
Let Us Commence -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The past few weeks we’ve been in the heart of graduation season -- and as one of the chief rites
Illustrations For May 1 -4, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In our space age mentality, when talking about the ascension, it is important to pay attention to th
Way Beyond The Blue -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Carlos Wilton, Barbara Jurgensen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Our worldview has changed dramatically throughout history.

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Protects and beautifies -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
Good morning! My father once had an old pickup truck that was a
Stickers Anyone? -- John 17:1-11 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
What do you think of  ______________(child with stickers all over them)?
The Key of Life -- John 17:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The Point: Jesus has the authority to give eternal life.
Burdens eased -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. (v. 7)
Earn your stickers -- John 17:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. (v. 4)
Holding us up -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has
Protection -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am
Casting our concerns -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Hi, kids! Who can tell me what it means to cast something?
Knowing God forever -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Here's a question for you: Who were you before you were born?
Facing the lion -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Let's think about some things that might scare
God's business card -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Show the
Blanket theology -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Many people are anxious. Would somebody here
Not surprised! -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
Be on Jesus' team -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have a favorite team?

Children's Story

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The Hermit In The Woods -- John 17:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Old Jack lived in a caravan in the woods.

Devotional

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Easter 7 -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own au
Easter 7 -- Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebel
Easter 7 -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Discipline yourselves, keep alert.
Easter 7 -- John 17:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom

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Everyman And Woman -- John 17:1-11 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Easter 7 (2023) -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
Acts 1:6-14
Sermon Illustrations For Easter 7 (2020) -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, M Adryael Tong -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
Acts 1:6-14
Sermon Illustrations For Easter 7 (2017) -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Acts 1:6-14
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 7 (2014) -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 1:6-14
This story of the... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
This story of the ascension seems to be a text that teaches us of our distance from God, as Christ d
Dwight Moody was... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Ron Love -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Dwight Moody was working as a boot salesman in his uncle's store, Holton Shoe Store, in Boston in 18
Sir Winston Churchill... -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Sir Winston Churchill, the great British politician, is one of the most quoted men in history.
This is not a passage... -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 15:6-11 -- Bob Ove -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
This is not a passage we want to happen to us.
We often think of Martin... -- John 17:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
We often think of Martin Luther sequestered in the Wartburg Castle in 1521, as the sole translator o
There is much... -- John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
There is much literature about the fraying of America into different social classes that never inter
NULL -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Jordan's extended family is huge: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-cousins, the spouses of
NULL -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Jordan's extended family is huge: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-cousins, the spouses of
NULL -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Novelist Sue Miller also has written a biography titled The Story of My Father: A Memoir.
NULL -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Craig Kelly -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Image is everything these days. Consider Hollywood.
NULL -- John 17:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Quilt making is a giant undertaking.
NULL -- John 17:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Dr.
Ben Campbell Johnson used to... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Ben Campbell Johnson used to be a professor of evangelism at Columbia Theological
The disciples didn't get it... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
The disciples didn't get it.
Gail and Patty have been... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Gail and Patty have been friends for many years, dating back to their days in high school.
Jack tells the story of... -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Jack tells the story of his limp in this way: I suppose if we knew the outcome of our
Many Christians in Germany suffered... -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Many Christians in Germany suffered for resisting the idolatry of Nazism. Theologian

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Jesus' Thoughts and Prayers -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Elena Delhagen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
For May 21, 2023:
Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 24, 2020:
Let Us Commence -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The past few weeks we’ve been in the heart of graduation season -- and as one of the chief rites

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Being One -- John 17:1-11 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
David frowned as he reread the passage of scripture. He read it slowly and carefully.

Intercession

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Understanding God... -- John 17:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

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Jesus' Thoughts and Prayers -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Elena Delhagen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
For May 21, 2023:
Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 24, 2020:
Living As One -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
This week’s lectionary passage from Acts describes the reaction of the disciples to Jesus’ ascension
Let Us Commence -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The past few weeks we’ve been in the heart of graduation season -- and as one of the chief rites
Illustrations For May 1 -4, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In our space age mentality, when talking about the ascension, it is important to pay attention to th
Way Beyond The Blue -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Carlos Wilton, Barbara Jurgensen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Our worldview has changed dramatically throughout history.

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Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Carlos Wilton -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Theme For The DayJesus is willing to help us bear the burden of worry.
Easter 7 -- Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2006
At first reading, this psalm presents a scattering of themes.
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Our reading for this Sunday includes verses 6 to 11, which were part of our stated text for last Sun
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIPSpeaker 1: Seek God's kingdom.
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme Jesus out of the grave and alive and with us.
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Prayer is the golden thread -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 1:6-14 (C); Acts 1:(1-7), 8-14 (E, L); Acts 1:12-14 (RC)
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

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Jesus' Thoughts and Prayers -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Elena Delhagen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
For May 21, 2023:
Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 24, 2020:
Living As One -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
This week’s lectionary passage from Acts describes the reaction of the disciples to Jesus’ ascension
Let Us Commence -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The past few weeks we’ve been in the heart of graduation season -- and as one of the chief rites
Illustrations For May 1 -4, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In our space age mentality, when talking about the ascension, it is important to pay attention to th
Way Beyond The Blue -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Carlos Wilton, Barbara Jurgensen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Our worldview has changed dramatically throughout history.

