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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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The Very Best Boating Companion of All -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
“And they were filled with great awe...who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
Touch You First! -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2018
“At this they were overcome with amazement.” (v. 42b)
Chosen and Sent -- Matched and Dispatched -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B -- 2018
“He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over th
Truth Tellers -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2018
“It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” (v. 15b)
Sad to Glad -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 2018
“...all who touched it were healed...” (v. 56b)
Lunch for a Bunch -- John 6:1-21 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 2018
“...the people saw the sign that he had done...”
Delicious Bread -- Good, Better, and Best -- John 6:24-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 2018
“...I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry...” (v.
A Greater Baptism -- Mark 1:4-11 -- Wesley T. Runk -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2018
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
Forever Bread -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 2018
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” (v. 51a)
Follow me Kids!  -- Jesus -- John 1:43-51 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B -- 2018
“Jesus said to Philip, 'follow me.'” (v. 43b)
Rock Star Disciple -- John 6:56-69 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2018
“You have the words of eternal life.” (v. 68b)
Let's Go Fishing -- Mark 1:14-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B -- 2018
“And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will make you fish for people.'” (v.
What's Inside a Faithful Heart -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
“....from the human heart...” (v. 21a)
An A Plus Teacher -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
“They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not a
Eph-pha-tha (ef-a-tha) -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphat
Time with God -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2018
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went of
About Losing and Saving -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
“...those who lose their life for my sake...will save it.” (v. 35b)
Listening Loudly -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 2018
“This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” (v. 7b)
Great Greatness -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2018
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me...” (v.37a)
Sprinkle, Sparkle -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2018
“Salt is good; (v. 50a)Good morning boys and girls,
Beloved Just As You Are -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
“And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.'” (
A Smile From God -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2017
Have you ever received one of these on a paper at school?
Listen! -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
Let anyone with ears listen!  (v. 9)Good morning boys and girls,
What's My Name? -- John 1:29-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
How many of you know my name?  But do you know all my names?  I'm also known as Aunt ________.  or U
Wheat And Weeds Separated -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2017
...The Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; bu
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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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Frank Ramirez
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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Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
M Adryael Tong
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
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
“Dream, Pray, Plan” by Frank Ramirez


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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