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Maker Of Heaven And Earth -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth...." No surprise.
Jesus Christ ... Our Lord -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son,
Suffered ... Dead ... Buried -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son
He Descended Into Hell -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son
He Rose Again -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son
He Ascended -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son
He Shall Come To Judge -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son
The Holy Ghost -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in the Holy Ghost...."
The Holy Catholic Church -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
We have stretched from the sublime, soaring through the heights of creation with almighty God; we ha
The Communion Of Saints -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of Saints...." Those last two
The Forgiveness Of Sins -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of
The Resurrection Of The Body -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of
The Life Everlasting -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him s
God, The Father -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father...." Really?
God ... Almighty -- David E. Leininger -- 2008
"I believe in God, the Father almighty...." Do you now?
Prohibitions And Invitations In The Fourth Commandment -- Exodus 20:12 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
The first table of the Law (Commandments One through Three) deals with our relationship with God.
Prohibitions And Invitations In The Fifth Commandment -- Exodus 20:13 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
The Fifth Commandment speaks against murder.
Prohibitions And Invitations In The Sixth Commandment -- Exodus 20:14 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
There are many misunderstandings of adultery in our society.
Prohibititions And Invitations In The Seventh Commandment -- Exodus 20:15 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
A man once sent an unsigned letter to the Internal Revenue Service with no return address.
Prohibition And Invitations In The Eighth Commandment -- Exodus 20:16, Matthew 7:1-5 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
Martin Luther says that the meaning of the Eighth Commandment is:
Prohibitions And Invitations In The Ninth Commandment -- Exodus 20:17a -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
Thomas Aquinas once observed: "We were created so that we would love people and use things.
Foundations -- Deuteronomy 5:1, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Matthew 5:17-18 -- Ron Lavin -- 2005
An expert on the Jewish Law once tried to challenge Jesus and trick him.
Liberation And Obligation In Congregational Life -- Henry G. Brinton -- 2005
They had been together six years, and their relationship was dying.
What You Lose By Looking On Your Own -- Henry G. Brinton -- 2005
While surveys tell us that 95 percent of Americans claim to believe in God, it's no secret that chur
Obligation And Liberation In A Time Of War -- Henry G. Brinton -- 2005
When the airline and hospitality industries were hammered by September 11 and its aftermath, busines

African-American History

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CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY -- Psalm 137, Isaiah 61:1-4 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
The history of black people in America, or African-American history, like the early history of the H

Bible Study

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Forgiveness Under The Shadow -- Matthew 26:69-75 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard.
New Birth Under The Shadow -- Acts 2:1-15, 32-47 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
Boldness And Healing Under The Shadow -- Acts 3:1-10 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o'clock in the
Loyalty Under The Shadow -- Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:1-11 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private
Acceptance Under The Shadow -- Acts 10:1-23a, Acts 10:23b-48 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
Part 1 Peter and Cornelius
Praying And Freedom Under The Shadow -- Acts 12:1-5, Galatians 5:1 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2009
About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church.
Deal With Change -- 2 Kings 2:11-18 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire ap
Seek Healing -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha's house.
Sidestep Judgment -- 2 Kings 5:15-27 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
So Gehazi hurried after Naaman.
Execute Your Exodus -- Exodus 14:1-7, 19-27, 30 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their
Make Proper Requests -- 1 Samuel 8:1-22 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve
Seize What God Has For You -- Judges 4:1-16 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
At Barak's advance, the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and army by the sword, and Sisera
Outgrow Your Blessings -- Joshua 17:11-18 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
You are numerous and very powerful.
Renew Faith -- 1 Kings 18:19-41, 44 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
So Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'
Open Eyes Of Faith -- 2 Kings 6:8-23 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horse
Mature In Christ -- Acts 8:26-40 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." Then Philip ran up to the chariot
Shout The News -- 2 Kings 6:24-25 -- K. D. Weaver -- 2009
When they reached the edge of the camp, not a man was there, for the Lord had caused the Arameans
Intensive Care -- Part One -- Psalm 23:1-3 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2008
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures.
Cry Of The Forsaken -- Mark 15:33-34 -- Bill Thomas -- 2008
When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
Intensive Care -- Part Two -- Psalm 23:4-6 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2008
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with m
Humanity Revealed -- John 19:28-29 -- Bill Thomas -- 2008
After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture
At Peace In A Fearful World -- Psalm 27 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2008
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
A Voice Of Triumph -- Luke 23:44-46, John 19:30 -- Bill Thomas -- 2008
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while
Am I That Forgiven? -- Psalm 32 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2008
I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgr
Jesus: The Teacher -- Matthew 13:16-17 -- Bill Thomas -- 2008
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Biblical Studies

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Joy Is Like The Rain -- John 2:1-11 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Trust Is An Umbrella -- John 4:46-54 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine.
Hope Can Be Moving -- John 5:1-9 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Bread Is Always Needed -- John 6:1-14 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
Peace Is Like A Flowing River -- John 6:16-21 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the se
Seeing Is Getting The Mud Out Of Your Eyes -- John 9:1-41 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.
New Life Is Like A Grain Of Wheat -- John 11:1-44 -- Forrest E. Chaffee -- 2005
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Why Is Happiness Always Somewhere Else? -- Luke 15:11-12 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
Confused, Alone, And Lost -- Luke 15:13-15 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
Homesickness -- Luke 15:17-19 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
The Turning Point -- Luke 15:18-19 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
Homecoming -- Luke 15:20-21 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
Celebration -- Luke 15:22-24 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
A Stranger In One's Own House -- Luke 15:29-32 -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Commentary
A Story That Never Ends -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
This story of two lost sons and a loving father is one of rebellion, disrespect, selfishness, and gr
The Parable Of The Prodigal Son -- John A. Stroman -- 2004
Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons.
The Shepherd God -- Psalm 23:1 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
There is the ancient spring of Air Farah lying northeast of
The Still -- Psalm 23:2 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
The Interpreter's Bible supports the sequence here. Early in
What Do You Mean --He Restoreth My Soul? -- Psalm 23:3 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
The valley of the shadow is real; we all pass through it. Some
A Straight Path In A Crooked World -- Psalm 23:3 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
The more confused a society, the more necessary are examples
Finding God In The Narrows Of Life -- Psalm 23:4 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
There is a little book, My Shepherd Life in Galilee, written
Sustained In Time Of Difficulty -- Psalm 23:5 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
How can the past speak to the present? How can the ancient
God's Extravagance -- Psalm 23:5 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
Yesterday, I walked on a cold winter afternoon, but I was
The Final Dimensions Of Life -- Psalm 23:6 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
What a climax: "Goodness and mercy all the days of my life;"
The Shepherd God Comes To Earth -- John 1:14 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1993
When John writes "Logos" or "Word" in the first chapter of his

Biblical Study

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No False Witness -- Deuteronomy 19:16-21 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse a man of a crime, the two men involved in the di
No Covetousness -- Matthew 6:24-33 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
No one can serve two masters.
No Stealing -- Exodus 22:1-4 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he must pay back five head of cat
No Adultery -- John 8:2-11 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he
No Murder -- Genesis 9:1-7 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill
Honoring Parents -- Mark 7:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jes
God's Name -- Matthew 5:33-37 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, "Do not break your oath, but keep
The Sabbath -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they bega
No Idols! -- Isaiah 44:9-17 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless.
One God, Only One -- Matthew 19:16-22 -- David E. Leininger -- 2007
Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"

Candlelighting service

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Come To The Manger -- Mary Lu Warstler -- 1996
IntroitChoirPreludeOrganist
REPENTANCE -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
Litany Of Repentance
OBEDIENCE -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
Litany Of Obedience
LOVE -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
Litany Of Love
JOY -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
Litany Of Joy
CHRIST CANDLE -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
PreludeCall To Worship
The Banner -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1992
As a worship enhancement to your Advent celebration you might ask someone in your congregation to cr

Children's program

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All Clear At Midnight -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 2000
BulletinAll Clear At Midnight A Children's Christmas Program
At The Manger -- Dennis M. Maurer -- 2000
At The Manger A Christmas DramaThe Characters
The Day Miss Grouchy Melted -- Mel Ann Coley -- 2000
The Day Miss Grouchy Melted
God's Advent Rainbow -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipants Leader
The Gifts Of Blessing From Faith, Hope, And Love -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Worship ServiceLeader's HelpsParticipants
January -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
1. Women Of The Light
Women Of The Light -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsLeaderWomen of the Light:
A Mother's Heart: A Celebration Of Women -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsLeaderFive women:
A Journey With Prayer -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsBulletin:Participants
A Lenten Holy Week Journey -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsNarratorSix Readers:
No Fooling! A Look At The Month Of April -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsOptional Opening Devotion: A Dose Of Fun!
God's Flower Garden -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipants Greta Gardener (narrator) Dandy Lion
Bloom Where You're Planted -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's Helps
God's Pentecost Pantry -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's Helps
This Year's Most Distinguished Water Person Contest -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsMaster/Mistress of Ceremony Miriam
Celebrating God's Gift Of Hope -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsNarrator
Hats Off To Jesus! -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsPreparation
Dem Bones -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's Helps
I Am The Vine: A Harvest Of Worship -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1999
Leader's HelpsParticipantsLeader (Gardener)
Celebration for Beginning of School -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServicePart 1Thanks for Books and TeachersOpening Remarks
Meeting God in Wind and Fire (June) -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServiceGatheringTaped Prelude
Behind the Masks (July) -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServiceInformal Beginning to Set ThemeWho's Knocking Game
Bargaining with God (August) -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServiceGatheringOpening Hymn: "Come Children, Join to Sing"
Celebrate Your Name! (October) -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServiceInformal GatheringHymn: "We Gather Together"
Giving Thanks Joyfully (November) -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 1977
Order of ServiceJoyfully Gathering to WorshipOpening Remarks

