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Children's Activity

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Follow Me -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Fishing for people -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Today's gospel lesson is a fun one to share with children.
Follow me -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Teachers and Parents: No parent or teacher will minimize the
Using the right bait -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Teachers or Parents: Teach the children the hymn "I Love To
Answering the call immediately -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Materials:
Store-bought placemat (one per child)
Sandpaper

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Darkness To Light -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2017
In the season of Epiphany, Jesus is revealed. It’s more than just a question of seeing Jesus.
Light enters into darkness -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- David Coffin -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
An older woman is homebound because of a bad hip.
Group picture -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
I was in the home of a church member the other day where I saw a marvelous family portrait.
Political religion -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
"Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous!" said Winston Churchill.
Full-contact life -- Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2002
Rachel Matthews, 48, a community manager for an Internet start-up company, started doing it because
The joy of the kingdom community -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1999
The front page of any newspaper in the land can bring despair to its readers.
Leaps of understanding -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1996
The day boy and the night girl -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
In 1882 George MacDonald wrote a fascinating story that powerfully illumines the thought behind toda

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Wind, Clouds And Sun -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Got A Flashlight? -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2017
I want to tell you a story today about two guys that went hiking.  They were two teenage cousins tha
Gone Fishing -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
Follow me -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
Immediately they left their nets and followed him. (v. 20)

Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory
Fishing for people -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Today I am going fishing. Our lesson today is about fishing, so I'm going to do it.
Follow me -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Good morning! How many of you have ever ridden on a big
Using the right bait -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
How many of you like to fish? (Let them answer.) What do you
Magnetic attraction -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. You probably know what this is,
Answering the call immediately -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

United In Mind And Purpose -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from First Corinthians, Paul highlights the divisions and quarrels

The Jesus Gang -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone
Who Will You Follow? -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Every four years, the people of the United States are called upon to make their voices heard and cho

SermonStudio

A Great Light -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: To convey the images of darkness (sin) and light (Gospel of Christ) and that the chu
Turn Around! -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a framed picture with the back showing

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Jenni's Patrol -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Jenni was very excited. It was Guides tonight, and she was Patrol Leader.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Epiphany 3 / OT 3 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Drama

SermonStudio

Cliqueland -- Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 139:1-17 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
To Climb A Mountain -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
Theme

As the disciples learned, following Jesus is not easy, but it is rewarding.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Epiphany 3 (2017) -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2017
Isaiah 9:1-4
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 3 (2014) -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Derl G. Keefer, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
Isaiah 9:1-4
When the typewriter... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
When the typewriter was first developed and used in business, its use was restricted to men.
Christ came calling... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
Christ came calling people of his day to repentance for their sins.
Many Americans think... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2013
Many Americans think that responding to the call of God is what makes the Christian a Christian, tha
NULL -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
Isaiah 9:1-4
NULL -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
In the 1985 film Clue, based on the board game of the same name, the guests of a mysterious d
NULL -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
In 1946, a California lawyer needed a change in his life.
A man named Augustine, walking... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
A man named Augustine, walking through a slave market in ancient Rome, saw a group
Imagine that you are going... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
Imagine that you are going fishing. You put on your waders, fill your pail with bait, get
It has been said that... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
It has been said that hotel restaurants are lonely places late at night. Business people
A story from high school... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
A story from high school: When Brian returned for his sophomore year, he was bigger
Repentance means to turn around... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2002
Repentance means to turn around.
The Master had taught his... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2002
The Master had taught his disciples to dance and said, "Follow me." Immediately they left their depr
Charles Ferrell, a retired pastor... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2002
Charles Ferrell, a retired pastor, writes of his youth:
Don't answer that! the teenager... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2002
"Don't answer that!" the teenager yelled as she scrambled to where the phone was ringing.
My friend pastors in a... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1999
My friend pastors in a mainline denomination.
Whenever you are close to... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1999
Whenever you are close to the ocean, it isn't very hard to find a listing of high tide and low tide.
The following story was told... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1999
The following story was told as part of a Palliative Care Volunteer Training Course.
Six job-seekers in Lyon... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1999
Six job-seekers in Lyon, France, where unemployment reached 12.7 percent (a post-World War II high),
Louisa May Alcott, author of... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1996
Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, wrote a poem titled, "My Kingdom." It contains these line

The Immediate Word

United In Mind And Purpose -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from First Corinthians, Paul highlights the divisions and quarrels

