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Children's Activity

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A mystery -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Teachers or Parents: The kingdom of God is a mystery. Who
Planting the seed -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Teachers or Parents: This week's lesson is about growing
Small and mighty -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The Greatest and Truest Father -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
All the lessons for this Sunday early in the Pentecost Season proclaim the good news that God finds
Recognizing the kingdom of God -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015
God does not judge by appearances, but by the heart.
What kind of kingdom? -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
When I was in high school a new music teacher came to town.
Where credit is due -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1997
Between last Sunday's first lesson and today's text we have the story of the turbulent years of Saul
Appearance isn't everything -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1994
At one time, Barbara Streisand briefly considered having plastic surgery performed on her face.
God's kingdom and growth -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1991
In the northern hemisphere, June is an ideal time to think of growing things.
Spirituality -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Do you see what I see? -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, Psalm 20 -- David Kalas -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Sellers will sometimes advertise with the initials "WYSIWYG" -- What you see is what

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B

Children's sermon

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The Kingdom Grows -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
The kingdom of God... is like a mustard seed....” (v.31)
God's Kingdom Grows in Little Acts of Faith -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015
Object: An acorn (or a small seed of a tree that the children know)
The Weedy Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: We are all likely familiar with this evocative parable, which compares the ki
A mystery -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Today I want to explain everything about the kingdom of God
God's surprise package -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have a garden of
Small and mighty -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on ear

The Immediate Word

Things Unseen -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it f
Seeing As God Sees -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015

A recurring theme in this week’s lectionary texts is the great things that come in unexpected
Even God Has Some Regrets, Apparently -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
In the lectionary epistle text for Proper 6 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17), Paul addresses the attitude we o
Seeds Of Disaster And Seeds Of Hope -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Za

The Village Shepherd

Just The Right Time -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Note: There is no content for Proper 6 / OT 11 / Pentecost 4 from The Village Shephe

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Just The Right Time -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: some ears of corn

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Just The Right Time -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Object: some ears of corn

Devotional

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Proper 6 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2008
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
Proper 6 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
Mark 4:26-34

Drama

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Growth -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1999
Theme

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11, Cycle B (2018) -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 and Psalm 20
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11, Cycle B (2015) -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11, Cycle B (2012) -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
These parables of Jesus remind us... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
These parables of Jesus remind us that we don't have much to do with the growth of God's kingdom, wi
George Washington was sent by the governor of Virginia... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
George Washington was sent by the governor of Virginia to inform the French they must leave the Alle
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13... -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2009
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
Some biblical scholars think Jesus... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2009
Some biblical scholars think Jesus’ mustard plant is what the botanists call “black mustard” — more
A beautiful maple tree is... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2009
A beautiful maple tree is in Patty’s backyard.
One would suspect that the... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2009
One would suspect that the seedlings used in the reforestation of the Douglas Fir would be relativel
See John Dominic Crossan's book... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1994
See John Dominic Crossan's book, The Historical Jesus, page 276, for some interesting facts about th
A woman stopped by the... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1994
A woman stopped by the pastor's office to share some news with him.
Tiffany brought the seed home... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1994
Tiffany brought the seed home from school, carefully carrying the little cup so the soil would not s
The kingdom of God is... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- 1991
The kingdom of God is like a tiny seed planted deep in the heart of each of us.
Most of us are familiar... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- 1991
Most of us are familiar with the tiny mustard seed, with its unique ability to grow from the smalles
Note in this pericope the... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- 1991
Note in this pericope the phrases, "he does not know" and "the earth produces of itself." The farmer
Every plant is heading... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

Every plant is heading in one of two directions: either it is growing or it is dying.
As a young man... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

As a young man living in Cincinnati, Barney Kroger was very interested in buying, selling, mak
One of the characteristics... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

One of the characteristics of the Marcan Gospel is the Messianic secret.
A missionary arrived in... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

A missionary arrived in the Lunda country and was welcomed by a native named Kayeka.
The word impossible is... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C

The word "impossible" is not in God's dictionary.
Tiffany brought the seed home... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Tiffany brought the seed home from school, carefully carrying the little cup so the soil would not s
A woman stopped by the... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
A woman stopped by the pastor's office to share some news with him.

The Immediate Word

Things Unseen -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it f
Seeing As God Sees -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015

A recurring theme in this week’s lectionary texts is the great things that come in unexpected
Even God Has Some Regrets, Apparently -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
In the lectionary epistle text for Proper 6 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17), Paul addresses the attitude we o

Poems

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Proper 6 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1990
Did you ever notice, as I think I have,
how the great, important sounding words

Prayer

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The growing reality of the Kingdom of God -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
Mark probably connected these two originally independent "seed

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Things Unseen -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it f
Seeing As God Sees -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015

A recurring theme in this week’s lectionary texts is the great things that come in unexpected
Even God Has Some Regrets, Apparently -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
In the lectionary epistle text for Proper 6 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17), Paul addresses the attitude we o
Seeds Of Disaster And Seeds Of Hope -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Za

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Proper 6 / Pentecost 3 / Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
A way out of no way.

