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Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Deep water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: This week's children's message has that great story of the disciples letting down their ne
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children need to learn early that God
"Fishing for people" -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: We are all in the people catching business
Jesus the fisherman -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: Jesus tells Peter to cast his nets again, even

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Commentary

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Called To Respond -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
We Cannot Help But Follow Him -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
All the lessons testify to how when confronted by God’s word, we cannot help but follow him, a theme
Looking down to see heaven -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Some mornings, when I ride my bike, the world is still very dark. I have to pick my way
Called and sent by God -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Career Day at school is always an exciting time for children.
Sinners ministering to sinners -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
This Sunday's lessons pair two call narratives: that of Isaiah the prophet and that of Simon Peter t
Caught by grace -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
A pastor was asked why he never delivered a sermon about sin.
Words on singed lips -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
You can always tell the prophets by the scars on their lips.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
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The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
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Fishing Around -- Luke 5:1-11 -- John Jamison -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulle
No Fish? Go Fish... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
“...from now on you will be catching people.” (v. 10b)
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the net and let
Fishing for people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
(Begin with the fishing gear in plain sight and the boot
Some rules for fishing -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever gone
Deep Water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go swimming?

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You Want Me to Do What? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
For February 6, 2022:
Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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Fishers Of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The evangelistic nature of Christianity.
Strange Fishing -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a badminton net

Children's Story

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Martin's Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
The disciples may not have understood or agreed with Jesus' instructions to lower their nets on

Devotional

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Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!-- Luke 5:8

Drama

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When He Calls ... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 85 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts"What is God calling me to do?"
A Fish Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
Theme What is so compelling about the words of Jesus that changes people's lives?

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (OT 5) Cycle C (2022) -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (OT 5) Cycle C (2019) -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
Jon visited and welcomed his... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Jon visited and welcomed his new neighbors, but they didn't seem to care about him, his
I have a friend who... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
I have a friend who is both a pastor and a professional fisherman. He has a wonderful hat
For some reason, fishing takes... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
For some reason, fishing takes on wild proportions, and a fish story automatically implies
There are times that come... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
There are times that come to us all when the fish just do not bite. There are occasions
For six years, Linda had... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
For six years, Linda had worked at the Altoona Tribune covering the arts and various other st
It seems miraculous that John... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
It seems miraculous that John P.
Some children were playing hide... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Some children were playing hide and seek one day.
Many computer languages are case... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Many computer languages are case-specific, which means words must be exactly the same throughout the
The young man joined the... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
The young man joined the church at age sixteen, not because he became a Christian, but because his p
In a children's story titled... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
In a children's story titled The Stray, a group of elementary students are taken by a school bus to
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home to cook, clean, and raise two children. Dad works constantly.
Everyone has probably seen commercials... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
Everyone has probably seen commercials for the U.S. Army.
Lyle Schaller issues a monthly... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
Lyle Schaller issues a monthly newsletter to keep the clergy of several denominations informed of so
Anyone who has watched Perry... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
Anyone who has watched Perry Mason, or Matlock or L.A.
Jack had graduated from high... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
"Jack" had graduated from high school and was now working full-time in the local grocery store where
The teacup was a lovely... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
The teacup was a lovely, fragile thing of bone china, pure milk white in the thickest parts and tran
Life can change in the... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Life can change in the flash of a moment.
Luke's description of a fish... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Luke's description of a fish catch so big as to break nets, also strains the imagination.
Mark Twain once went to... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Mark Twain once went to borrow a certain book from a neighbor.
Fishing for people is common... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Fishing for people is common both in the church and out.

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You Want Me to Do What? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
For February 6, 2022:
Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Intercession

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Faithful God, you never give up on human beings... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Monologues

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Which, Simon: A Boat Or A Life? -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Robert F. Scott -- 1996
Every child in church school knows of Jesus' call to Simon and Andrew, James and John to become "fis

Prayer

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Godly vocations for the unworthy -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Godly vocations for the unworthyGospel Note:
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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You Want Me to Do What? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
For February 6, 2022:
Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

SermonStudio

Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day When Jesus calls, the only thing to do is follow.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
The first four chapters of Luke prepare the way for all that is to come.
The Catch Of Fish -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
1. Text
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret
Epiphany 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
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Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret

Sermon

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You Want Me to Do What? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
For February 6, 2022:
Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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The Ashes Of Our Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
When she was a teenager, Cindy worked for her father.
Leaving Before The Invitation -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
John and Mary have been married for about twenty years.
From Empty Nets To Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
The Kind Of People Whom God Chooses -- Luke 5:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
There are many stories in the New Testament about people who are called to serve God and follow Jesu
Jesus Said: 'Try Again' -- Luke 5:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
Here is the good news for today from Luke 5:1-11. This is the Word of God!
From Empty Nets to Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
Fishers of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
Just south of Capernaum lies the ancient plain of Gennesaret.