The Jesus Gang -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone
Who Will You Follow? -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Every four years, the people of the United States are called upon to make their voices heard and cho

StoryShare

Found In Darkness -- Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- John E. Sumwalt, Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Found in Darkness" by John Sumwalt
"Sold Out" by Craig Kelly

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Humility... -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

United In Mind And Purpose -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from First Corinthians, Paul highlights the divisions and quarrels

The Jesus Gang -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone
Who Will You Follow? -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Every four years, the people of the United States are called upon to make their voices heard and cho

SermonStudio

Third Sunday After The Epiphany / Third Sunday In Ordinary Time -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Third Sunday After The Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 9:1--4 (C); Isaiah 8:23-9:3 (RC)
Third Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Third Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 9:1-4 (C); Isaiah 8:23--9:3 (RC)
Epiphany 3 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
This week's Matthew text takes us from Part I to Part II in the outline of Matthew that we proposed
Epiphany 3 -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
This week's Matthew text takes us from Part I to Part II in the outline of Matthew that we proposed
The Holy Spirit i -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Third Sunday Of The Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Amos 3:1-8 (E)
Israel's sin is so terrible because God's love is so great.
Third Sunday of the Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

United In Mind And Purpose -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from First Corinthians, Paul highlights the divisions and quarrels

The Jesus Gang -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone
Who Will You Follow? -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Every four years, the people of the United States are called upon to make their voices heard and cho

SermonStudio

Letting Go Of Our Nets -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
Did they have any idea what they were getting themselves into?
Kairos Commitments -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Susan R. Andrews -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2004
One snowy day a few years ago, after I had declared the church a "nonessential" business and closed
Asking -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Richard E. Zajac -- 2001
"Come after me and I will make you fishers of men."

Answering The Call -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Linda Schiphorst Mccoy -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
A few years ago, I was on a retreat in northern Michigan, and I knew that some of our friends from h
Essential Personnel! -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- William B. Kincaid, III -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
In some parts of the country it doesn't matter, but in many areas the snow which falls during this t
Followership -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1995
In today's Gospel text, Jesus calls for repentance, expects Peter and Andrew to drop their nets and
Questions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1992
Have you ever had news to tell someone that you were afraid to tell them because you really didn't k
The Called Ones -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Joe E. Pennel, Jr -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1989
The Gospel lesson for today makes me want to fuss at Jesus.

The Village Shepherd

The Difficulties Of Letting Go -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
I remember years ago watching an old film, which I think was "The Nun's Story." The young nun wh

Stories

StoryShare

Light For The Darkness -- Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Keith Wagner, C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Light for the Darkness" by Keith Wagner
Ordinary Time -- Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- C. David Mckirachan, Sandra Herrmann -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Ordinary Time" by C. David McKirachan
Found In Darkness -- Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- John E. Sumwalt, Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Found in Darkness" by John Sumwalt
"Sold Out" by Craig Kelly
God Time -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"God Time" by Keith Hewitt
Angel Of Mercy -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Angel of Mercy"

SermonStudio

Fish Bait -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
A man was stopped by a game warden in a state park leaving a lake well known for its fishing, with t
Don't Hang Up When The Call Comes -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2004
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew h
A Time To Rest, A Time For Renewal -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
Stan needed rest, but there was no letting up.

Worship

The Immediate Word

United In Mind And Purpose -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary text from First Corinthians, Paul highlights the divisions and quarrels

The Jesus Gang -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone
Who Will You Follow? -- Matthew 4:12-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2008
Every four years, the people of the United States are called upon to make their voices heard and cho

SermonStudio

Epiphany 3/Ordinary Time 3 -- Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
Litany Of Confession
P: Discord, dissention, strife,
Epiphany 3 -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: You call us, O God,
to have the same mind
On The Day Of Midian -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2004
Third Sunday After Epiphany

First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4
Third Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Canticle Of Light And Darkness (UM205)
Third Sunday After Epiphany -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
Theme: Jesus Begins His Ministry

Call To Worship
Jesus Begins His Ministry and Calls Some Disciples -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
Adoration And Praise

Invitation to the Celebration
Third Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4
Theme: Out Of Darkness

Call To Worship
Lakeside Service With Communion -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1994
A Galilean Service
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Called to be in mission -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
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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.
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Isaiah 52:13--53:12
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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.
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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.”

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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.

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Thomas Willadsen
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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
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"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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