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Bread of Life -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Do something -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
So much from so little -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Ah ... the feeding of the 5,000. Today's story is a classic.
God will provide -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Teachers or Parents: Our children must learn to trust God,
He had compassion -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Teachers or Parents: The theme for both lessons today is good
Visit the food bank -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Parents and Teachers: Share the story of Jesus and the loaves
Jesus feeds us all! -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Materials:
Colored paper
Crayons, markers
Glitter, stickers

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Abundance -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
The wise old preacher hobbled up to the pulpit and made an announcement to the congregation.
Making war, making change -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
It has happened more than once that I have been counseling a young couple who are planning to get ma
God in unexpected places -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- David Kalas -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Early in the cherished 1965 movie, The Sound of Music, we see the sisters at the
Making war, making change -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2002
It has happened more than once that I have been counseling a young couple who are planning to get ma
Kids eat free! -- Isaiah 55:1-5, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1999
We have become suspicious of the offer that demands our attention on the marquis outside the chain r
Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1996
The desert hardly looks like a place of abundance.
Wrestling -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
We all love stories of courage among those who wrestle with daunting difficulties in life and actual

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Feed My Sheep -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Great Things from Small Offerings -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
The Point: Jesus wants us to work together to spread the kingdom of God.
Bread of Life -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Do something -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."
So much from so little -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Welcome back! I'm glad we're together today.
God will provide -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Good morning! How many people do you think are in church
He had compassion -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Good morning! What would you think if I said that I brought
All that food! -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
(Note: If your church or community sponsors a specific "food
Jesus feeds us all! -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Doesn't the world look beautiful right now?

The Immediate Word

Wrestling With Hope -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, a tenacious Jacob is tested by an all-night wrestlin

You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
As August 3rd approaches, our government leaders are locked in a struggle over how to keep America f
It's Decision Time: God Or The World? -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Every day in our lives is a series of decisions.
Striving -- Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
News of the nomination of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court has filled the news thi

SermonStudio

We Divide; He Multiplies -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: To convey the compassion and power of Christ.
The Great Picnic -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a basketful of pieces of broken bread

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The Great Picnic -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a basketful of pieces of broken bread

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Church Which Nearly Died -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
"I think," said the Archdeacon, "the time may have come to close this Church.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 13 / Pentecost 11 / OT 18 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
... the disciples came to him and said ...

Drama

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Feeding The 4999 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 (2014) -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
Genesis 32:22-31
In this scripture... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
In this scripture Matthew paints the picture of a Christ who needed solitude after hearing of the de
What a message of... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
What a message of compassion! If we are sick he will heal us. If we are hungry, he will feed us.
Most of the time we... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
Most of the time we mess up the math. We don't include everything. We quit counting too soon.
NULL -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
Genesis 32:22-31
NULL -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
"Stand Down" is a program sponsored by the American Legion for homeless veterans.
NULL -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
It's a long day at work. You're swamped. Meeting after meeting, problem after problem.
On my first Sunday as... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
On my first Sunday as pastor in Myrtle Point, Oregon, Casey and Louise Jones drove
Several things besides the miracle... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Several things besides the miracle should grab our attention concerning Jesus feeding
One of the true stories... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
One of the true stories told concerning the sinking of the Titanic tells how a
Genesis 32:22-31 We... -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Genesis 32:22-31
Five loaves + two fish = plenty... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2002
Five loaves + two fish = plenty for everyone + 12 baskets of leftovers.
One Sunday morning an eccentric... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2002
One Sunday morning an eccentric looking man came to church.
One Saturday night, motivational speaker... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2002
One Saturday night, motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs led an powerful youth service.
When Joan found out that... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1999
When Joan found out that her best friend, Emily, had been killed in an automobile accident, Joan was
Where do you go when... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1999
Where do you go when you are hungry? Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, goes to McDonald's.
A nurse arrived home at... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1999
A nurse arrived home at midnight after working a busy double shift in an inner-city emergency room.
The five loaves and two... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1999
The five loaves and two fish, clearly not enough to feed 5,000 people, became enough when the power
This is a true story... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1996
This is a true story about a family that had a fire break out in their home.
After you've eaten a TV... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1996
After you've eaten a TV dinner, what do you have left?
Well, then, why are so... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1996
"Well, then, why are so many people hungry?" A common question from people who question God's existe
Some congregations wonder why they... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1996
Some congregations wonder why they do not grow.