Children's Resources

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Jesus' Parable Of The Good Samaritan -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorTeacher (male)JesusRobber
Jesus And Blind Bartimaeus -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorMan 1BartimaeusMan 2
The Bible -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
As we begin our journey in the mystery of God we have a powerful first clue; a book to accompany us
Jesus And Lazarus -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorThomasJesusMartha
Sacred Space -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
Can we find a clue in a location?
Jesus Enters Jerusalem -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorWoman 1Man 1Man 2
Koans And Miracles -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
Ambiguity and unanswerable questions abound in this way of teaching.
Jesus Cleanses The Temple -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorPeterJesusMoney Changer
Death -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
Death will always be the archetype of the unknown.
Jesus Anointed By Mary -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorThomasJudasJesus
Art -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
For our next clue let us consider art.
Jesus Predicts Things To Come -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorJamesJohnPeter
Symbols -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
As we consider the many things that call us to God and worship, one powerful item may be overlooked,
Jesus At The Age Of Twelve -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorJesusJosephMary
Music -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
For many people, their religious faith is closely tied to music.
Jesus In The Upper Room -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorPeterJohnMatthew
Sounds -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
Encounters with God occur in the NOW moment. If we are to experience God it must be now.
Jesus Teaches In The Upper Room -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorJohnJesusMatthew
Movement -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
As we continue our journey into the mysteries of God these words from an ancient mystic ring out: "O
Jesus In The Garden Of Gethsemane -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorJesusPeterJudas
Words -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
To name something is to acknowledge its existence.
Jesus' Trial Before The Sanhedrin -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorCaiaphasWitness 1Witness 2
Poetry -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
For some people poetry is a clue to the mystery of God. Just what is poetry?
Jesus Before Pilate -- Robert Lakey -- 2005
CharactersNarratorPilateCaiaphasRoman Soldier
Nature -- Judy Gattis Smith -- 2005
Nature is a constant source of messages and surprises from God if we have eyes to see.

Children's sermon

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1 Corinthians 16:14 -- 1 Corinthians 16:14 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Let all that you do be done in love.-- 1 Corinthians 16:14
Philippians 4:4 -- Philippians 4:4 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. -- Philippians 4:4
John 3:16 -- John 3:16 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may
1 John 4:19 -- 1 John 4:19 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
We love, because he first loved us. -- 1 John 4:19
2 Corinthians 9:15 -- 2 Corinthians 9:15 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! -- 2 Corinthians 9:15
Hebrews 13:8 -- Hebrews 13:8 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. -- Hebrews 13:8
John 11:35 -- John 11:35 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Jesus wept. -- John 11:35 (RSV)
James 1:22 -- James 1:22 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
Philippians 4:13 -- Philippians 4:13 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. -- Philippians 4:13
1 Thessalonians 5:17 -- 1 Thessalonians 5:17 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Pray without ceasing. -- 1 Thessalonians 5:17
1 Thessalonians 5:25 -- 1 Thessalonians 5:25 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Beloved, pray for us.-- 1 Thessalonians 5:25
Luke 12:34 -- Luke 12:34 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. -- Luke 12:34
Psalm 119:105 -- Psalm 119:105 -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. -- Psalm 119:105
Our Favorites -- Cathy A. Liening -- 2008
Note: Ask the children to share their favorite verses and say why they are their favorites.
God Looks At The Heart -- 1 Samuel 16:7 -- Joy Gee -- 2007
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7
Willing -- Judges 6:15-16a -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture Reference
The Wise Man Built His House Upon A Rock -- Matthew 7:24-27 -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture Reference
You Can't Judge A Filling By Its Chocolate -- 1 Samuel 16:7 -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture References
Don't Get Weary Of Doing Good -- Galatians 6:9 -- Joy Gee -- 2007
Scripture: Galatians 6:9
Treasures In Heaven -- Matthew 6:19-20 -- Joy Gee -- 2007
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-20
Actions Speak Louder Than Words -- Matthew 21:28-31a -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture Reference
Together -- Matthew 6:19-20 -- Joy Gee -- 2007
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-20
All In A Day's Work -- Proverbs 10:4, Genesis 2:15 -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture References
Following -- Exodus 23:2 -- Joy Gee -- 2007
Scripture: Exodus 23:2
All In The Family -- Genesis 9:18-19 -- Marti Kramer Suddarth -- 2007
Scripture Reference

Christian

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A SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY -- Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 100, John 15:1-11 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GREETING

Christian Faith

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Choose Your Belief -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Today's Wilderness Of Beliefs
The Faith Of The Creeds -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
What a Christian believes is expressed in the creeds. What is a creed?
The Holy Trinity -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Christians of all denominations love to sing Reginald Heber's "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty .
I Believe -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
When Vince Lombardi came to take over as coach of the Green Bay Packers, he held his first meeting w
God The Father -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
In the Apostles' Creed a Christian confesses, "I believe in God the Father Almighty." Many consider
God The Creator -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
A surgeon, an engineer, and a politician were arguing which profession was the oldest.
The Human Jesus -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Who is Jesus?
The Divine Christ -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Though it is important, it is not enough to say that Jesus was a fully human being.
Christ The Redeemer -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Some years ago a Japanese business executive living in South America was kidnapped.
The Christian's Unknown God -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Like the Greeks of Saint Paul's day, Christians today have an unknown God.
The Spirit And The Church -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
When we say in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in the Holy Spirit," we confess our faith in "the hol
The Forgiveness Of Sins -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Years ago an evangelist, Dr.
The Word -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
The Means Of Grace
Holy Baptism -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Nature Of A Sacrament
Holy Communion -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Before going to the electric chair a criminal indicates what he would like for his last meal.
The Resurrection Of The Body -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
According to a traditional teaching in the Bible, Christ will return unexpectedly to earth, and all
The Life Everlasting -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
"If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job 14:14).
A Service Of Faith Renewal -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Dear Friends in Christ: At an earlier time in our lives, we were received by grace into God's Kingdo

Christian Life

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A Promised Word -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a petrified teenage girl.
A Forgiving Word -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a woman of the city.
A Clarifying Word -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a very frustrated woman.
A Transforming Word -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a desperate woman who has experienced intense pain, both physically and em
A Grateful Word -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a woman who was forced to live her life in exile because of the dreaded di
A Refreshing Word -- John 4:1-30 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a woman who could not forgive herself for the sins in her past.
The Living Word -- John 11:1-45 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a woman who felt God had forgotten her in her hour of deepest need.
A Hopeful Word -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a mother who had lost all hope for her daughter's healing.
A Victorious Word -- Mark 11:1-11 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a confused mother who struggles to determine why the same crowd that cheer
A Piercing Word -- John 19:1-28 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a mother who is shocked at the words uttered by an old man at the time of

Church Anniversary

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LITANY FOR A CHURCH ANNIVERSARY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Leader: We come together in celebration for the years that we have been together as the people of Go

Church Growth

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The Approach -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
After evangelism has been on a back burner for 30-plus years, the mainline Protestant Church is once
The Need For A Vital Ministry Of Evangelism -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Whereas little of worth is accomplished by too much sackcloth or ashes, there is still the need to e
Some Biblical Foundations For Doing Evangelism -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Though God's Word is rich with calls to and resources for the ministry of evangelism, four passages
Prayer Power, Bible Power And Small Group Dynamics -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Arthur Caliandro (Pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City) made the rather bold public s
Making It Work In The Local Church -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
The local church remains the single most important institution in the world.
The Serious Business Of Worship -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Though the urgency of preaching has already been addressed, it cannot be left unsaid that the overal
Christian Education -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Too long the role of Christian education (and especially the Sunday school) in church growth has bee
A Time For Deciding -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Eventually the moment of decision has to come for anyone who has been visiting a church and is consi
Assimilation -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
The ministry of assimilation is properly the concern of the shepherding task force or the membership
Getting Started -- Michael B. Brown -- 1993
Herb Miller frequently tells his audience not to confuse the study of evangelism with the doing of e

Church Leaders

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LITANY FOR CHURCH LEADERS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Leader: You have called each of us to be partners with you in building up your church, O Christ.

