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Me and my shadow -- John 12:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Something special -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Giving Jesus your best -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Mary loved Jesus so much that she honored him by giving him
"The right priority" -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: It is sometimes very difficult to get
Expensive perfume -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Children are often impressed with a

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 12:1-8 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 12:1-8 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C

Commentary

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Moving Forward in God's Love -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
We are moving rapidly toward the end of Jesus’ earthly life.
Transitions -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous.
Do the right thing -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
There is a series of television advertisements about a financial company that puts forward the thesi
New -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 126 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In 1954, Marcelle Maurtette penned his play Anastasia.
When the past gets in the way -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 126 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Sports fans know that certain players need to have short memories. The closer coming
What fragrance fills your house? -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
How can the world be a safe place?
Sharing in Christ's suffering -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
As we move to the end of this year's Lenten journey, the New Testament texts speak of Christ's suffe
The shadows lengthen -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The shadows begin to lengthen as we follow Jesus toward Jerusalem, today via the gospel of John.
New Beginnings -- Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Sometimes all our talk about Lent would lead one to think our major Lenten task is to look backward.
Righteousness -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Speak the word "righteousness" in almost any congregation and immediately the hearers will translate

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 12:1-8 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 12:1-8 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Mrs Round Bakes Some Cakes -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Call to worship:

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Extravagant Love -- John 12:1-8 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
“The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” (v. 3b)
Jesus, Ruler Of The Universe -- John 12:1-8 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: this miracle reveals that Jesus has authority over the material world
Love Begins at Home -- John 12:1-8 -- Anna Shirey -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Something special -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet,
The see-through wrap -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boy sand girls. I brought some ordinary plastic wrap this morning.
Giving Jesus your best -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
The week before Jesus was crucified he had a meal with some
The right priority -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Today, I brought with me a bottle of perfume.
Expensive perfume -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
This looks like a lot of money, doesn't it? It's really not as

The Immediate Word

No New Things! -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For April 7, 2019:
What A Waste -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel passage takes us into the home of Lazarus, where Jesus is being feted with an hon
The Day Of My Burial -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As the Lenten season continues and Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem, the lectionary readings ref
Going Home -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In the Old Testament text appointed by the lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Isaiah addresses
What New Thing Is God Doing Now? -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some folks are excited and energized by learning something new or witnessing a creative development
The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

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A Great Party -- John 12:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Honoring Jesus.

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A Great Party -- John 12:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Honoring Jesus.

Children's Story

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Luke's Grandpa -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
When Mary used a jar of very expensive ointment to anoint Jesus' feet, other people condemned he

Devotional

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Lent 5 -- John 12:1-8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with

Drama

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Foreshadowing -- John 12:1-8 -- Pamela Urfer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: JESUS, MARY, LAZARUS, JUDAS Length: 7 minutes

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2019) -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Isaiah 43:16-21
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2016) -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Isaiah 43:16-21
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2013) -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Isaiah 43:16-21
NULL -- John 12:1-8 -- Bob Ove -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Beware you church treasures!
NULL -- John 12:1-8 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Dewey had the thickest, blackest head of hair of anyone in the class.
Isaiah43:16-21 When modern... -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Isaiah43:16-21
Theologian Paul Tillich dubbed such... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Theologian Paul Tillich dubbed such extravagance as Mary shows "Holy Waste."
One day a young man... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
One day a young man went to a photography studio carrying a framed picture of his
Jesus was criticized for allowing... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Jesus was criticized for allowing Mary to show such extravagant love.
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor, told the story about a psychiatric clinic in
John Thompson was extravagant in... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
John Thompson was extravagant in his generosity.
Charlie Sullivan was not a... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Charlie Sullivan was not a wealthy man.
When the church's worship committee... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
When the church's worship committee decided to add blue altar paraments for the Advent season, Joann
Once upon a time there... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Once upon a time there was a man who really liked to golf.
The Sultan of Brunei is... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The Sultan of Brunei is the world's richest man.
The small, yet growing, congregation... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The small, yet growing, congregation decided to build a Christian Education wing to get space for th
A young man appreciated the... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
A young man appreciated the love of his grandmother as long as he could remember.
The couple enjoyed dinner parties... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The couple enjoyed dinner parties and they hosted them often.
Jesus arrived in Bethany at... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Jesus arrived in Bethany at the home of Lazarus at the end of the week (John records: "Six days befo
Christ Church was a small... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Christ Church was a small country church -- only 75 members. It was part of a farming community.
A newspaper story about animal... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A newspaper story about animal rights volunteers at the County Humane Shelter brought an angry lette

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No New Things! -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For April 7, 2019:
What A Waste -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel passage takes us into the home of Lazarus, where Jesus is being feted with an hon
The Day Of My Burial -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As the Lenten season continues and Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem, the lectionary readings ref
Going Home -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In the Old Testament text appointed by the lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Isaiah addresses

Intercession

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God Of Creation... -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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TIME AT HIS FEET -- John 12:1-8 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 12:1-8
The rejected stone has become the head of the corner -- John 12:1-8 -- Dennis Koch -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:The rejected stone has become the head of the corner
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

No New Things! -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For April 7, 2019:
What A Waste -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel passage takes us into the home of Lazarus, where Jesus is being feted with an hon
The Day Of My Burial -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As the Lenten season continues and Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem, the lectionary readings ref
Going Home -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In the Old Testament text appointed by the lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Isaiah addresses
What New Thing Is God Doing Now? -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some folks are excited and energized by learning something new or witnessing a creative development
The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

