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Proper 26 | OT 31 | Pentecost 23 & All Saints Day

Worship

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Clyde W. Wentzell
Psalm 146
excerpted from Lectionary Hymns for Cycle B : New Hymns for the Church Year Calendar with Old Familiar Tunes
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Charles And Donna Cammarata
Ruth 1:1-8, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34, Psalm 146
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series IV, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Frank Ramirez
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VII, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD : Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Mark 12:28-37
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Planning Ideas And Resources For The Entire Church Year
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
James R. Wilson
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Cycle B, Series IV
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Wayne H. Keller
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
H. Burnham Kirkland
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Frank Ramirez
excerpted from A Call To Worship : Worship Aids, Lectionary Year B
All Saints Day - B
Clyde W. Wentzell
Psalm 24
excerpted from Lectionary Hymns for Cycle B : New Hymns for the Church Year Calendar with Old Familiar Tunes
All Saints Day - B
Charles And Donna Cammarata
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44, Psalm 24
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series IV, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Frank Ramirez
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VII, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
B. David Hostetter
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS : Series III
All Saints Day - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Revelation 21:1-6
excerpted from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD : Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir
All Saints Day - B
John 11:32-44, Matthew 5:1-12
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Planning Ideas And Resources For The Entire Church Year
All Saints Day - B
James R. Wilson
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Cycle B, Series IV
All Saints Day - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Wayne H. Keller
John 11:32-44, Matthew 5:1-12
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
H. Burnham Kirkland
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle B

Stories

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
David E. Leininger
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Gregory L. Tolle
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Peter C. Garrison
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from 56 Stories For Preaching :
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-Sumwalt
Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Hebrews 9:11-14
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : 62 Stories For Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Constance Berg
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series II Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
David E. Leininger
Psalm 149
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Gregory L. Tolle
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Constance Berg
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series II Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
John E. Sumwalt
Jeff Veenhuis
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Vision Stories : True Accounts Of Visions, Angels, And Healing Miracles

Sermon

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Stephen M. Crotts
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from A Fine Gospel for Preaching: Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Pentecost Last Third
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Steven E. Albertin
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Against the Grain -- Words for a Politically Incorrect Church : Cycle B Gospel Sermons for Sundays after Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Patrick J. Rooney
Hebrews 9:11-14
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Steven Molin
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Robert A. Hausman
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Stan Purdum
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Lee Ann Dunlap
Hebrews 9:11-14
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Mary S. Lautensleger
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
John P. Rossing
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Daring To Hope : Sermons For Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Arthur H. Kolsti
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from SPECTATORS OR SENTINELS? : Sermons For Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
John R. Brokhoff
Robert W. Stackel
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
excerpted from Renewal of the New: Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Thomas Peterson
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from THE NEEDLE'S EYE : Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost II
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
William G. Carter
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from No Box Seats in the Kingdom: Sermons For The Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from When Trouble Comes!: Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
John A. Stroman
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Out Of The Whirlwind : First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Harold C. Warlick, Jr.
Hebrews 9:11-14
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Cathy A. Ammlung
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
H. Alan Stewart
Ruth 1:1-18
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
George Paul Mocko
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
excerpted from GOOD GOD, WHERE In The WORLD Are YOU? : Sermons for the Last Third of the Pentecost Season
All Saints Day - B
Stephen M. Crotts
John 11:32-44
excerpted from A Fine Gospel for Preaching: Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Pentecost Last Third
All Saints Day - B
Steven E. Albertin
John 11:32-44
excerpted from Against the Grain -- Words for a Politically Incorrect Church : Cycle B Gospel Sermons for Sundays after Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
Patrick J. Rooney
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Steven Molin
John 11:32-44
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Robert A. Hausman
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Stan Purdum
John 11:32-44
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Lee Ann Dunlap
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Mary S. Lautensleger
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series II, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
John P. Rossing
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Daring To Hope : Sermons For Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
Arthur H. Kolsti
John 11:32-44
excerpted from SPECTATORS OR SENTINELS? : Sermons For Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
Arthur H. Kolsti
Matthew 5:1-12
excerpted from SPECTATORS OR SENTINELS? : Sermons For Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
John R. Brokhoff
Robert W. Stackel
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Renewal of the New: Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost
All Saints Day - B
Thomas Peterson
John 11:32-44
excerpted from THE NEEDLE'S EYE : Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost II
All Saints Day - B
Thomas Peterson
Matthew 5:1-12
excerpted from THE NEEDLE'S EYE : Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost II
All Saints Day - B
William G. Carter
Matthew 5:1-12
excerpted from No Box Seats in the Kingdom: Sermons For The Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
William G. Carter
John 11:32-44
excerpted from No Box Seats in the Kingdom: Sermons For The Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from When Trouble Comes!: Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
John A. Stroman
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Out Of The Whirlwind : First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
All Saints Day - B
Revelation 21:1-6a
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
All Saints Day - B
Cathy A. Ammlung
John 11:32-44
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
H. Alan Stewart
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
George Paul Mocko
Revelation 21:1-6(a)
excerpted from GOOD GOD, WHERE In The WORLD Are YOU? : Sermons for the Last Third of the Pentecost Season