Church Programs

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God's Messengers Of Faith, Hope, And Love -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
The Armor Of God -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Just Look At All Those Trees! -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
In Pursuit Of The Right Spirit -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
The Exodus Murmurers -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Where Do I Belong? -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Women Bearing Gifts -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Blessed By God In Friendship -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
A Heart Filled With Love -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
From Slavery To Sainthood! -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Lenten Hopes -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
Women Blessing Through Marriage -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
A Humorous Look At Some Hopeful Women -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
A Sundae Treat -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps
God's Picnic Basket -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1995
Leader's Helps

Death

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A SERVICE OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION -- Revelation 21:1-4, Psalm 23 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GATHERING

Devotional

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Proper 27 / Pentecost 25 / Ordinary Time 32 -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2009
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him....
Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears
Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overfl
Epiphany 9 / Ordinary Time 9 / Proper 4 -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- 2009
Likewise when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a distant land because of
Easter 5 -- John 13:31-35 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
The Baptism Of Our Lord / Epiphany 1 / Ordinary Time 1 -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2009
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Proper 27 / Pentecost 25 / Ordinary Time 32 -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2009
In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be?
Proper 7 / Pentecost 5 / Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2009
He asked that he might die: "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better tha
Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
Epiphany 9 / Ordinary Time 9 / Proper 4 -- Psalm 96:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- 2009
O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.-- Psalm 96:1
Easter 6 -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying,
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?
The Baptism Of Our Lord / Epiphany 1 / Ordinary Time 1 -- Psalm 29 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2009
... and in his temple, all say glory!-- Psalm 29:9
Lent 4 -- Joshua 5:9-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.-- Joshua 5:9
Advent 1 -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of
Proper 28 / Pentecost 26 / Ordinary Time 33 -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered o
Proper 7 / Pentecost 5 / Ordinary Time 12 -- Psalm 42 and 43 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2009
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / Ordinary Time 25 -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2009
For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me.
Epiphany 9 / Ordinary Time 9 / Proper 4 -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- 2009
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ a
Easter 6 -- Psalm 67 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us....
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / Ordinary Time 17 -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2009
Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits grea
The Baptism Of Our Lord / Epiphany 1 / Ordinary Time 1 -- Acts 8:14-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2009
... they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.-- Acts 8:16
Lent 4 -- Psalm 32 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me ...-- Psalm 32:4
Advent 1 -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.-- Psalm 25:1
Proper 28 / Pentecost 26 / Ordinary Time 33 -- Isaiah 12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.-- Isaiah 12:3

Drama

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The Centurion At The Cross -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Dressed in Roman uniform, wearing or carrying his helmet, he walks in, removing his helmet if he
A Guard At The Tomb -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(He enters and stands with his back to the audience.
Eve -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Eve walks in holding a small, old-looking shovel or hand trowel.
Sarah -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Sarah enters purposefully, carrying a bowl, plate, or cup and is headed somewhere in a hurry.
Rebecca -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(She sits at a table on which sits a pot.
Rahab -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Rahab runs in carrying a long, red cord or rope. She acts urgently, but with purpose.
Mary, Mother Of Jesus -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(She begins by standing in front of the cross as if watching Jesus dying.
Nicodemus -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Nicodemus is standing and reading from a large scroll that he holds in both hands.
Martha -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(She walks in carrying a tray with cups and a loaf of bread, or a pitcher in both hands with a cl
Judas -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(He hurries along the road, clutching a bag full of coins, looking determined, but feeling a comb
Mary Magdalene -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(She hurries down the aisle toward the front of the church.
Peter -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(There is a table up front with a quill, inkstand, and parchment on it.
A Brief Skit About Friendship -- Proverbs 31 -- Julia Ross Strope -- 2009
CharactersReader 1 -- male or female
Hanging Of The Greens Service -- Julia Ross Strope -- 2009
(This is a "hanging of the greens" service for worship.
Coffee Shop Christmas Eve -- Julia Ross Strope -- 2009
Characters Rebecca Lucy Sarah Gail Jeff Grandma
A Soldier Of King Herod -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(He looks around as he comes in, as if looking for someone, then fixes on one person and calls lo
The Centurion Of Capernaum -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(Wearing a centurion's uniform, he is seated at a desk on which are papers, helmet, an hourglass,
Malchus, Servant Of Caiaphas -- Richard A. Eddy -- 2009
(He comes hurrying in, looking back over his shoulder as if he's being followed.
I Spy Christmas -- Dean A. Anderson -- 2008
Cast Kindergartners AngelsFirst and Second Graders Joseph
Two Blind Men -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Diana M. Morris -- 2008
Characters Aaron -- middle-aged man Jacob -- middle-aged man
Taking Jesus -- Dean A. Anderson -- 2008
Characters Andrew (or Andrea) -- seven to ten years old Director -- adult
Moneybag -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Diana M. Morris -- 2008
Character Moneybag (offstage voice)Props Table
The Living Advent Wreath -- Frank Ramirez -- 2008
Material Used Through Five WeeksThe Living Advent Wreath
The Mouse Christmas -- Frank Ramirez -- 2008
The Mouse Christmas
Open Auditions -- Dean A. Anderson -- 2008
Theme We all have a role to play in the Christmas story.

Easter

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Handling Temptation -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wildern
Noted By Compassion -- Luke 8:40-56 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
Being Radical -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.
The Patient Teacher -- Luke 17:1-10 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
Jesus said to his disciples, "Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by who
The Miraculous -- Luke 4:16-21 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath d
A Small Visit Along The Way -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
He entered Jericho and was passing through it.
The Sacrifice -- Luke 23:36-46 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, "If you are the K

Faith Development

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I Wonder If God Exists -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
The conversation was going well. I respected my new friend's intellectual prowess.
I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen To Good People* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
As we remember the terror of 9/11, we long for answers.
I Wonder Why My Prayers Go Unanswered* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Warren Wiersbe tells of the time when he was helping to paint the outside of his neighbors' home.
I Wonder About God's Will For My Life* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
We have all seen them. As we drive down the road, they are as plain as day.
I Wonder About The Miracles In The Bible -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Premarital counseling can be an adventure for pastors.
I Wonder About The End Of The World -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Of all the themes of our faith, what the Bible says about the end of the world ranks as one of the m
I Wonder About Life After Death -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
The assumption of this chapter is probably wrong.
Plans For Your Welfare -- Jeremiah 29:11 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Listen to me, you islands;hear this, you distant nations:
The Sacrament And The Prodigal -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him.
Grace -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Grace is freely given to us when we don't deserve it.
Hope -- Jeremiah 29:11 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
The original context of this passage was the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews.
Your Word Is A Lamp To My Feet -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Oh, how I love your law!I meditate on it all day long.
Saved By The Word -- Romans 10:8b-17 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
In this Bible passage we meet Saint Paul's clear vision of salvation through the word of God.
Not Ashamed Of The Gospel -- Romans 1:16-17 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Grace said, "No, sorry, I can't make it," to Mary Anderson's invitation to come to her house for cof
New Testament Baptism -- Matthew 28:18-20 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
What did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Do You Need To Be Baptized -- John 3:5 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Grace Livingstone was nervous about what the pastor would say about the necessity of being baptized.
The Darkness And The Light -- Matthew 4:17, Isaiah 9:2, 1 Corinthians 1:18 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
These four Bible passages point us to the difference between the people of darkness and the people o
Baptized Into His Death -- Romans 6:3-4 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Christ's death and resurrection are intricately interwoven with the death and resurrection of his pe
Old Testament Passover And New Testament Sacrament -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Ron Lavin -- 2004
Baptism is the first sacrament.

Fellowship

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AN ADULT BIRTHDAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
You give us life, creator God, and you know the number of our days.
BLESSING OF A HOME -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of blessing and of tender care, let your spirit be present as we make this place our home.
BLESSING OF A MEAL -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Thank you, dear Lord, for this meal which you have provided for the nourishment of our bodies.
GRACE AT THANKSGIVING DINNER -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Thank you, God, for another Thanksgiving day and the opportunity to give you thanks.
FAMILY REUNION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
In your wisdom you made us one family, dear God, and then scattered us far from one another.
FAMILY REUNION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gracious God, we who have been scattered far and wide have come together to celebrate our family and
CHRISTENING CELEBRATION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We give thanks to you, loving God, for the promise of life fulfilled in this infant child.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of love, who ordained the union of male and female in marriage through the example of Adam and E
GRADUATION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Eternal God, you know the pathway of life, and give us the promise of your presence if we seek you.

Funeral

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FUNERAL SERVICE -- Psalm 121:1-2 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
(When death occurs in tragic circumstances.)PROCESSIONAL

Gathering Prayer

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For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Source of all life and seat of all power, you made us in your likeness and called us good.
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We hear your call, O God, to come from the places where life with all mysteries and inducements take
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of all people, we come with open hands and hearts to receive your blessing.
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Seat of wisdom, we thank you for this gathering of your people, for the inspiration that enabled us
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We come together from the places where life has scattered us, and gather in community seeking to be
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Eternal God, you call us into being and living.
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of covenant care, we come in humility, aware of the weakness that causes us to break our promise
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gracious God, we come from the places where life has taken us.
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
O God, you call us to be messengers of hope.
For Gathering And Approach -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of grace and glory, you travel with us in the day and watch over us at night.

