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The wind -- John 3:1-17 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B
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By love and not command -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
I have with me some vinegar. Who would like to taste it? Ugh!
You were ransomed! -- 1 Peter 1:17-23 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls! (hold up the trap) Who can tell me what this is?
Strength comes from the Lord -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Good morning! Have any of you ever seen a cartoon on
Till death do us part -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B
Good morning! Are any of you guys married? (Let them
God's BECAUSE -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
The apostle Paul talks about God's grace. We hear that word
The double dare -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Waking up and getting started -- Romans 13:11-14 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.
Groan for God -- Romans 8:12-25 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have hope? (let them answer) What is hope?
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! Can anybody tell me what we are celebrating
Count your blessings -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Good morning, boys and girls. For many of you today is the
The truth sets you free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever
We're all God's family -- Galatians 4:4-7
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought my family members (or,
The people puzzle -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
I enjoy working on puzzles. They challenge me to take pieces
A baptism and a beginning -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
Today we hear the story of the day Jesus was baptized. How many of you have been baptized?
Forgiveness is great! -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Jesus once told a story about a young man who
Like a butterfly -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! Today is a very special Sunday. Can anybody
Silly! -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Let's pretend this morning. Let's pretend that we believe
Do you have faith? -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C
I need a volunteer to help me with today's lesson. I need to blindfold somebody.
Customs that make us wise -- Luke 2:22-40 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Merry Christmas four days later! Nothing stands still.
Come to the party! -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
Kind words -- 1 Peter 2:19-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
A promise fulfilled -- Romans 9:1-5 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Good morning! Does anyone know what this is? (Show the
You and God fit! -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! Today I brought a puzzle. I like puzzles.
Getting even -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! What if I accidentally fell and scraped my
Remembering -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C
I use this (datebook) a lot because I forget things. This is
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Thomas Willadsen
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Mary Austin
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
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Witness to These Things
by Peter Andrew Smith
Acts 5:27-32

“You need to stop,” Jodi said. “You’re embarrassing yourself.”

Cindy looked up at the three girls surrounding her table in the High School cafeteria. “What are you talking about?”

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Arley K. Fadness
Thomas answered Him, 'my Lord and my God!'(v. 28)

Good morning children,

Did you know it is still Easter? Yes it is. So Happy Easter! (to the congregation)

Happy Easter! (get a response) It is still the Easter season for the fifty days following Easter Sunday. Yaaay!

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
This Sunday’s lessons proclaim that God and his resurrection have their way with us.

Historically the Sunday after Easter was the first Sunday when newly baptized members could be admitted into the fellowship as full members of the church. Consequently the theme of having life determined by something bigger than we are (the resurrection of Jesus) is most appropriate.


Acts 5:27-32
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Acts 5:27-32
This lesson is the story of what the Holy Spirit can do to change lives, the courage the Spirit gave Peter to witness to authorities, the courage given to the Church today to stand up to the powers that be. Regarding the Holy Spirit modern Latin Evangelical theologian Zaida Perez has written:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I shall never forget that moment on February 11, 1990 when Nelson Mandela was freed after nearly 30 years in captivity in South Africa. It was one of those magic moments shared, thanks to television, with the whole world.

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Erskine White
There have been a number of occasions in my life where I have had the opportunity to make a complete fool of myself, and sad to say, I have generally taken full advantage of each one of those opportunities as they came along. I suppose I could prove the point by regaling you with dozens of pertinent stories, but for the sake of preserving your time and my dignity, I will tell you just one.

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