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Breath of God -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
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Making disciples -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
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Don't worry -- Matthew 6:24-34 -- 2008
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A beach home -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
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Taking care of you -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2008
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Can I do it? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
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Birds and hair -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2008
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Welcome -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
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Connected to Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
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NULL -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
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Weeds -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2008
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The kingdom -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2008
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Do something -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2008
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Walking on water -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
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Never give up -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
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Great faith -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2008
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Stumbling blocks -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
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God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
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Always forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
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Healing the blind -- John 9:1-41 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
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God's best friends -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
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God's time -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
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Actions are important -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
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Shiny money -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
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The cornerstone -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
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Children's sermon

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Welcome! -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me... (v. 40a)
Hard Times -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When you see a box of tissues what do you normally think of?
Seeing Jesus Today -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 2017
“...come you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you...” (v.
Instant Obedience -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2017
How many of you have a dog?  Have you ever tried to teach your dog some tricks?  Isn't it amazing ho
Backpack Unpacked -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Is It True? -- John 20:19-31 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Have you ever looked closely at a dollar bill?  Do you know whose picture is on it?
When will it be time? -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but on
Sheep and goats -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2017
Good morning! Can anyone tell me why we are here in church on a Saturday morning?
Someone's Coming -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“The One who is more powerful than I is coming.” (v. 7a)
A Voice shouts "Straighten up" -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'made straight the way of the Lord.'” (
The Very Very Best Gift of all -- Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2017
“And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and laid him in a manger, because there was no roo
Growing up tall, smart and loved -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 2017
“The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom and the favor of God was upon him.” (v
Spiritual vitamins -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Good morning, boys and girls.
If Only -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
How many of you listen to your mom the first time she tells you to do something?
God Is Our Loving Father -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus wants us to know about God our Father
Trusting In God -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
One day when Jesus was with his disciples, they asked him for something.
Jesus, Ruler Of The Universe -- John 12:1-8 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: this miracle reveals that Jesus has authority over the material world
Bad Stuff -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
Does anyone know what this beautiful plant is?
Who Is Greatest? -- Luke 22:14--23:56 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2016
The Point: in God’s kingdom the greatest is a servant of all
Don't Give Up -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Jesus often told his disciples stories to help them learn important lessons.
Love Each Other -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2016
The Point: if you care for the simplest needs of others, you are loving with a humb
Pretty Package -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2016
Does anyone have a birthday today or this coming week or month?
The Truth -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Good Friday - C -- 2016
The Point: the truth is that we all need a Savior
The Climb -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2016
How many of you have ever climbed a tree?
The Empty Tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The Point: the empty tomb was full of good news
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