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Paying attention to warnings -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced eve
Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today I just brought with me my imaginary sheep, Samantha and Henry.
Be patient! -- James 5:7-10 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the present and let
Turning the world upside-down -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to have some fun.
Make me clean! -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B
Good morning! Do you ever have any clothes as dirty as this?
One body, many members -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Good morning! Today I need your help. Trace one of your hands on this paper.
Clean and fresh -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I thought I would bring some laundry today.
Come and see -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
I just love parties, don't you? What are some parties people have?
Showing respect -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some feathers today because I
Active love -- 1 John 3:16-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning! This morning I brought a friend of mine I love
Lip service is not enough -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Have your parents ever given you one of these?
The problem with pride -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Good morning! I brought this trophy to show you today. This
He is risen! -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! What do they call this flower? (Show the
Look for the star -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Today we are going to be like the wise men from the East who
Getting even -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! What if I accidentally fell and scraped my
Bandages and God -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C
Today I wonder if any of you have any "ouchies" -- sores on
We don't have to do this -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I'm going to make an expression
Hebrews 2:10-18 -- In God we trust -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I have three coins in my hands.
Be happy! -- Philippians 4:1-9 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you enjoy eating at
Our inheritance -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought with me this morning something very special to me.
Taking beautiful pictures -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I have something special with me this morning.
Jesus Christ the King -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C
Today is Christ the King Sunday. On this day we celebrate the majesty and power of Jesus Christ.
Rich in so many ways -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what it means to be wealthy?
Working together -- Ephesians 4:1-16 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Good morning! Saint Paul tells us that the church is like a
A gift from God -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something with me this
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For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
  • Second Thoughts: Masked Prophets by Bethany Peerbolte — Being a prophet is not about knowing exactly what will happen in the future. Being a prophet is about seeing the present world clearly and knowing God enough to sense a disconnect.

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Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

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Acts 2:1-21
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

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C. David Mckirachan
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“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
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You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up.

What you will need:
A transparent jar or bowl
A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container)
Sand
Water

In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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