Healing

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HEALING SERVICE -- Psalm 103:1-5, 22b -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
A TIME OF MEDITATION

Home Blessing

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BLESSING OF A HOME -- Psalm 23, Psalm 91, Psalm 118, Psalm 127 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GREETING

Humor

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That Remarkable Drinking Fountain -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
On a hot Summer day a minister paused in a town plaza to get a drink of water.
But Communism Failed ... -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
As the historic events took place, leading to World War II, serious questions were in the minds of t
Lindy Did It! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
In May 1927, the primitive radios and the newspapers came alive with news that where others with mor
Great Is Thy Faithfulness -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
This hymn is used widely in American churches.
Here I Am, Lord, Speak To Me -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
When God chooses to change the destiny of a nation he sometimes does it in a most unusual manner.
T. L. C. (Tender Loving Care) -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
There came one night to a little hotel desk in a busy city, a middle aged couple.
The Power Of A Name -- Philippians 2:10-11 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The name Cadbury in England is as well known there as Hershey is in America, or Nestle in Switzerlan
Old Faithful -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The main attraction at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a geyser shooting hot steam in the ai
The Laser Beam -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It is so fantastic what the laser beam has done for mankind.
The Little Red Wagon Story -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor and our entrance into World War II, the U.S.
Warner Sallman's Head Of Christ -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Dr. Charles R.
Daughter Of Independence -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Probably no other emblem has had a more profound effect upon the American people than the Statue of
Handicapped Charlie -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Our last dog was a Boston terrier named Charlie.
Hurricane Andrew And Havoc -- Matthew 7:24-27, Numbers 32:23 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
When Hurricane Andrew came to Florida to wreak havoc on the residents and buildings, the people had
Mount Rushmore -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It is a great sight to see for the first time the faces of four presidents of our country carved int
The Tidal Bore -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
At Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, one can witness this most unusual phenomenon: the tidal bore from
Use What You Have -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It is a striking fact that God has different ideas from us on how to accomplish a difficult task.
"God Owns My Business" -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
These words of Stanley Tam, Lima, Ohio, mystify some people.
The Love Of God -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Years ago a mad man was reported to have written these words for a great hymn:
Goodwill Industries -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Elmer E. Helmes had graduated from Boston University School of Theology in A.D.
The Compost Pile -- A Miracle -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
What about the compost pile in the backyard? It's almost a secret.
The First UFO -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Some people think that UFOs are twentieth century phenomena, possible aliens invading our planet.
The Angel In Ebony -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Ask any student or graduate of Taylor University in Indiana who Sammy Morris was, and you will hear
But In Spite Of ... -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
What a drastic sign of racism and hatred has been the burning of Black churches, predominantly in th
Recycling The Universe -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The idea of recycling metal cans, plastic milk bottles, and newspapers has saved us all money and ha

Illustration

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Free Sermon Illustrations for May 2, 2010 from SermonStudio -- John 13:31-35, Revelation 21:1-6, Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2010
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Free Sermon Illustrations for May 30, 2010 from SermonStudio -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- 2010
Instead of the triune, self-giving God at the center of our lives, the self-seeking god we idolize a

Inspirational

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Inherit the wind -- Proverbs 11:29 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Inherit the windLocation: Proverbs 11:29
With God all things are possible -- Mark 10:27 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: With God all things are possibleLocation: Mark 10:27
Eat, drink, and be merry -- 1 Corinthians 15:32 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Eat, drink, and be merry
Stick out your tongue -- Isaiah 57:4 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Stick out your tongueLocation: Isaiah 57:4 (NRSV)
It is more blessed to give than to receive -- Acts 20:35 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: It is more blessed to give than to receive
Woe is me! -- Psalm 120:5 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Woe is me! Location: Psalm 120:5
The eleventh hour -- Matthew 20:6 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: The eleventh hourLocation: Matthew 20:6
Stiffnecked -- Acts 7:51 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: StiffneckedLocation: Acts 7:51
A little lower than the angels -- Psalm 8:5 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: A little lower than the angelsLocation: Psalm 8:5
Money is the root of all evil -- 1 Timothy 6:10 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Money is the root of all evilLocation: 1 Timothy 6:10
Judge not, that you be not judged -- Matthew 7:1 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Judge not, that you be not judgedLocation: Matthew 7:1
Wolves in sheep's clothing -- Matthew 7:15 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Wolves in sheep's clothingLocation: Matthew 7:15
Everyone has a cross to bear -- Luke 9:23 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Everyone has a cross to bearLocation: Luke 9:23
A still small voice -- 1 Kings 19:11-12 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: A still small voiceLocation: 1 Kings 19:11-12
Alpha and Omega -- Revelation 1:8 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Alpha and OmegaLocation: Revelation 1:8
A multitude of sins -- James 5:20 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: A multitude of sinsLocation: James 5:20
Judgment day -- John 12:48 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Judgment dayLocation: John 12:48
You are the salt of the earth -- Matthew 5:13 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: You are the salt of the earthLocation: Matthew 5:13
Faith can move mountains -- 1 Corinthians 13:2 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Faith can move mountainsLocation: 1 Corinthians 13:2
The straight and narrow -- Matthew 7:13-14 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: The straight and narrowLocation: Matthew 7:13-14
As a lamb to the slaughter -- Isaiah 53:7 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: As a lamb to the slaughterLocation: Isaiah 53:7
My cup runneth over -- Psalm 23:5 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: My cup runneth overLocation: Psalm 23:5
Keep the faith -- 2 Timothy 4:7 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Keep the faithLocation: 2 Timothy 4:7
You can't take it with you -- 1 Timothy 6:7 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: You can't take it with youLocation: 1 Timothy 6:7 (NRSV)
The fat of the land -- Genesis 45:18 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: The fat of the landLocation: Genesis 45:18

Intercession

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FOR COMFORT IN TIME OF GRIEF -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Creator God, the source of our life and the hope of our souls, we come bringing the burden of grief
FOR HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gracious God, who came to the aid of your people in times past, we call upon you for help and delive
FOR HEALING -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Blessed Savior, you understand the pain of bodily hurt, you know the feel of torn flesh.
FOR HEALING -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Loving Savior, we come to you in supplication for the healing of your child ______________.
FOR SAFE TRAVEL -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Merciful God, who led your people of old safely to the promised land, guide and protect us every ste
FOR RELIEF FROM DEPRESSION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Comforter and guide, who has promised to be with us wherever life takes us, be present even in this
FOR HEALING A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of tender care, who brought healing to many who were broken in heart and mind, come and mend thi
FOR EMPLOYMENT -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Creator of the universe, you are the one who inspires my mind, fills my soul and puts my hands to wo
FOR EMPLOYMENT -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Jesus, my Savior and friend, you have been with me through all the days of study, when it seemed I w
FOR UNITY IN THE FAMILY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of love, who brought together people from many places to be a family, who caused us human beings
FOR FAMILY MEMBERS LEAVING ON ASSIGNMENT OVERSEAS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Almighty Savior, who by your grace keeps us together in heart, even when we are apart, keep safe the
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Guard and protect our child, dear Lord, as s/he begins this new experience of school.
FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gracious God, you move us through higher phases of learning so that we may gain the knowledge we nee

Lent/Easter

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Into The Wilderness -- Anne W. Anderson -- 2007
Introduction
We Are But Ashes -- Jonah 3:1-10, Luke 18:9-14, Psalm 51 -- William Luoma -- 2007
Introduction
Your King Comes! -- Janice Bennett Wyatt -- 2007
Worship Service
Crown Him Lord Of All! -- Zechariah 9:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 24 -- William Luoma -- 2007
Introduction
Like A Rose -- Luke 22 -- Lynne Cragg -- 2007
Worship ServicePrelude "Were You There?"
A Table, A Garden, And A Courtroom -- Leonard V. Kalkwarf -- 2007
Production Notes
It Seems Like Just Yesterday! -- Isaiah 43:1-5, 2 Corinthians 4:18 -- Pamela D. Williams -- 2007
Introduction
Faces -- Michelle Griep -- 2007
CharactersBiblical character Judas Roman Guard
Extinguished -- Luke 22:14--23:56, John 19, Psalm 103 -- Anne W. Anderson -- 2007
Introduction
Sing To The Lord A New Song -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Howard Eshbaugh -- 2007
Call To WorshipLeader: Praise the Lord, all nations.
He Is Risen Indeed! -- Jonah 2:1-10, Luke 24:1-12 -- William Luoma -- 2007
Introduction
The Big Secret -- Matthew 26:57-50 -- Michelle Griep -- 2007
Notes This Easter monologue is an interpretation of Matthew 26:57-50.