Collect of the Day
Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
Revised Common
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
The Miracle Seed -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
1. Text
The Miracle Seed -- Mark 4:26-34 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2002
Today's Gospel presents two parables for preaching.
Awaiting The Kingdom Of God -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1999
He also said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep
Proper 6 (C, E) -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 1 Samuel 15:34„16:13 (C)
Proper 6 -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1996
We come now to the Sunday of the "great omission." Lectionary Cycle B skips over the first 25 verse
Life through death -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Life through death.
Seeds And The Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
At this writing the U.S.
Proper 6 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, Mark 4:26-34 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1990
The Sunday celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - with the promise of his ultim
Proper 6 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, Mark 4:26-34 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1990
The Sunday celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - with the promise of his ultim
Proper 6, Pentecost 4, Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Seasonal Theme

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The Miracle Seed -- Mark 4:26-34 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2002
Today's Gospel presents two parables for preaching.

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Things Unseen -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it f
Seeing As God Sees -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015

A recurring theme in this week’s lectionary texts is the great things that come in unexpected
Even God Has Some Regrets, Apparently -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
In the lectionary epistle text for Proper 6 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17), Paul addresses the attitude we o
Seeds Of Disaster And Seeds Of Hope -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Za

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Eyes of Faith -- Mark 4:26-34 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2011
Those of us in the church are especially good at being busy Christians instead of faithful ones.
It's Anybody's Guess -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2008
Several years ago, it was the week before Father's Day and the children and I were looking for a gif
On Trusting The Work Of God -- Mark 4:26-34 -- George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
Jesus spoke to the people in parables about the reign of God.
It's Happening! -- Mark 4:26-34 -- David G. Rogne -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2002
In an effort to stimulate their thoughts about the nature of God, I invited a group of teenagers to
The Power Of Little Things -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Richard E. Zajac -- 2001
"... It is like mustard seed ... the smallest of all the earth's seeds ... yet ...
Dealing With Disappointment -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Don M. Aycock -- 2000
How do you deal with disappointment? Some of us get angry.
How To Plant An English Garden -- Mark 4:26-34 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
A service club gathers for lunch each week in a nearby hotel.
Pathway To God's Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1993
Jacob knew nothing of the geography that stretched beyond his farmland to the Great Sea.
Are Half-Painted Rainbows Enough? -- Mark 4:26-34 -- James Weekley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1987
And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, and should slee
The Parables About Response -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The kingdom of God is described in many different ways in the Bible.

The Village Shepherd

The Spread Of The Kingdom Can't Be Stopped -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
I remember watching a television documentary on BBC 2, on St Paul's Cathedral.

Stories

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Of Prophets And Heifers -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34 -- David O. Bales, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Contents
“Of Prophets And Heifers” by David O. Bales
The Chosen One -- Mark 4:26-34, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Psalm 20 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015
Contents
"The Chosen One" by Keith Hewitt
Crossroads -- Mark 4:26-34, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Psalm 20 -- Keith Hewitt, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
Contents
"Crossroads" by Keith Hewitt
Do You Believe The Sky Is Blue? -- Mark 4:26-34, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Psalm 20 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
Living The Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, Psalm 20 -- Frank R. Fisher, Gregory L. Tolle, John E. Sumwalt, Paul Lintern -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Contents
What's Up This Week

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The Mighty Acorn -- Mark 4:26-34 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
A church camp counselor gathered the six small boys from his cabin under the spread of a very old oa

Worship

The Immediate Word

Things Unseen -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it f
Seeing As God Sees -- 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Psalm 20, Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015

A recurring theme in this week’s lectionary texts is the great things that come in unexpected
Even God Has Some Regrets, Apparently -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:35--16:13, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2012
In the lectionary epistle text for Proper 6 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17), Paul addresses the attitude we o
Seeds Of Disaster And Seeds Of Hope -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Za

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Do Overs / Blind Man's Bluff / So What's That Like? -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13
Theme: Do Overs
Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 20 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Makes use of the 2 Corinthians passage.
Leader:
Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 130 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
On The Heart -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Proper 6 -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Come, let all of God's people give praise and worship the Lord!
Two Parables -- The Growing Seed and The Mustard Seed -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
Parables of the Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

One pastor did this:
Jesus Teaches With Parable -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Celebration Through Praise

Pastoral Invitation (Pastor and Ministers)

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Parables of the Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1990
Note: There is no content for Proper 6 / OT 11 / Pentecost 4 from The Village Shephe

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

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Arley K. Fadness
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

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Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

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