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Hurrying to catch a plane... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Hurrying to catch a plane, Don had a few minutes to spare so he stopped to buy a newspaper and a box
Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief who... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief who lived 1768-1813 once said, "When you arise in the morning, give thanks
My wife and I were... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
My wife and I were once invited to a party in the home of a successful businessman.
Ezra Goodman, in his book... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Ezra Goodman, in his book, The Fifty-Year Decline and Fall of Hollywood, speaks frankly about
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 Gratitude... -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Senator Tom Carper spoke to... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
Senator Tom Carper spoke to the Delaware Postmasters at their annual Christmas dinner.
A quote from Oliver Wendell... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
A quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: "If one should give me a dish of sand, and tell me there were pa
Now Thank We All Our... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
"Now Thank We All Our God" has long been a standard hymn for Thanksgiving.
Sometimes the best example of... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
Sometimes the best example of the powerful impact of faith can only be seen in the life of those who
Ask any volunteer and they'll... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
Ask any volunteer and they'll tell you that they are given more than they give.
Seen on a church sign... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
Seen on a church sign:
Thanksgiving is not a religious... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday. It is a national holiday.
A cartoon shows a man... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
A cartoon shows a man standing at the heavenly gates talking to Jesus.
Some businessmen from a tractor... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
Some businessmen from a tractor company were in Japan looking over building sites for a new plant th
It was Thanksgiving Sunday. I... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
It was Thanksgiving Sunday.
In 1996, Americans gave 130... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
In 1996, Americans gave 130 billion dollars to charitable causes, mostly to religious institutions,
I had the joy of... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
I had the joy of being present on Faith Pledge Sunday at a church where I was serving a short-term i
To think you have a... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
To think you have a disease so despicable, so revolting that you could only live with others who had
David Letterman has a regular... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
David Letterman has a regular routine as part of Late Night with David Letterman: The Top Ten
Bea had given most of... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
Bea had given most of her professional life to a small rural school.
Gratitude is the heart of... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
Gratitude is the heart of this story of the healing of ten lepers.

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Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
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For November 29, 2020:
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  • Second Thoughts: Pay Attention! by Dean Feldmeyer — The coming of Jesus into our lives is not a one-time thing. It’s not an event — it’s a happening. So, pay attention and watch for it.

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For all the years that I have been a parent, I have taken pleasure in buying Advent calendars for our family. Most years, I have bought the simple, two-dimensional types, featuring some seasonal picture and twenty-five paper “windows” that can be opened, revealing perhaps other pictures, scripture verses, or song lyrics. I find Advent calendars so irresistible, in fact, that some years I have bought several!
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Three generations of family are gathering for their traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. They serve a potluck style dinner with the foods on the kitchen counters, with people filling their plates and sitting at respective places around the house. Some eat at the kitchen table, while others eat in the dining room. Still another group chooses to take their plate to the living room and sit in front of the large flat screen television to watch a sports event. Everybody fills their plate with delicious food. They all get their food, and simply dig in without any word of prayer.
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Deuteronomy 8:7-18

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“Responding To Signs Of The End” by David O. Bales
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Frank Ramirez
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John Jamison
Objects: You will need three objects:

1) A box with the word “WAIT!” written on the side of it in big letters. The box should be big enough to hold a collection of “gifts” you will give the children when you do finally open it. Fun gifts might be things like noisemakers or other party-favors so you can all celebrate the fact that the box has been “finally” opened. You will not actually need to have the gifts inside the box until the last message of the series when you finally open the box.
John Jamison
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him — and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
(vv. 15-17)

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David G. Rogne
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?
Michael D. Wuchter
Advent is the time of waiting, of wishing, and of wanting an intervention. Advent is a whisper, or a cry, or a prayer of "Come, Lord Jesus!"

As our member and artist, Teri, stated visually and verbally on our bulletin cover this morning, "Oh, that you would burst forth from the skies and come down ..." (Isaiah 64:1 TLB) or as the New Revised Standard Version translated the Hebrew of Isaiah 64, "O that you would tear open the heavens and come...." Come to us. "Please come, Lord Jesus!"

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Jane was in her sixties, looking forward to the time when her husband finally retired and they could begin to do more things together. They lived in a remote Norfolk village without even a shop, with almost no bus service and with no other means of public transport, but thankfully, they had their own car. Jane had never learned to drive, but with Raymond around all the time, life should be sweet.

A year or so before Raymond's retirement, Jane began to notice the sensation of having a

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