Liturgy

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ADVENT CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY I -- Isaiah 42:5-9, Isaiah 40:1-5, Isaiah 55:1-7, Luke 1:46b-55 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
FIRST SUNDAY -- THE CANDLE OF ANTICIPATION
ADVENT CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY II -- Psalm 130:7-8, Psalm 95:1-2 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
FIRST SUNDAY -- THE CANDLE OF HOPE
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE -- Luke 1:68-79, Isaiah 11:1-9, Luke 1:26-38 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
THE CALL
EPIPHANY SERVICE -- John 1:14 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
THE BLESSING OF THE GIFTS
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE -- Psalm 103:1-5 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
The season of Lent is the time in between two important celebrations of the Christian church.
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE -- Isaiah 53:1-9, Matthew 5:43-48, Luke 23:35-43, John 19:25-27 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
A THREE-HOUR SERVICE ON THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRISTSILENT MEDITATION

Marriage Ceremony

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A SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GREETING

Meditations

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Taking Time to Love -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
Sunday Dinner with the Family of God -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
I remember my junior high school best friend, Bobby Hillman.
Fingerprints on the Chalice -- Luke 22:14-20 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
A while ago, while at a three-day pastor's retreat, I overheard two young pastors discussing what ha
Who Holds the Keys to the Kingdom? -- Luke 14:12-15 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
Not long ago I met with a student pastor whom I was supervising.
The Kingdom of God Is Like ... a Joke! -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
The story of the good Samaritan is perhaps the most misunderstood of all Jesus' parables.
The Still Small Voice -- 1 Kings 19:1-19a -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
Paul Tillich, the great American theologian, said: 'Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of
Jesus Is Made Known in the Breaking of the Bread -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
Luke's narrative here is one of those narratives that we can easily picture.
Breakfast on the Beach -- John 21:1-17 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
There is a handful of narratives about Jesus' appearance after the empty tomb.
Small Church Communion -- Acts 2:42-47 -- Steven E. Burt -- 1990
A while ago I attended a wedding at a Roman Catholic church on suburban Long Island.

Memorial

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MEMORIAL SERVICE -- Psalm 103 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
CALL TO WORSHIPLeader: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

Men's Day

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LITANY FOR MEN'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Leader: You made us male and female in your image and we praise you, dear God.

Monologues

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William Bradford Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
Willa Cather wrote, "The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman." And in a v
Christopher Columbus Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
Five hundred years ago a man dreamed of reaching the east by sailing west.
Martin Luther Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
On July 6, 1415, Prague preacher John Huss was led to the stake to be burned as a heretic.
Saint Patrick Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
At one time nearly 100 years ago the nation of Ireland suffered a severe potato blight.
Saint Nicholas Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
(Saint Nicholas, in his vestments, proceeds in to the beautiful taped fanfare of a Christmas song.
Paul Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
His name is Saul, Hebrew meaning "loaned." He was named after an earlier Saul, the first king of Isr
Tenth Leper Speaks! -- Stephen M. Crotts -- 2003
(Levi ben Judah walks into the nave in a three-piece suit, wearing a fedora and carrying a leather b
Standing In Reflected Light -- John 1:35-42; 6:5-9; 12:20-22 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Have you ever heard someone introduced as "John, the husband of the famous Rachel So-and-So?" That c
The Doubter -- John 20:19-29 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
My name is Thomas, but people have always called me "the twin," because I am a twin.
All Things To All People -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
I was raised to believe that if you did what you believed to be right, God would bless you by making
The Lepers' Friend -- John 15:12-17 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
When I was a child, we used to ice skate for hours in the winter on the canals near my home.
Chapter One -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
How does one take an old and familiar story regarding supernatural events that took place centuries
Chapter Ten -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Often, those remembered as heroes by the church have been clergy.
Chapter Eleven -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Most informed church people of my generation have at least heard of Albert Schweitzer.
Chapter Twelve -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
So much of what we hear about politicians and world leaders causes us to question whether there are
Chapter Two -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Some books of Scripture present us with quite a challenge if we wish to present our audience with a
Chapter Three -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Old Testament prophets are often depicted as stern preachers of doom.
Chapter Four -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Certainly there are many stories in Scripture which should be presented from the perspective of the
Chapter Five -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
The world is often cruel to children and other innocents. It did not end with Herod.
Chapter Six -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
During the season of Advent the Lectionary provides numerous opportunities for a sermon about John t
Chapter Seven -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Judas has long been an enigma.
Chapter Eight -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Bible dictionaries and commentaries are able to give us a little extra-biblical information about Po
Chapter Nine -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
Many people are acquainted with the fact that there was once a gentle soul by the name of Francis of
Father Of The Faithful -- Genesis 12-25 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
A name can be a difficult thing to live up to.
Never On Sunday -- Hebrews 11:32--12:2 -- David G. Rogne -- 2001
I've experienced some paralysis in my left leg in recent days, some halting in my speech, and there

Mother's Day

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LITANY FOR MOTHER'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Leader: God of tender care, on this day of celebration, we praise you for our mothers.

Observance

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Observance Of The Birthday Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Jonah 2:2-9, Revelation 21:1-7 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
(This liturgy is written intentionally for use in an interfaith setting.)

Pageant

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Here We Come To Bethlehem -- Anne W. Anderson, Nelson Chamberlain, Sharon Cathcart, Linda Buff, Pamela Honan Peterson -- 2004
A Christmas Pageant For The Whole Congregation by Pamela Honan Peterson
Choices -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 2004
Characters Oldest Child Father Younger Child Mother
A Service Of Love -- J.B. Quisenberry -- 1996
Production Notes
What Is His Name? -- Mary Lu Warstler -- 1996
Notes

Pastoral Resources

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Fifty-two Card Pick-up -- John 13:1-11 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Appropriate Time: Easter week*
Yesterday I Stomped On A Frog -- Isaiah 42:5 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
What To Do With A Chocolate Chip Cookie? -- Isaiah 58:6-10 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Halloween Crop Walk or any
Love Conquers All -- Romans 12:17-21, Luke 23:32-34 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Appropriate Day or Season: Easter, any Sunday
Overcoming Temptation -- Exodus 20 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
The Good Samaritan,* Part I -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
The Loving Warlock (The Good Samaritan, Part II) -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Introduction: This time we'll retell the story of the Good Samaritan as Jesus might have told
Baa-Baa -- Luke 15:1-7 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
It's Not All That Easy -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
A good children's sermon is simple, direct, dramatic, and participatory; it has a single purpose and
Devils Are For Sale, Aren't They? -- Matthew 6:13 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
The Purpose Behind Our Gospel-Telling -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
The Distinctive Character Of The Gospel
Looking For The Devil -- Ephesians 6:13 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
The Art Of Gospel-Telling -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Some of us are naturally talented and others of us are naturally terrified of gospel-telling.
The Story Form As Proclamation -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Using Storytelling In Gospel--Telling
The Ten Commandments Of Gospel--Telling -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
1. Make it your aim for each sermon to leave an impression rather than to make a point.
The Story Of Tom Gobble -- 1 Chronicles 16:34 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Props: A flannel board and pictures of a small turkey and a big turkey
Let's Pretend -- John 14:1ff. -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
These sermons require the listeners to use their imaginations in a vivid way.
Sammy No Share -- Romans 12:21 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: UNICEF/Halloween or any occasion when children are being asked to share with others.
Breaking Pots -- Jeremiah 19:1-11 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Appropriate Day: Independence Day, any Sunday
Show Me How Strong You Are -- Luke 23:34, Matthew 5:38-42 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Lent, any time
Jim, The Promise-Mender -- Hosea 1:2; 2:19-23 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Appropriate Day: Any Sunday
Stilling The Storm -- Matthew 8:23-27 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
A Book Of Words/The Book Of Love -- John 20:30-31 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Given in the tradition of the parable, these sermons require the listeners' actual participation in
God Doesn't Make Telephone Calls -- Isaiah 55:8 -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Season: Any
Adding A Drop Of Love -- Richard J. Coleman -- 2002
Appropriate Day: The First Sunday of Lent or One Great Hour of Sharing

Poems

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Proper 20 -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1990
When I think of the child who was held that day,held in the arms of the Lord,
Epiphany 3 -- Mark 1:14-20 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B -- 1990
'Come and follow me,' said Jesusto the men beside the sea.
How can such things ever be? -- John 3:1-17 -- Andrew Daughters -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1990
Nicodemus said to Jesus,'How can such things ever be?How can I be born again
Proper 4 -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 1990
So many laws, ancient and modern,All are important, someone is sure.
Thanksgiving Day -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Andrew Daughters -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 1990
It’s a very nice thing to be thank-full.When you’re full, thanks is easy to say.
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:2148 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
When Jesus sent the demon outand bade him go away,
Ascension Day -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Andrew Daughters -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1990
Only twelve were called,only twelve.Fishermen, a tax collector and such,
Proper 22 -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 1990
How right he was when Jesus said,'The two shall be as one,'
Transfiguration -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Andrew Daughters -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1990
From out the cloud that wrapped them roundthere came to them an awesome sound
Epiphany 5 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1990
When Jesus came to Peter’s house,his moth’r-in-law was sick.
Proper 12 -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1990
Jesus came across the wateras th' apostles rowed in vain,
Proper 23 -- Mark 10:17-30 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1990
Lord, I almost wish you hadn’tsaid the words you said that day,
Trinity Sunday -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Andrew Daughters -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1990
If I should tell you, 'In the airabove the western hills,
Advent 3 -- John 3:23-30 -- Andrew Daughters -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
'I am not the Lord’s Anointed.I can but prepare his way.
Epiphany 6 -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 1990
A leper came to Jesus,a living man, yet dead.He asked the Lord to cleanse him.
Proper 28 -- Mark 13:14-23 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1990
Come follow the Fuhrerand learn to saluteand to march with a flag and a gun
All Saints' Day -- John 11:32-44 -- Andrew Daughters -- All Saints Day - B -- 1990
'Jesus wept.' Had he not heardthat big boys never cry?
Ascension Day -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Andrew Daughters -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1990
'How poor we are,' said Matthew,'In this world where richness counts.'
Epiphany 7 -- Mark 2:1-12 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 1990
Four men came to Jesus,came bringing a friendwho was paralyzed. He could not walk.
Palm Sunday -- Matthew 26:14-66 -- Andrew Daughters -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1990
Whoever first put up a crossand hung a man thereon,was in the devil's service
Proper 24 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
James and John were fishermen,the sons of Zebedee.
Christ the King -- John 18:33-37 -- Andrew Daughters -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1990
What kind of a Kingdom has Jesus?No castle nor palace has he.
Epiphany 8 -- Mark 2:18-22 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1990
There are times and there are seasonsand God only knows the reasons
Pentecost -- John 7:37-39a -- Andrew Daughters -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1990
Holy Spirit, Living Water,flowing from the Father's throne,
Proper 25 -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1990
Blind Bartimaeus, hearing Jesus pass,let out a shout,'You Son of David, pity me