The Immediate Word

Wrestling With Hope -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, a tenacious Jacob is tested by an all-night wrestlin

You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
As August 3rd approaches, our government leaders are locked in a struggle over how to keep America f
It's Decision Time: God Or The World? -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Every day in our lives is a series of decisions.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Compassionate, Caring And Incredible God... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Wrestling With Hope -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, a tenacious Jacob is tested by an all-night wrestlin

You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
As August 3rd approaches, our government leaders are locked in a struggle over how to keep America f
It's Decision Time: God Or The World? -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Every day in our lives is a series of decisions.
Striving -- Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
News of the nomination of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court has filled the news thi

SermonStudio

Proper 13 / Pentecost 11 / Ordinary Time 18 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
When we wrestle with God, the encounter changes us.
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 32:22--31 (C)
Feeding The 5,000 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
Proper 13, Pentecost 11, Ordinary Time 18 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Feeding 5,000 -- Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
1. Text
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 32:22-31 (C)
Proper 13 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
We move this week from the parables of Jesus (last week's text was Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52) to Jesus
Miracle 7 Feeding 5,000 -- Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
1. Text
God provides for our needs, if we but trust him -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 32:22--31 (C)
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 32:22-31 (C)
Grace And Groceries -- Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-15 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1992
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a lonely place apart.
Proper 13 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 8:31-39, Matthew 14:13-21 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Wrestling With Hope -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, a tenacious Jacob is tested by an all-night wrestlin

You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
As August 3rd approaches, our government leaders are locked in a struggle over how to keep America f
It's Decision Time: God Or The World? -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Every day in our lives is a series of decisions.
Striving -- Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
News of the nomination of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court has filled the news thi

SermonStudio

Hunger And Politics -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
Yogi Berra, the great baseball player of an earlier age, was known for his unusual and creative use
How To Stretch A Meal -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- John E. Sumwalt -- 2007
My mother's people, the Longs of Longfield House, County Tipperary, came from Ireland to southwest W
Will You Give Christ Your Supper? -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
The world scene today is as frightening and desperate, as needy and inexplicable as I've ever seen i
How Much Is Enough? -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2001
Introduction
God Provides -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Anthology -- 1998
for a person the minister did not know

Joe Barone

CALL TO WORSHIP
Food For Hungry People -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Robert A. Stanley -- 1998
There is no story in all of the Bible that more graphically demonstrates the dilemma of biblical int
The Compassion Of God Feeds Us -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
Willy Loman lived in a world of indifference; nobody seemed to care about him and others.
You Provide The Bread -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
When I was growing up, church picnics were a big thing.

The Village Shepherd

Nurture And Care -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
We're off on holiday soon, travelling up to Northumberland to crash out for a while, just walkin

Stories

StoryShare

Rules Fer Wrasslin' -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Frank Ramirez, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Rules fer Wrasslin' " by Frank Ramirez
Leap Of Faith -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Craig Kelly -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Leap of Faith" by Peter Andrew Smith
Not A Cup But A Cow -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Frank Ramirez, Argile Smith -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Not a Cup but a Cow" by Frank Ramirez
Those Who Seek Refuge -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Bring Them To Me -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
The early church certainly liked this story -- it is the only miracle other than the resurrection th
Too Churchy -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
Paul Karrer
You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." (v. 16)
Attending To The Needs Of Others First -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2001
John was tired. He could hardly stand up. He needed rest. Mrs.
Aunt Betty's Advice -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
On a warm August afternoon a large extended family gathered for a family reunion.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Wrestling With Hope -- Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, a tenacious Jacob is tested by an all-night wrestlin

You Give Them Something To Eat -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
As August 3rd approaches, our government leaders are locked in a struggle over how to keep America f
It's Decision Time: God Or The World? -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
Every day in our lives is a series of decisions.
Striving -- Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
News of the nomination of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court has filled the news thi

SermonStudio

Proper 13/Pentecost 11/Ordinary Time 18 -- Matthew 14:13-21, Isaiah 55:1-5, Romans 9:1-5 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We come to this place of worship,
Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 -- Matthew 14:13-21, Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
First Lesson: Genesis 32:22-31
Theme: Out Of Joint

Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Break Now The Bread Of Life (NCH321, CBH360, UM599, PH329)
Proper 13 -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2001
Theme: Caring For The Needs Of Others

Call To Worship
Feeding the Five Thousand -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
Celebrating The Presence Of God

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 32:22-31
Theme: Bless Me?

Call To Worship
Jesus Feeds The Five Thousand -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture readings.
PROPER 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Trusting God's promises -- Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 143, Romans 8:31-39, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Despite its centrality in the history of the Jewish people, the story of the Passov
PROPER 13 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 8:31-39, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1986
The proclamation of God's free, abundant, loving grace is the dominant theme of all of these texts.
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Mark Ellingsen
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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
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
Contents
"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.

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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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