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Children's Activity

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Friends forever -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Spreading fame -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
Teachers or Parents: Who doesn't like knowing someone famous?

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5 - 7 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The power of God made real -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
Does our modern faith leave room for miracles?
Miracles -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Charles Darwin grew up in a Christian home, yet later in life he rejected Christianity's hold on him
Distinguishing features -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17, Psalm 146 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
When our people hear these three passages read during our worship services this Sunday, they will se
Vital signs -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
When President Warren Harding died suddenly, making Calvin Coolidge president of the
Looking For God In Miracles -- 1 Kings 17:17-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
"If only things like that would happen once again.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5 - 7 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

Children's sermon

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Being A Friend -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What makes you sad?  Have you ever had a friend that was really upset?  You often don't know what to
Playing Possum -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Friends forever -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
"The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother." (v. 15)
Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has
Spreading fame -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
I enjoy reading the newspaper because I like finding out what

The Immediate Word

Next At Bat... -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What happens when a valued member of a family or community dies?
Finding Words In Speechless Grief -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary Old Testament and Gospel texts both contain accounts of the death of a widow'
Free Sermon Illustrations For June 6, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are sometimes -- or even often -- called to bear sorrow an
And God Turned My Wailing Into Dancing -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
This week's texts feature a pair of stories involving widows (the 1 Kings account of Elijah assistin
God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

SermonStudio

Compassion -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a nurse's ID badge (borrowed from a nurse)

Devotional

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Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / Ordinary Time 10 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow....
-- Luke 7:12b

Drama

SermonStudio

The Widow Of Nain -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1997
Theme

Death is conquered by Jesus.

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 5 | OT 10 (2016) -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 5 | OT 10 (2013) -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
Commenting on this story... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Commenting on this story of the resurrection of the widow's son of Nain, Martin Luther praised it as
People sometimes worry... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
People sometimes worry about the end of the world, but the truth is that the world ends all the time
In 1844 a group... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Love -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
In 1844 a group of 50,000 followers expected the immediate return of Jesus.
NULL -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
Sometimes it is in the most desperate of times that God shows up.
NULL -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Love -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
Wilma Mankiller finished three years serving as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
NULL -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
When Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, lost their five-year-old daught
NULL -- 1 Kings 17:1-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

1 Kings 17:1-24
Do you remember the old... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Do you remember the old movie, Oh, God, starring George Burns? God, an
In February 2001, thirteen-month... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
In February 2001, thirteen-month-old Erika Nordby wandered from her home in
Ruth had an appointment with... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Ruth had an appointment with her doctor. As she waited, she struck up a conversation
In my lifetime, I don't... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
In my lifetime, I don't expect to see an event like this. It's not that I doubt that Jesus
Fear and reverence are often... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1995
Fear and reverence are often intertwined in life and relationships.
Have you ever lost something... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1995
Have you ever lost something irreplaceable only to have it found again? I have!
A woman lay dying in... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1995
A woman lay dying in a hospital bed as her devoted husband sat beside her with tears falling down hi
The young boy was diagnosed... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1995
The young boy was diagnosed with leukemia.
On the popular television program... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
On the popular television program, "Star Trek the Next Generation," there is a character named, simp
Harry Houdini, the famous magician... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Harry Houdini, the famous magician, did not make contact from his grave as he had promised his frien
Anthony Bloom in his helpful... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Anthony Bloom in his helpful little book Beginning to Pray recalls his earlier years as a you
There are always beginnings arising... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
There are always beginnings arising from endings.