Prayer

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Prayers For Peace -- Frank Ramirez -- 2006
One: Lord, we come before you humbly, without all the answers, but trusting in your goodness
Prayers In Ordinary Times -- Frank Ramirez -- 2006
God of light, God of truth, abide with us as evening falls.
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.
Thanksgiving Sunday (1) -- 2003
God of our pilgrim parents,we thank you for the legacy of this land:
Communion Sunday (1) -- 2003
O Great and Mysterious God,you have shown the power of your love
Mother's Day (1) -- 2003
O Great and Wonderful God,you are long-suffering and forgiving.
Commissioning A Youth Mission Trip -- 2003
O Great God of justice and mercy,you have called us to be a pilgrim people, to venture
Church Musicians -- 2003
Artisan of the Air,God of Song and Spirit,speak to us in the symphony of sound,
Wedding Prayer -- 2003
God of grace and glory,You have brought together _____________ and ______________
Teach Us To Pray -- 2003
O God of Love, we ask you to teach us to pray.
For Social Responsibility (1) -- 2003
O Lord, we have seen your faceshining through the dark, wet eyes of African children
University Alumni Founders Day -- 2003
We are thankful, O Lord, for the days of our lives that are
For Liberation (1) -- 2003
From our prisons we shout, from our cages we cry,"You are the Lord, giver of mercy;
Personal Prayer (1) -- 2003
How like me to go off to write a book of prayersand forget to pray.
For Strangers And Enemies (1) -- 2003
God of our ancestors, Lord of our lives,
Prayers On The Run -- 2003
A. At BreakfastO God of the morning,
Prayers Of The Morning (1) -- 2003
O Lord of Life,out of the night the new day is given.We wake to its call.
Prayers Of The Evening (1) -- 2003
In the stillness of the evening,in the quiet of the night
Prayers For Courage And Hope (1) -- 2003
O God of Hope,the turbulent waters of life wear us out.
Prayers For Deliverance (1) -- 2003
Teach us to know your patience, O God, and to trustyour deliverance.
Prayers For Personal Honesty (1) -- 2003
God of gentle dreams and awesome space,

Preaching

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Proper 13 / Pentecost 11 / Ordinary Time 18 -- 2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:24-35 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 2018
Theme of the DayBeing fed by our Lord and the companionship it brings.
Proper 25 / Ordinary Time 30 -- Matthew 22:34-46, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayIt's what God does, not what we do, that counts!
Reformation Day -- John 8:31-36, Romans 3:19-28, Psalm 46 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Reformation Sunday - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayFreedom! Collect of the Day
All Saints Day -- Matthew 5:1-12, 1 John 3:1-3, Revelation 7:9-17, Psalm 34:1-10, 22 -- Mark Ellingsen -- All Saints Day - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayInspired by the saints and the love of God.
Proper 26 / Ordinary Time 31 -- Matthew 23:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13, Joshua 3:7-17, Psalm 43, Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayThe marvelous things God's word does.
Proper 27 / Ordinary Time 32 -- Matthew 25:1-13, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, Psalm 78:1-7 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayThe difference relating to God makes.
Proper 28 / Ordinary Time 33 -- Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Judges 4:1-7, Psalm 123 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayServing God His way. Collect of the Day
Christ the King Sunday -- Matthew 25:31-46, Ephesians 1:15-23, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Psalm 100 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayThe good news of the reign of Christ.
Thanksgiving Day -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, Psalm 65 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Theme of the DayWhat thankfulness does to us. Collect of the Day
Lent 4 -- Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Proper 10 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayIt's all in God's hands! Collect of the Day
Lent 5 -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayWith God, you get more than what you asked for.
Proper 11 / Pentecost 8 / Ordinary Time 16 -- 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayAll are one. Collect of the Day
Passion / Palm Sunday (Lent 6) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayGod's love shines through the cross and changes us.
Proper 12 / Ordinary Time 17 / Pentecost 9 -- 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21, Psalm 14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayWe're all in the same boat! Collect of the Day
Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayWhat God does to get us to love.
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Good Friday - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayA vulnerable God struggles to overcome our sin.
Proper 14 / Pentecost 11 / Ordinary Time 19 -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, Ephesians 4:25--5:2, John 6:35, 41-51 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayUnited in the grace of Christ. Collect of the Day
Easter Sunday -- Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayEaster surprises. Collect of the Day
Proper 15 / Pentecost 12 / Ordinary Time 20 -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayMore about the bread that brings life, wisdom, and unity.
Easter 2 -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Proper 16 / Pentecost 13 / Ordinary Time 21 -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayAn almighty, caring God who dwells among us.
Easter 3 -- Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Proper 17 / Pentecost 14 / Ordinary Time 22 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayA love that changes lives. Collect of the Day
Easter 4 -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day

Sacrament

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BAPTISM OF AN ADULT -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GATHERING
AN ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
THE MEANING OF CONFIRMATION
CELEBRATING THE APPOINTMENT OF A PASTOR -- Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:11-16 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of th
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Psalm 95:1-2, Psalm 96, Psalm 98, Psalm 100 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
"O come let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Self Help

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The Liberated Women Companions Of Jesus -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, fro
Mothers -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
What's A Mother To Do?
Women Who Love Too Much -- Or Too Little -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Mary And Martha: Nine To Five, Five To Nine -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things: one thing is needful.
Fashionable Motherhood -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels ...
America, Apple Pie, And The Disposable Mother -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"If a man tells his father or his mother, what you would have gained from me is Corban (that is, giv
Families, Motherhood, And Apple Pie -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." -- Luke 8:21
From Generation To Generation: The Faith Of Our Mothers -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your moth
The Inward Woman -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold and wearing of fine
What's A Father To Do? -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her ...
The Struggle To Honor Fathers -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given
The Ambiguities Of Fatherhood -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), "that it may be well
Fashionable Fatherhood -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for t
Fathering In Feminist Times -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
On Fathering Prodigals And Others -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Fathering Number One Types And Number Two Types -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
"Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Murphy Brown And The Absent Father Syndrome -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her ...
In Search Of The Perfect Father -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Honor your father and mother ...
Projecting From Father Failure To Divine Father -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
It is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if childre
Iron John And Plastic Pete -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Bid the older men be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
Tapestry -- Weaving The Many Colors Of Love -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Life is like a tapestry, intricate and varied in pattern and design, woven in many colors of love, a
The Inward Man -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.
Greed, Grace, And Goal Lines -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good and evil, a