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Jesus' Prayer: The Pause in the Battle -- John 17:1-11 -- David O. Bales -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
In 1936, near the beginning of the Spanish Civil War one horrible center of fighting was the Alcázar
Lesson from a Chipmunk -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Tony S. Everett -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
In today's first lesson the apostles are gathered with their families in an upstairs room somewhere
One In Faith And One In Service -- John 17:1-11 -- Lee Griess -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
A few choice words -- that's what Jesus gives us this morning -- a few choice words about our lives
Are We There Yet? -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
On long family car trips, one of the favorite questions asked by children from the backseat is, "Are
Surprises -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- David O. Bales -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
You hope for good surprises, but many of life's surprises are the bad kind.
A Holy--wood Ending -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particu
Reevaluating Our Mission For Christ -- John 17:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Once there was a village with a chief who had three sons, each of which possessed a special talent.
Commencement Address -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Bill Mosley -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Sam "Golden Rule" Jones had "quittin' meetings" for those converted at his revivals.
Restoring The Future -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Robert J. Elder -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Do you know what Ascension Day is?
The Community Of Life -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Unity and disunity -- these words are more than mere opposites.
What Jesus Prayed For -- John 17:1-11 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
What do you pray for? Maybe the question should be: "Do you pray?!"
A Time to Answer: Where Do You Live? -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Where do you live? It's a question we ask sometimes. Where's your home? Where are you from?
The Majesty Of God's Love -- John 17:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Jesus was drawing near to the end of his farewell discourse to his disciples, a sermon he gave to th
A Significant Pause -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
I. They Returned To Jerusalem!
Praying For The Church -- John 17:1-11 -- Albert G. Butzer, III -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
"Dear friends," is the way she began her letter ...Dear friends,

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Prayer Beyond Stress -- John 17:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Some years ago we had a family holiday in Wales.
Cast All Your Anxiety Upon Him -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
I've worked with a number of priests in my time, and often wondered how some of them are able to
Anything Can Happen -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
It's always interesting to ask children whether they have any idea of what they will do with their l

Stories

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Being One -- John 17:1-11 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
David frowned as he reread the passage of scripture. He read it slowly and carefully.
The Times or Periods -- Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- David O. Bales -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
Contents “The Times or Periods” by David O. Bales
Intimacy -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Contents "Intimacy" by C. David McKirachan
Looking In Faith -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John Fitzgerald -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Contents"Looking in Faith" by Peter Andrew Smith
The God Of All Grace -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- John E. Sumwalt, Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Contents"The God of All Grace" by John Sumwalt
Wayne's Deployment -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- John S. Smylie, Argile Smith, Charles D. Reeb -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Wayne's Deployment" by Argile Smith

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Sounds Just Like Mom -- John 17:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
We reflected earlier on Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and its assertion that Jesus and Mary M
Lambasting God -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-1 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Maria Seifert
Blessing Or Bane? -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace, who has called you to his etern
The Sewage Pit -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Constance Berg -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
I was at a Michael Card concert many years ago, enjoying the message and the music of this fine musi
The Cookout -- John 17:1-11 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
When Steve and Jan moved into their new home in a new neighborhood, it seemed like a dream come true

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Jesus' Thoughts and Prayers -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Elena Delhagen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2023
For May 21, 2023:
Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 24, 2020:
Living As One -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
This week’s lectionary passage from Acts describes the reaction of the disciples to Jesus’ ascension
Let Us Commence -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The past few weeks we’ve been in the heart of graduation season -- and as one of the chief rites
Illustrations For May 1 -4, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In our space age mentality, when talking about the ascension, it is important to pay attention to th
Way Beyond The Blue -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Carlos Wilton, Barbara Jurgensen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Our worldview has changed dramatically throughout history.

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Easter 7 -- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
As we move between the festivals of Ascension and Pentecost we are reminded on this day of the on
Easter 7 -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: The hour has come to worship our God,
Waiting Together -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Acts: 1:7-8)
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
HymnsHail, O Festal Day (NCH262, UM324)
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: God's Messengers Come To Us In Our Time Of IndecisionCall To Worship
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: The Power Of God To OvercomeCall To Worship
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- John 17:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: Eternal Life Is To Know GodCall To Worship
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Jesus Prays for his Disciples -- John 17:1-11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
A Celebration Of ResurrectionInvitation to the Easter Celebration
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 1:6-14Theme: Angels?Call To Worship
Jesus Is Taken Up To Heaven -- Acts 1:6-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.5 readers - 1 woman, 4 men of various ages
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Prayer -- Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Call to WorshipPastor:
EASTER 7 -- Psalm 68:1-10, Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11 -- Norman A. Beck -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
The theme of "Power and Glory" permeates these six readings, as is appropriate on this Sunday After
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