The Immediate Word

Next At Bat... -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What happens when a valued member of a family or community dies?
Finding Words In Speechless Grief -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary Old Testament and Gospel texts both contain accounts of the death of a widow'
Free Sermon Illustrations For June 6, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are sometimes -- or even often -- called to bear sorrow an
And God Turned My Wailing Into Dancing -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
This week's texts feature a pair of stories involving widows (the 1 Kings account of Elijah assistin

Prayer

SermonStudio

The redemptive presence and restorative power of God -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:
The redemptive presence and restorative power of God
PROPER 5 -- 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 113, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Next At Bat... -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What happens when a valued member of a family or community dies?
Finding Words In Speechless Grief -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary Old Testament and Gospel texts both contain accounts of the death of a widow'
Free Sermon Illustrations For June 6, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are sometimes -- or even often -- called to bear sorrow an
And God Turned My Wailing Into Dancing -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
This week's texts feature a pair of stories involving widows (the 1 Kings account of Elijah assistin
God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

SermonStudio

Proper 5/Pentecost 3/Ordinary Time 10 -- 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 5 -- 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Compassion At Nain's East Gate -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- 2000
At Nain's east gate a widow grieves her only son;
Proper 5 -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Proper 5 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
In Chapter 14 we referred to David Tiede's understanding that Luke 7 is a kind of "Christological dr
The Widow's Son at Nain -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1997
1. Text
Third Sunday After Pentecost -- 1 Kings 17:17-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 5 -- 1 Kings 17:17-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Next At Bat... -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What happens when a valued member of a family or community dies?
Finding Words In Speechless Grief -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary Old Testament and Gospel texts both contain accounts of the death of a widow'
Free Sermon Illustrations For June 6, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are sometimes -- or even often -- called to bear sorrow an
And God Turned My Wailing Into Dancing -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
This week's texts feature a pair of stories involving widows (the 1 Kings account of Elijah assistin
God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

SermonStudio

Sit Up And Speak! -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
The telephone rang in my office one day, and a mother, a member of my parish, blurted out, "Oh, past
Compassion Can Do More Than You May Think -- Luke 7:11-17 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
A teacher was fond of asking students in his counseling classes this question: "What can you know ab
Grace Encounters -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2003
Several years ago at one of the Lausanne Missions Conferences, something remarkable was decided.
A Grave Reality -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1999
The widow of Nain, the Gospel story just read: Can you picture the scene?
But God Can -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Larry D. Powell -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1991
She was all alone now, this widow of Nain.
I Came Back -The Risen Young Man -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
My name is unimportant.

Stories

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Free! -- Luke 7:11-17, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Psalm 146 -- Keith Wagner -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Free!" by Keith Wagner
Ruining A Good Funeral -- Luke 7:11-17, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Psalm 146 -- C. David Mckirachan, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Ruining a Good Funeral" by C. David McKirachan
A Matter Of Hope -- Luke 7:11-17, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Psalm 146 -- Keith Hewitt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"A Matter of Hope" by Keith Hewitt
E-Mails To Home: What If Paul Had An E-Mail Account? -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett, John S. Smylie -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
E-Mails To Home: What If Paul Had An E-Mail Account? -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett, John S. Smylie -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Healing And Concerned Mothers -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out.
Don't Cry -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
Peter sat on the step, crying. His knee was skinned, his pants torn, and his pride hurt.
''A Great Prophet Has Arisen Among Us'' -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1994
"Shunem: Site of the Prophet Elisha's Resurrection Miracle." If they had had road signs in the days

Worship

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Next At Bat... -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What happens when a valued member of a family or community dies?
Finding Words In Speechless Grief -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Psalm 146 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary Old Testament and Gospel texts both contain accounts of the death of a widow'
Free Sermon Illustrations For June 6, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are sometimes -- or even often -- called to bear sorrow an
And God Turned My Wailing Into Dancing -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 146 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
This week's texts feature a pair of stories involving widows (the 1 Kings account of Elijah assistin
God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

SermonStudio

Proper 5 / Ordinary Time 10 / Pentecost 3 -- 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17, Psalm 30 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 5/Ordinary Time 10 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 7:11-17

Theme: Believe It Or Not!
Proper 5 -- 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Lord Speaks Through People Of God

Call To Worship
Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 -- 1 Kings 17:8-24, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Proper 5, Pentecost 3, Ordinary Time 10 -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 7:11-17
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
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"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
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Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
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"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

SermonStudio

Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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