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Dinner With The King -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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Passover -- Galatians 5:1 -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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Jesus Food -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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Partytime -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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Youth Retreat -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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The Evening "Good" News -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
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In All Seasons -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
Yes, Lord, we do want to remember you -- not as some historical event, but to recall you into the mo
With Proclamation And Abiding Love -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
O God of Light and Love, we come before you remembering him who was proclaimed king on that first Pa
By Each New Invitation -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
Loving Creator, we are awed by your universal magnitude when we survey star-filled skies, observe th
From Tears To Victory -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
Ever-present, living, loving God, we adore you.
Meeting And Remembering -- Wava M. Burt -- 2004
Redeeming God, Creator of all, we thank you for this day and the joy of this fellowship.

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"Come As You Are" -- John 21:1-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Summertime is nearly upon us, and some of the wonderful signs of summer are being seen all around.
Pentecost: From Confusion To Communion In Christ -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
There's an old story about a man who found a pig.
Shared Bread -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
There is an ancient legend that comes to us from Persia.
"Friend, Why Are You Here?" -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Matthew 26:47-50 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
In the sixth century A.D., Saint Columba sailed from Ireland to the Isle of Iona on the West Coast o
Table Manners -- Luke 14: 1, 7-11, 15-24 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Ethel Barrymore, the great stage and screen actress, was a stickler for good manners.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner! -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Imagine this situation, if you will: a husband comes home from work on a Friday night, say the Frida
How Not To Throw A Party -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
When I prepare a sermon, I usually begin by reading the assigned Bible passage for that day, often i
Sunday Dinner -- Luke 24:28-35 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Remember Sunday when you were growing up? Maybe a lot of your families were like mine.
Fulfilled, Or Just Full? -- John 6:24-31 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
William H.
The Savior Life Diet -- John 6:48-59 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
"The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books.
Communion With Christ -- John 6:51-60, 66 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
From time to time, all of us have been guilty of taking some remarkable things for granted, simply b
Blessed Hunger And Thirst -- Matthew 5:6, John 6:35 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Maybe you've seen this commercial. It aired frequently during the holidays.
"Is It Community Today?" -- 1 Peter 2:1-10 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
I've spoken about William Willimon before.
Words, Words, Word -- John 1: 1-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Let me begin by reading a few announcements from church bulletins. These are actual announcements.
The Keys To Happiness -- Purity Of Heart -- Matthew 5:8, Psalm 51 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Most Americans are increasingly interested in issues of purity, aren't we?
Guilt And Grace -- Romans 8:31-39 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Several years back I clipped out a newspaper article about a group of businessmen in Bellingham, Was
"Do This In Remembrance Of Me" -- Luke 22:14-23 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
Philosophers and anthropologists have long debated over what makes human beings different from other
Hidden In Holy Communion -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
In his early adolescence, already struggling with religious doubts, C. G.
Hidden In Disappointments -- Acts 16:7-10 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
One February several years ago, I spent a great deal of time staring out the Plexi-glas window of a
Hidden In Christmas -- Luke 2:1-4 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
Many years ago, Blackstone, a great English jurist, was called upon to define 'home.' A British nobl
Hidden In Easter -- Luke 24:28-35 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
To me this is the most beautiful passage in all the Bible, yet it is shrouded in mystery.
Hidden In Caring -- Mark 1:40-41< -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
It was about 1:30 a.m. when the phone rang.
Hidden In Our Suffering -- Exodus 20:18-21 -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
I sat there on a tombstone in the cemetery looking around and noticing the names on the tombstones.
Hidden In Church Worship -- Luke 18:9-14a -- Burton F. Blair -- 1991
One Sunday morning Clarence Jordan, who founded the Koinonia Farm experiment and authored the Cotton

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How Not To Throw A Party -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
When I prepare a sermon, I usually begin by reading the assigned Bible passage for that day, often i

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Preparations For The Lord's Supper -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
Some time before the Lord's Supper the group assigned to organize the event should meet to delegate
Bulletins For The Examination Service And The Love Feast (Agape Meal) -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
The texts for two bulletins are provided.
A Simple Service For The Lord's Supper -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
A: The Examination Service Call To Worship
Additional Hymn Suggestions -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
Examination Service:"We Gather Together"
Dates Of Maundy Thursday Love Feasts -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
The Lord's Supper is most often celebrated on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, and on Wo
Additional Sermons For Examination Services And Preparation For The Love Feast -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
Examination Service Sermon
Some Ancient Christian References To Feetwashing -- Frank Ramirez -- 2000
Our feast explains itself by its name. The Greeks call it agape, i.e. affection.
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While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (v. 4)

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Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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