Sermon

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A Breeze In The Dark -- John 3:1-17 -- William G. Carter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 2018
In his autobiography, actor Alec Guinness tells a story that might keep every pastor and church scho
Clearing the Eyes -- John 9:1-41 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
The scripture today is one of honest inquiry but turns quickly to a realization that what the discip
But What of Lazarus? -- John 11:1-45 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
There is a cave. It is a tomb. There is a stone. It must be rolled away.
Learning to Walk in the Dark -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
If we take away nothing new from the Passion story this year let us take away this: through it we ca
Loving Made Real -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2017
The lectionary gives us two types of traditional texts for our Maundy Thursday services over the spa
Friday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Good Friday - A -- 2017
It doesn’t matter how many times I read, listen to, or watch a biography of Abraham Lincoln I am alw
I’ve Seen the Lord -- John 20:1-18 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
You and I come here for a variety of different reasons this Easter morning.
The Lamb -- Revelation 7:9-17 -- Argile Smith -- All Saints Day - A -- 2017
Have you ever heard of a man named Polycarp? Don't feel badly if you haven't.
For the Glow of It -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2017
Our Ash Wednesday service is full of rich symbols.
Don't Give In -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
A colleague in ministry, nearing retirement, said something startling to me.
Nicodemus Came By Night -- John 3:1-17 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Nicodemus came by night. Why by night? Why in darkness?In her book
Listening 101 -- John 4:5-42 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Somewhere in my life I heard someone say something like, “The challenge with John (the gospel writer
Charged with Grandeur -- Genesis 1--2, Psalm 8 -- Christopher Keating -- 2016
Copied on the front of the bulletin were verses from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem, “C
Defeating Discouragement -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Yard sales are interesting to me.
Does Prayer Make Any Difference? -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
I want to address a subject that many of us struggle with — prayer.
Unstoppable Love -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 2015
If I could only preach one sermon, my point would be Jesus loves us more than we could ever imagine
Prayer Changes Things -- Mark 2:1-12 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 2015
Dr.
Learn to Play Again -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2015
A group of theologians and scholars once cornered C.S.
True North -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2015
Sha Jahan was the emperor of India during the 1600s. When he lost his wife he was devastated.
The Cost of Discipleship -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 2015
Sha Jahan was the emperor of India during the 1600s. When he lost his wife he was devastated.
Actors -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- John Jamison -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 2015
Whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and
Simple Faith? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John Jamison -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
It all sounds so simple. It’s just so nice, so easy, and so straightforward; almost comfortable.
The Bethsaida Boys -- Mark 8:31-38 -- John Jamison -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
After Jesus was baptized by John, he went to spend time in the desert lands east of the Jordan River
Zeal! -- John 2:13-22 -- John Jamison -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Have you ever had one of those times when you had just had enough?
Rebirth -- John 3:14-21 -- John Jamison -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
The city of Jerusalem was packed with strangers during the Passover feast, so you could walk a long

Spirituality

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Celebrating God's Grace -- Romans 5:1 -- John T. Collins -- 2009
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Growth Factor -- Luke 13:18-21 -- John T. Collins -- 2009
He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it?
Groups: Friendships, Family, And Fellowship -- Acts 2:44-47 -- John T. Collins -- 2009
All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions an
Our God-Given Giftedness -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 -- John T. Collins -- 2009
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but t
Good Stewardship: Giving Our Best -- 1 Timothy 6:7 -- John T. Collins -- 2009
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
The First Hole -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Awe came upon everyone.... -- Acts 2:43
Take Some Lessons -- 2 Timothy 3:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful.... -- 2 Timothy 3:16
Equipped To Play -- Ephesians 6:11 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Put on the whole armor of God. -- Ephesians 6:11
The Upside Of The Practice-- Performance Equation -- Galatians 6:7b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You reap whatever you sow. -- Galatians 6:7b
The Downside Of The Practice -- Performance Equation -- Romans 8:28 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God....
Take Dead Aim -- Hebrews 12:2 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. -- Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
Be The Ball -- Galatians 2:20 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
... I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. -- Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
Every Shot I Ever Hit -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Do this in remembrance of me. -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b
Apocalyptic Moments -- Galatians 5:22-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The fruit of the Spirit is.... -- Galatians 5:22-23
Mind Your Manners -- Matthew 7:12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.... -- Matthew 7:12
God Knows! -- 2 Samuel 12:7 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You are the man! -- 2 Samuel 12:7
Leave It On The Course -- 1 Timothy 3:5 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
If someone does not know how to manage.... -- 1 Timothy 3:5
A Positive Addiction -- Romans 1:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
I am not ashamed of the gospel.... -- Romans 1:16
Holing Out -- 2 Timothy 4:6b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The time of my departure has come. -- 2 Timothy 4:6b

Stories

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The Incomparable Christ -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2009
Life was difficult. It always was for prisoners. There were meager rations and hard labor.
Life After Life -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
In an ever-lengthening pastoral ministry, I have had occasion to officiate more funerals than I can
Eyes Up! -- Luke 21:25-36 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
A bit of a contrast, isn't it? The sweet strains of "Away In A Manger" followed by "...
Remember! -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2009
Oft in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me,
Love Your Enemy? -- Luke 6:27-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2009
Are You Kidding, Lord?
Divine Dynamite -- Acts 1:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2009
"You will receive power ..." (Acts 1:8).
The Jump To Judgment -- Luke 6:39-49 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Mr.
A Faith That Makes A Difference -- Acts 16:16-34 -- David E. Leininger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
This familiar account of the conversion of the Philippian jailer begins with Paul and Silas curing t
The Business Of The Church -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- David E. Leininger -- 2009
Is there one simple answer to the question "What is the business of the church"?
The Legacy Of Jesus -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- David E. Leininger -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
A certain widow expected to inherit all her late husband's wealth.
Life In The Valley -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- David E. Leininger -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2009
The story of the transfiguration is one of those passages that have given the phrase "mountaintop ex
It's All In The Perspective -- Psalm 8 -- David E. Leininger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have se
The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2009
Several years ago there was a huge literary uproar over A Million Little Pieces (New York: An
Choosing A God -- 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29) 30-39 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2009
For sheer drama, there is little in fact or fiction that can surpass the stories of Elijah in 1 King
The Church Should Go To Hell! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Many churches, as part of their routine of worship, engage in the "passing of the peace." The practi
Year-Round Christmas -- 1 Kings 17:1-24 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
"When elephants fight, the grass suffers." So goes an old African proverb.1 The elephants in questio
Hoping For A Hug -- Luke 13:31-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Jerusalem was not far now.
The Forgiveness Business -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
It's a wonderful story. At least, it is to me. Others might not like it so well.
Stone Drunk And Naked -- Genesis 9 -- James Mckarns -- 2009
The gallon wine jug was lying uncorked, on its side, drained dry by the bleary-eyed sailor stretched
The Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
An intriguing text.
Our Family Inheritance -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2009
We speak of being "baptized into Christ." Baptized ... wanna fight? Let's talk about baptism.
Good-bye, Hagar -- Genesis 16-21 -- James Mckarns -- 2009
"Send that Egyptian woman and her boy from my sight," Sarah demanded of her husband, Abraham.
Sonny Moneybags -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
This text has been described as the greatest short story ever written.
Lust -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
Remember the furor that arose a few years ago when Jimmy Carter was interviewed by Playboy ma
The Saga Of Sodom -- Genesis 19 -- James Mckarns -- 2009
Abraham's favorite nephew was Lot, the son of his brother, Haran, who had died at an early age, leav

Thanksgiving Day

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THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION -- Psalm 67:1, 3-7, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
(This service has been written intentionally for use in an interfaith setting.)

Thanksgiving Prayer

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FOR SAFE ARRIVAL -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We thank you, gracious God, for your presence with us on our journey, and for your loving care which
FOR SAFE RETURN FROM A PERILOUS JOURNEY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God our protector, by your guidance and in your presence we have made it to the end of this journey.
FOR SAFE DELIVERY AFTER A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of all life, who delivered our ancestors through toil and trouble, we thank you for the safe del
FOR SUCCESSFUL SURGERY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Loving Jesus, who healed the sick and cured all manner of diseases, we thank you for your healing to
FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL OR EXAM -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Wisdom God, we thank you for opening our minds to the understanding of the lessons that we have been
FOR COMPLETION OF THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Loving Jesus, you who gave us a new model of family, thank you for bringing ______________ into our
FOR A COUPLE STARTING OUT -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We come together in your love, O God, thanking you for the love we feel for each other that has brou
FOR A COUPLE REUNITED AFTER SEPARATION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of grace and glory, we come in thanksgiving for the fresh opportunity you have given us to live
FOR A NEW HOME -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gentle Jesus, who yourself was without a permanent home, we thank you for this home that you have pr
FOR SATISFACTION OF A MORTGAGE -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Generous God, you have provided for us through all the years, and you have brought us to this moment
FOR A NEW JOB -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of the ages, who gave us hands to work for you, minds to receive your thoughts and hearts to do
FOR A NEW CAR -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We thank you, O God, for this vehicle, which you have provided for us to travel as we go about our l

Unison Prayer

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MORNING PRAYER -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Thank you for the new day, for the morning sun and the sparkling dew.
ANY TIME DURING THE DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
For the hours of day that have come and gone, we give you grateful thanks, O God.
EVENING PRAYER -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
As the sun sinks silently from our view, and as the evening stars begin to appear, we come to you in
CHURCH MEETING OPENING -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We have come together, Holy One, bringing the gifts you give us to be used in the service of your ch
END OF MEETING CLOSING PRAYER -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
For the time we have spent in your presence here, we give you thanks, O God.
CHURCH SCHOOL PROMOTION -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We have reached another milestone of learning, dear God, and we give you thanks for all that has bee
CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHERS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Great teacher, you called your disciples together and imparted your Word to them so that they might
WORKERS IN THE CHURCH -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Thank you, God, for these persons who have been called to the various offices in your church.
NEW PASTOR -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Lord, we thank you for all those who have served as pastors in this church over the years.
FOR MOTHERS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Life-giving God, whose tender care has defined for all time the role of mothers, we give you thanks
MOTHER'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God, our mother, thank you for the human mothers you have placed in our lives.
MOTHER'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gentle God, you nurture us in the womb of your compassion, you feed us from your storehouse of love,
FOR FATHERS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God our creator, the source of all life, we thank you for those whom we call father.
FATHER'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Father of all, we celebrate your gift of fatherhood this day.
FATHER'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of all, you model for us the qualities that we would want in our fathers.
FOR PARENTS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God, our mother and our father, we bless you for the fullness of care provided by our parents.
FOR PARENTS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Heavenly parent, you made us in your image and likeness, and set the example of care and nurture for
FOR GRANDPARENTS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Gracious God, you have blessed us with these special persons, our grandparents, who have been a have
A NEW YEAR -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of all seasons, who gives us the minutes and hours and days of our lives, we come to you in this
CHRISTMAS GATHERING -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We gather in festive joy gracious God, celebrating the birth of our Savior and the gift of life you
CHRISTMAS DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Giver of all gifts, for the gift of your son Jesus Christ as a child into our world, for the gift of
CLOSING OF A YEAR -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
We come again, dear God, to the close of a year.
FOR PEACE -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Life-giving God, whose desire for your children is that we live together in harmony, grant us peace
FOR JUSTICE -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
God of the ages, you who desire justice for all people, look with compassion upon those for whom jus
FOR DISCERNMENT -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
O Wisdom on high, open our eyes to your truth, open our ears to your word, open our minds to your pr

