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The explosions on Jupiter in... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
The explosions on Jupiter in July, 1994, caused by comet fragments striking the great planet, remind
Traditionally, it is believed that... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Traditionally, it is believed that John wrote the Book of Revelation while in exile on the island of
Gil and Bob were good... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Gil and Bob were good friends who were now enjoying their final year in high school together.
She walked unannounced into my... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
She walked unannounced into my office, a stranger to the church and to me.
In a Quaker sort of... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
In a Quaker sort of way, we could illustrate this passage with just three words: Mine is thine.
A man was hired to... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
A man was hired to sell used cars.
The bookshelf stereo system was... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
The bookshelf stereo system was firmly installed above the dormitory desk.
It was a bitterly cold... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
It was a bitterly cold morning just before Christmas.
Sometimes I wonder if anyone... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Sometimes I wonder if anyone still loves the human race.
A young man who was... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
A young man who was a very good football player was being considered by a number of colleges.
Isabella had been brought up... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Isabella had been brought up to stand on her own two feet; asking for help was about as foreign to h
The little boy, a cowboy... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
The little boy, a cowboy fan, came home from Sunday school excited because he had heard a cowboy sto
Some of the darkest days... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Some of the darkest days in our nation's history were the Civil War.
Several years ago, a man... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
Several years ago, a man died, revived, and related the following near-death experience: he hovered
The high school swim team... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The high school swim team of State College, Pennsylvania, is both hated and respected in Western Pen
Psychotherapist Scott Peck tells the... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Psychotherapist Scott Peck tells the story of a young woman who was one of his patients.
Sarah was an abused woman... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sarah was an abused woman, physically and psychologically.
Henrik Isben's drama, Rosmersholm, is... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Henrik Isben's drama, Rosmersholm, is a play the critics assume not everyone can appreciate.
The game-ending buzzer sounded... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The game-ending buzzer sounded once again just as Jason hit is heart-stopping jumper from the base l
Dear Doris,I want... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Dear Doris,
One of the most compelling... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
One of the most compelling religious paintings in the world is Rembrandt's depiction of Jesus' Pr
The former bishop had been... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The former bishop had been very severe in his demeanor and curt in dismissing most speakers at confe
In the short span of... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In the short span of just ten years, some 80 million people have read the more than 70 Chicken So
As they started to sing... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
As they started to sing the pulpit hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy," John said to his daughter Sally, "This

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Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex

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John Jamison

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (vv. 14-16)


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George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
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David Coffin
Easter is a season of new life and that which guides the church into new life. All three texts point in this direction. What congregation or church leader is not in need of new ideas and directions for life in the history or their ministry?
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 4:5-12
I ran across, what sounds to me, like an old legend. It’s a good story, though, and I think it is worth looking at.

Back in the days when the Old West was being settled, a lot of people made their way over the Oregon Trail. When they got to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, they found a stream that was too wide to cross by just stepping over it. To get across, they "two-stepped" across by using an ugly lump sticking up out of the water in the middle of the stream as a step.

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Trusting in God” by Peter Andrew Smith
“The Power of a Name” by David O. Bales
“Through A Dark Valley Toward the Table Of An Enemy” by David O. Bales


Trusting in God
by Peter Andrew Smith
1 John 3:16-24

Jane handed Mary a cup of coffee. “Is anyone else around?”

Mary shook her head. “No, Ken and Pastor Mark headed off to their meeting so it’s just the two of us at the church until they get back.”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
Lord, have mercy.


Reading:

John 10:11-18

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Donna E. Schaper
What does this shepherd possibly mean? He says he has the power to put his life down and to pick it up again! It is almost like he is saying we can stop breathing whenever we want -- and then begin breathing again. How dare we believe this promise?
Paul W. Kummer
Sometimes it just takes boldness!

"Tell me what my dreams means," bellowed the king. "And I want to know what the dream was, too! It was so terrifying that I can't remember it! Tell me now! If you don't, O wise men of Babylon, I will have all of you killed."

That's the report Daniel heard in his prison cell as henchmen came to fulfill the king's earnest decree. "Wait, there's a God in heaven who reveals mysteries," delays Daniel, and with boldness in God and with confidence that God gives dream meanings, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar about the future.
Paul E. Robinson
Not long ago I heard about one more study done with rats. This particular study seemed to indicate that the amount of stress experienced by baby rats in their first ten days set their bodies for the rest of their lives as to how the rats would react to stressful situations. As I recall, there are at least two factors at work. First of all, in a stressful situation a chemical is produced that triggers the stress response throughout the body.

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