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Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day Worship is a blessed waste of time.
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 43:16-21 (C, RC, E)
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Lent 5 -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Lent 5 -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 8:1-11, John 12:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
The LessonsIsaiah 43:16-21

Sermon

The Immediate Word

No New Things! -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For April 7, 2019:
What A Waste -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel passage takes us into the home of Lazarus, where Jesus is being feted with an hon
The Day Of My Burial -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As the Lenten season continues and Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem, the lectionary readings ref
Going Home -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In the Old Testament text appointed by the lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Isaiah addresses
What New Thing Is God Doing Now? -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some folks are excited and energized by learning something new or witnessing a creative development
The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

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No Pleasing Some People -- John 12:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Secretly I'm on Judas' side on this one. You probably don't want to admit it, but so are you.
Lent 5 -- John 12:1-8 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from
Holy Extravagance -- John 12:1-8 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
In our spiritual voyages, surprises -- sometimes outlandishly -- come to us.
Costly Extravagance -- John 12:1-8 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?" Well, it'
The Better Part -- John 12:1-8 -- John N. Brittain -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Some of the most impressive people I have ever met are missionaries.
Mary Gives Her Perfume -- Matthew 26:6-13, John 12:1-8 -- Donald H. Neidigk -- 1999
You're here to speak with the friends of Jesus, are you? Well then, by all means, let's talk!
Wasteful Love? -- John 12:1-8 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
This is a strange story. "Anointing" is a ritual that is out of touch with most of our experiences.

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The Cost Of Caring -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There have been a number of terrible tragedies at US Schools over recent years, which have left th

Stories

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All For Christ -- John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, Psalm 126 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Contents "All for Christ" by Peter Andrew Smith
Growing Up -- John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, Psalm 126 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Contents"Growing Up" by C. David McKirachan
The Crazy Woman With The Perfume -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Sandra Herrmann, Keith Hewitt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Based on Revised Common Lectionary texts: Isaiah 43:16-21
The Pastor's Cat -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 126 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
A Story to Live By The Pastor's Cat
Doing A New Thing -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 119:9-16 -- Frank R. Fisher, Ron Lavin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Doing a New Thing" by Frank Fisher

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Fragrant Plant Water -- John 12:1-8 -- Constance Berg -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
When Peter was four years old, his mother received a very special present: a costly bottle of perfum

Worship

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No New Things! -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For April 7, 2019:
What A Waste -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel passage takes us into the home of Lazarus, where Jesus is being feted with an hon
The Day Of My Burial -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As the Lenten season continues and Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem, the lectionary readings ref
Going Home -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
In the Old Testament text appointed by the lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Isaiah addresses
What New Thing Is God Doing Now? -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some folks are excited and energized by learning something new or witnessing a creative development
The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

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Lent 5 -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 126 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- John 12:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 12:1-8Theme: No Pleasing Some People
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: Do Not Cling To The PastCall To Worship
Lent 5 -- John 12:1-8 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: PurpleGospel: John 12:1-8
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Thomas Willadsen
Bethany Peerbolte
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 8, 2019:
  • Repentance That Matters by Tom Willadsen — John reminds the people that it is not who they are but what they do, the fruits of their repentance that matters. “You’ve got to walk the walk,” John insists.
  • Second Thoughts: Letting the Sucker Do Its Work by Bethany Peerbolte — The line of Jesse is not dead. It has just enough energy to send up one more change for survival.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Isaiah 11:1-10
Of the Advent readings, this is one of my favorites. The prophet proclaims that one from the root of Jesse will come and the Spirit of the Lord will be upon him. Righteousness will come into the world. People, nations, even animals that war with one another will be at peace. All will be blessed, from the smallest child to the oldest adult. Mercy and justice will reign. That is the hope, the promise.
David Kalas
Broadly speaking, we human beings turn to two solutions to try to make things better. Whether it is an organization, a family, a church, or a nation, there is always room for improvement, always some yearning for things to be even better than they are. And we generally seek those improvements by trying to find either the right system or the right person.

Revolutions are usually about trying to find the right system. Elections are about trying to find the right person. And human beings seem to have an endless reservoir of optimism when it comes to new systems and new leaders.

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"Less Than A Peaceable Kingdom" by David O. Bales
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Less Than A Peaceable Kingdom
by David O. Bales
Isaiah 11:1-10

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Bethany Peerbolte
Matthew introduces John the Baptist, the person who God has sent to prepare the people for Jesus. John’s teaching is the first sign that the Messiah is coming, everyone should be listening closely. John’s fashion choices make it hard for some people, though. His dirty camel hair toga and general unkempt appearance is not what we expect a great teacher to look like. This is a warning to us all that God’s voice may not always come from the people from whom we expect.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roddy was plunged into gloom. It was that time of year again - the time of the annual nativity play. Roddy hated it. For a start, he had only once been chosen to actually feature in the play. That was the year he had to wear his dressing gown with a stupid tea towel on his head, and say one line: "Look! Let us follow that shining star!" Only he'd pointed to the star and forgotten the words. The audience had started to laugh, and the teacher said afterwards that "the whole feel of the play had been lost." Roddy was never invited to be in the play again.

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Don M. Aycock
A man who lives in Hollywood tells this to friends who come to visit: "When you are in Hollywood, don't miss Hollywood." He reminds his guests that his town is much more than a movie set. They won't see stars giving autographs or movie crews with cameras whirring.

In a similar way the scriptures seem to say to us, "At Christmas, don't miss Christmas." It is easy to miss, isn't it? We can get so busy that the season passes over us like a plane at night, heard but not really seen. And what, during this season, do we need not to miss?

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