Wedding Vow

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RENEWAL OF WEDDING VOWS -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
GATHERING

Women's Day

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LITANY FOR WOMEN'S DAY -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
Leader: Creator of life, you call us women and men to be full persons in your sight.

Worship

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Prayer Of The Church, Advent 4 -- Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 -- Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2020
Pastor: Advent God: We praise and thank you for the word of promise spoken long ago by your prophet
Ash Wednesday Worship Service -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, Joel 2:12-19, Psalm 51 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
Opening Hymn "Chief of Sinners Though I Be" First Lesson
THE FIRST MIDWEEK SERVICE -- Matthew 26:14-15, 21-26, 45-50, Psalm 38 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of Judas Disciple and Betrayer of Jesus
THE SECOND MIDWEEK SERVICE -- Matthew 14:22-30 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of Peter Matthew 14:22-30; 17:29-36; 26:67-75
THE THIRD MIDWEEK SERVICE -- John 11:44-53 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of Caiaphas, High Priest John 11:44-53; Matthew 26:57-66
THE FOURTH MIDWEEK SERVICE -- Matthew 14:1-11 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of Herod, Tetrarch of Jerusalem
THE FIFTH MIDWEEK -- John 18:28-38, Matthew 27:15-26 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of Pontius Pilate, Roman Governor of Israel
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE -- Matthew 26:17-29, Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 22 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
Opening Hymn "O Jesus, I Have Promised" No. 503
GOOD FRIDAY -- Matthew 27:32-54 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
The Witness of the Crowd Matthew 27:32-54 Opening Hymn
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE -- Matthew 28:1-10, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Beth Huener -- 2011
A Witness to the Resurrection Opening Hymn
Proper 16 / Ordinary Time 21 / Pentecost 14 -- Jeremiah 1:4-10, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17, Psalm 71:1-6 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem.
Ash Wednesday -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, Psalm 51:1-17 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2009
A single song is being reflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Proper 17 / Ordinary Time 22 / Pentecost 15 -- Jeremiah 2:4-13, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14, Psalm 81:1, 10-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Lent 1 -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Proper 18 / Ordinary Time 23 / Pentecost 16 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Lent 2 -- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 27 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Proper 19 / Ordinary Time 24 / Pentecost 17 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Lent 3 -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Proper 20 / Ordinary Time 25 / Pentecost 18 -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13, Psalm 79:1-9 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Lent 4 -- Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, Psalm 32 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Proper 21 / Ordinary Time 26 / Pentecost 19 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Lent 5 -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Psalm 126 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Proper 22 / Ordinary Time 27 / Pentecost 20 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Palm Sunday / Sunday Of The Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2009
Call To Worship
Proper 23 / Ordinary Time 28 / Pentecost 21 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,

Worship Service

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Celebrating The Lord's Day -- Luke 1:46b-55 -- David M. Oliver -- 2003
Opening SentenceLuke 1:46-48, The Message
Observance Of The Birthday Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Jonah 2:2-9, Revelation 21:1-7 -- Gennifer Benjamin Brooks -- 1996
(This liturgy is written intentionally for use in an interfaith setting.)

Youth Resources

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The Cloaking Device -- Numbers 32:23 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
This sketch is not really about cars and a cloaking device.
The Role Of Discipline -- 1 Corinthians 9:25 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Hattie:Hi, Earl. I hear you're not leading the junior highs in music anymore.
Images -- Galatians 1:10 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
This sketch is not really about politics, although it could apply.
Lifemodes Of The Affluent And Illustrious -- Proverbs 23:4-5 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:James BleachWinthrop J. Charleton IIIHarry Silverspoon
The Project -- Proverbs 12:15 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:ThomasMyrtleScruggsEloiseThomas:
The Remnant -- Romans 14:10 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:Herbert Funkhauser, Roving ReporterFirst FundySecond Fundy
The Repair -- James 1:22 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:TillySeymourSetting:Tilly's kitchen
Two Doors -- Matthew 7:13-14 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:The Voice of ChoiceAthleteCheatMarried coupleInquirer
Wings Of Eagles -- Proverbs 29:23 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:Narrow Way McRayCoach PoundersThree ToughsThree Passersby
The Wish -- James 1:2-3 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:DwightValerieGenieGuy from audience
Does It Matter? Tilly And Irvette -- Romans 6:1-2 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Irvette: What a message this morning totally bad!Tilly: Yeah, Irvette.
Gwendolyn And Frances -- Ephesians 2:10< -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Gwendolyn: That was quite a message, wasn't it, Frances?Frances: Uh-huh.
Stockwell And Ralph -- 2 Thessalonians 3:10 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Ralph: Great message! Pastor was right on this morning.
The Dungeon -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:ValaAthenaManSetting:
Forgiveness -- Matthew 6:15 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Characters:HortenseBradley
Hattie And Earl Reviving The Spark -- Timothy 1:6 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Hattie:What are you doing, Earl?
Starting -- Luke 14:10-11 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Earl: (Slamming the phone down) That's it. I quit!Hattie:
Focusing In -- Matthew 6:33 -- Robert Alan Ward -- 1998
Earl: How could you do that to me? You were supposed to say "five."
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Wayne Brouwer
Each of our lectionary readings for today reminds us that we have forgotten who we are. It may well be that we have offended God, but God is big enough to be able to handle it. What is more important is that we have offended ourselves. We have lost touch with our place in the house of God. We need a high priest who can help us find our way back home.
Wayne Brouwer
Each of our lectionary readings for today reminds us that we have forgotten who we are. It may well be that we have offended God, but God is big enough to be able to handle it. What is more important is that we have offended ourselves. We have lost touch with our place in the house of God. We need a high priest who can help us find our way back home.
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Exodus 20:1-17
This account of the giving of the Ten Commandments prompted John Wesley to comment on the meaning of the first commandment. Apply it with me now to your own life and to the political climate in which we are electing a new president and new congress. The Methodist founder wrote:

The Immediate Word

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For March 3, 2024:

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Frank Ramirez
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me…. (v. 5)

Take a piece of aluminum foil and press down on it with a sharp object, creating letters and words. Make sure you can read it clearly. Then fold the foil in half and in half and in half again. Now use your X-Ray Vision to see through the layers of metal and read the original inscription.

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John Jamison
Object: This message makes a good role play. You will need some cookies, a table, and some play money we will call shekels. Have children play the roles of the seller, a poor person, a woman, a foreigner, and an important, rich person. You just need one seller, and you can use one child for each of the other roles, or if you have the time and children available, you can have as many children play those roles as you like. Split the money among the children playing the non-seller roles.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Justin sighed. It was time for yet another rugby lesson, and he hated playing rugby. He didn't really like any kinds of sport, but rugger was worse than most. It felt to Justin much like a glorified punch-up, and he didn't like to fight.

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James Evans
Psalm 19 celebrates two different media through which God is revealed: nature and the law.

The first part of the psalm calls our attention to the presence of God in nature -- "The heavens are telling the glory of God." The word "glory" is the Hebrew kabod and literally means weight or heaviness. The derived meaning is something akin to "reputation." God's reputation is evident in the heavens.

But reputation for what?

John W. Clarke
Having heard the gospel this morning let me introduce a word from Paul when he said to the church in Ephesus, "And that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love" (Ephesians 3:17 NRSV).

What Paul is saying here is the more Christians know about Christ; the more amazed we are at Christ's love for us. When Jesus lives in our hearts, we discover a love that goes right down into the soil of God's loving revelation and creation.
Mark J. Molldrem
When Neil Armstrong was on the moon, an American flag was planted to signify the accomplishment of his journey. The goal had been established in 1960 to set a man on the moon before the end of the decade. In 1969, that goal was achieved in a most dramatic way.
Paul W. Kummer
These are Ten Commandments that little children know to be true:


1. When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.

2. No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.

3. You can't trust dogs to watch your food.

4. Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time.

5. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

6. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic-tac.

7. When your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.

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