Preaching

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Mark Ellingsen
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series IX, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Psalm 146
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Carlos Wilton
Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VIII, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
John R. Brokhoff
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series IV
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
George M. Bass
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Hugh H. Drennan
Psalm 119:33-48
excerpted from Aids To The Psalms : Exploring The Message
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VI, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Russell F. Anderson
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series V, Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
George M. Bass
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
All Saints Day - B
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series IX, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Psalm 24
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
All Saints Day - B
Charles L. Aaron, Jr.
John 11:1-44
excerpted from Your Faith Has Made You Well : Preaching The Miracles
All Saints Day - B
John R. Brokhoff
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44, Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series IV
All Saints Day - B
George M. Bass
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, John 11:32-44, Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
All Saints Day - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VI, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Russell F. Anderson
Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series V, Cycle B
All Saints Day - B
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons : With an Eye to the New
All Saints Day - B
George M. Bass
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, John 11:32-44, Isaiah 25:6-9
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III

Prayer

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Dennis Koch
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Contemporary Lectionary Prayers : Cycle B

Poems

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Andrew Daughters
Mark 12:28-37
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels
All Saints Day - B
Andrew Daughters
John 11:32-44
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels

Drama

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Robert F. Crowley
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Lectionary Scenes : 58 Vignettes For Cycle B

Devotional

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Stephen P. McCutchan
Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:11-14, Mark 12:28-34, Psalm 146
excerpted from Streams of Living Water : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle B
Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
William W. Helland
Mark 12:28-34
excerpted from Pause Before The Pulpit : Personal Reflections For Pastors On The Lectionary Readings

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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“This Will Make A Great Shot!” by Frank Ramirez
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This Will Make A Great Shot!
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 24

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. (vv. 3-4)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 25:6-9
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Ruth 1:1-18
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Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
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Ruth 1:1-18

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Steven Molin
Mary and Martha; remember them? They are the sisters who were hosting Jesus for dinner one evening, except that Martha did all the work, and Mary sat at Jesus' feet for the Bible study. And when Martha complains to Jesus about it, Jesus corrects her! "Martha, Martha, you worry about so many things, but just one thing is necessary ... and Mary chose it." Ouch!

Lee Ann Dunlap
On U.S. Route 40 just west of New Concord, Ohio, stands an S-shaped bridge spanning a creek on the old National Road. Standing uphill from that bridge a traveler can simultaneously observe five historic transportation links that helped to build a nation:

• The original trail blazed by Ebenezer Zane, also known as "Zane's Trace."

• The brick roadbed of the old "National Road" that followed.

• The train tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which nearly made that early highway obsolete.

Richard E. Zajac
... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength...

In an interesting twist, the talk was well received by some patients, not so much because of the point, but because my opening comments helped alleviate fears in regard to their bizarre mental behavior. They hadn't realized that what they experienced was not far from the "norm" when it comes to surgery.

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H. Alan Stewart
"Trouble comes in threes," so many people say. Every time something goes wrong, those people expectantly look for numbers two and three to hit them, full force, taking a huge sigh of relief after number three. "Pessimists" we sometimes call them.

In our story, Naomi and Elimelech experience a famine in their homeland Judah. The couple goes to Moab, a neighboring country east of the Dead Sea, with their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. Elimelech dies in Moab. The two sons each marry Moabite women, Orpah and our heroine, Ruth, and then the two sons both die.

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John Jamison
When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied. (vv.32-34)

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today, okay? (Let them respond.) Great!
John Jamison
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (v. 28)

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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Katy Stenta
For October 31, 2021:
  • Are We There, Yet? by Dean Feldmeyer — Jesus tells the scribe that he is “not far from the kingdom of God.” But is that good news or bad news? And how far is “not far?”
  • Second Thoughts: Ruth’s Radical Reformation by Chris Keating — Ruth breaks the norms by redefining family similar to the changing patterns of many American families today.

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Janice B. Scott
In any daily newspaper there are always catalogues of horrific events perpetrated by human beings on other human beings, and it seems to be getting worse. There doesn't seem to be much respect for law and order, and even those who once would have been ashamed to be involved in any questionable activity, now seem to work under the premiss that if they don't get caught, it's all right.

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