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Forgiving a debt -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Teachers or Parents: Who is worthy of teaching about
The Pharisees -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
In today's scripture we find Jesus being challenged by the Pharisees, the legal-minded religious lea
Watch out for greed! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
How do we define ourselves? When we think of our lives and our worth, what are the criteria we use?
Till death do us part -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B
Teachers or Parents: The words of Jesus in this week's Gospel
Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials 2-inch white pom-pom 3/4-inch white pom-pom
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: In the middle of all the activity
Heart, soul, mind, strength -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Teachers: Use the portion of scripture, "Love the Lord with
Now you see it, now you don't -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Parents or Teachers: When the sun shines in the summer it is a good time to explore shadows and what
The good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: This Sunday is often called "Good
The meaning of transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Materials:
Follow Jesus -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Teachers or Parents: In today's lesson we learn that some of
We all need God's forgiveness -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Teachers or Parents: Forgiveness is a key to understanding
Tell others -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's gospel lesson is about sharing in
Keys to the kingdom -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Parents and Teachers: This lesson tells the story about Peter
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
What does it mean to put Christ first? What does it mean to carry his cross?
Don't be afraid -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Teachers or Parents: Fear is something we all need to deal
"Jesus heals" -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus heals! During his life on earth,
Not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute
Upon this rock -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Today's reading introduces the word "church." One dictionary defines the word "church" as "the compa
What's your treasure? -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C
There are lots of different kinds of treasures.
With God, it's easy -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B
Teachers or Parents: It has been said that the message of
Pruning the vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials Small piece of tree branch (1 for each child) Tape Markers
Going with God -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Travel is likely to be part of the
The truth makes us free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Teachers: For this activity you will need sticky labels, or
Fill up the valley -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: It is hard to go through an Advent/Christmas season without at least once hearing some of

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Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of
Meanings of names -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2007
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above
In harmony -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony
Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your
Working for each other -- Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and
The last supper -- Luke 22:14-23, 56 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2007
He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I
Sandals -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is
Your heart -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into
Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in
A special gift -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus
Sandals -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials:
Back home -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow
Praying for each other -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2007
In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus
Feet washing -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash
Let it rain -- James 5:7-10 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives th
Pray for your leaders -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
Caring for others -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2007
"Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into
Provoking others -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not
Now or later? -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
... and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" (v.
Responsibility -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is
Jesus' hangout -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the
We are chosen -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
... including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (v. 6)
Sharing riches -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty,
In order -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
But each in his order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who
The greatest -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. (v. 11)
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The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For May 19, 2019:
  • Love Between Our Toes by Bethany Peerbolte — We are called to love from our most authentic selves, in ways that uphold the bonds of Christ while not trying to change others directly.
  • Loving Action by Chris Keating — God’s ever-broadening circles of grace challenge the church to acts of loving action and radical inclusion.

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Wayne Brouwer
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.

“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
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Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
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Bob Ove
Acts 11:1-18
This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. (Acts 11:10)

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Arley K. Fadness
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you.” (v. 34a)

Good morning little children,

Jesus calls his disciples “little children.” Why so? All followers of Jesus are little children — kids, moms, dads, you and me. We are all learning and growing in faith.

So to everybody here this morning, (to the congregation) “Good morning little children.” (congregation may respond with an also to you)

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Frank Ramirez
Peter Andrew Smith
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"Crossing Barriers" by Frank Ramirez
"As I Have Loved You" by Peter Andrew Smith


Crossing Barriers
by Frank Ramirez
Acts 11:1-8

But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' (Acts 11:8)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." In our worship today, let us explore how we can love one another.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, when we show not our love for each other, but our dislike of one another, Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, when we pretend to love one another whilst harbouring hate in our hearts, Christ, have mercy.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.

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