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Faith -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
There's a wonderful story of a tightrope walker, who was challenged to walk the tightrope across t

Stories

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Perspective -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Contents “Perspective” by C. David McKirachan
'grace' -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
ContentsA Story To Live By: 'Grace'
Here Am I; Send Me! -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Stan Purdum, Rick McCracken-Bennett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Here Am I; Send Me!" by Stan Purdum

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They Are Biting -- Luke 5:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Two guys go on a fishing trip.
Catching People -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your n
Notes From A Nomad -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Marti Guixe is homeless -- unless you call the world his home.
Good Enough To Be With You? -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
They had been pen pals of a sort for only ten months but their letters came more and more frequently
How The Mighty Have Fallen! -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
"How the mighty have fallen." King David of old once spoke those words concerning the death of King
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- John Steward -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
So often we read these words of Jesus and wonder why we do not see this taking place in our churches

Worship

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You Want Me to Do What? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2022
For February 6, 2022:
Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 5:1-11Theme: Big Fish, Big Pond
Chosen -- Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1-11 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to WorshipWe gather to worship -That we might scatter to serve.
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Theme: Who Will Be The Lord's Messenger?Call To Worship
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 5:1-11
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-13, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-13Theme: Worship leads to our being commissioned
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John Jamison

The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (vv. 22-23)
John Jamison
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. (v. 49)

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Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For May 29, 2022:

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David Coffin
The enthusiastic exclamation of Easter Sunday, “He is risen” is a distant echo during the week of the 7th Sunday of Easter, as this season is headed toward the home stretch. A tired pastor in a small to mid-size church enters walks into the church office on Monday to find a thick booklet or church bulletin from a mega church a few hours away, on the desk. A short and sincere sticky pad stuck is on top of the full colored glossy papered bulletin. It reads, “We visited this church yesterday.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Acts 16:16-34
John Wesley notes how this text testifies to the countercultural character of the Christian message:

But this is a property of the gospel truth: It has something in it peculiarly Intolerable to the world. (Commentary On the Bible, p. 485)
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Acts 1:1-11
In the American judicial system, a witness is a crucial component to attain justice. It wasn’t a big trial, but I was once called upon to be a witness in a Kansas City courtroom. The attorney made clear what I was supposed to do. She wanted me to relay exactly what I’d seen and to answer the questions directly. Being a witness, even in a small trial, seemed like a big responsibility.
Mark J. Molldrem
Note: This installment was originally published in 2001

In golf, Tiger rules. In tennis, Venus. Depending upon which teen you talk with, either Ricky rules, or Brittney does. In Iraq, Saddam rules -- for now. In America, the people rule, despite what some political cynics or party technocrats say. For Christians wherever, Jesus rules!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Will stood in line at the cafeteria oblivious to the smells and noise and activity of the other students having lunch. He was still thinking about the scripture passage that had popped up on his phone that morning. He’d never really paid much attention to the story of the Ascension but for some reason the passage caught his attention and imagination today.

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Janice B. Scott
"I think," proclaimed Peter, lying on his back and gazing up at the trees, "we should become bully-busters."

"What?" said Jimmy, lazily. Karl simply rolled over, chewing at the blade of grass in his mouth.

"No, c'mon," said Peter. "Like ghost busters. We could identify all the bullies in school, then go bust them."

Karl laughed. "You mean you could! Jimmy and me'd just pick up the pieces afterwards! Anyway, how you think you're gonna bust a gang like the Robots?"

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Elaine M. Ward
Some things we can't explain, and we call them mysteries and trust God's love no matter what. There is an old story about a rabbi taking a trip with his donkey, rooster, and lamp. When it was night, he had no place to sleep, so he slept in the woods. He lit his lamp to read his Bible before going to sleep, but a strong wind blew it over and broke it. "It must be time to sleep," the rabbi said, ending his prayers, "All God does, God does well."
Stephen P. McCutchan
Acts 1:1-11
As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
-- Acts 1:9b

Stan Purdum
Both Psalms 47 and 93 (the alternative psalm for this day) are enthronement psalms, praise hymns celebrating God's rule over the nations. They were most likely used on festal occasions when Israel again declared that God was its king.

While Psalm 47 was for Israel's celebration, verses 1-2 call all the nations of earth to recognize God as their monarch as well. Verses 3-4, however, return to the specific relationship between God and Israel.

Donald Charles Lacy
When, dear God, shall Christians all be one? It is a first-century inquiry. It is a here-and-now recurring question. Countless programs have been launched. Numerous proposals have been given. Only God knows how many problems have risen in our quest for Christian unity.

Dallas A. Brauninger
More than anything else, Edward wanted God to forgive Keith. More than anything else, he wanted to forgive his son for taking his own life. For several months after his son's suicide, Edward feared that Keith was lost. The father could speak to no one about his heartbrokenness.

Then, prompted by the open, sky-filled space as he drove with friends across the prairie of Nebraska, he turned to the couple in the rear seat and told them the following dream:
Charles D. Reeb
A friend of mine once shared a story about his first visit to Niagara Falls. He said it was magnificent -- the rush and roar of the water -- the display of raw power. But as he looked upon the water gushing forth, he remembered a picture in a textbook. It showed Niagara Falls in the middle of winter, and much of the water was frozen. Big lightning-shaped forms of water were at a standstill. There was no movement, no action, no power.
Frank Ramirez

Call To Worship
If we must suffer, let it be for Jesus. If we are mocked, let it be for the Lord. If we are excluded, or hunted, or cast out from the midst of friends and family, let it be because our service to God upsets the comfortable order and calls all to repentance and service! Let us be God's people today.

Collect
Be present with us, Lord, today,
In all your minister might say,
In all your songs call from our heart,
In all your children's scribbled art.
In all the adults' restlessness,

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