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Listen to God -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 2008
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Serving others -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2008
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Patriotism -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2008
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Good for us -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
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Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
Materials:Thin ribbonRound lollipops
Preparing -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials: Toilet paper rolls Paint Paintbrushes
Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Now or later? -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials: Craft sticks -- around fifty per child Thick glue
Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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A mystery -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
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Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
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Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
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Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
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Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
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Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
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Like a dove -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
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A new man -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
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Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
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Gathering us in -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
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Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
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Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
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Got A Flashlight? -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2017
I want to tell you a story today about two guys that went hiking.  They were two teenage cousins tha
The Kingdom Of Surprises -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2017
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the
Snack Time -- Matthew 5:13-20 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 2017
It's snack time!  (Divide your group in half and give salty items to one group and unsalted items to
Saving Hands -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
“...and he cried out, “Lord save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and saved him.”
Time For Some Weeding -- Matthew 5:21-37 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 2017
It may surprise you that I have my gardening gloves on today as it isn't the time of year for growin
Great Faith -- Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith!
Tight Fisted -- Matthew 5:38-48 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2017
Who thinks they can open up my tight fist? Anyone want to try?
You are Jesus -- that's for sure! -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2017
Simon Peter answered, “You are Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” (v.16)
A Peep Hole -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
I have something to show you today BUT...
How Much is Your Soul Worth? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Secretly -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2017
What do you think of when you see a beautiful present (let kids respond) Maybe birthdays...
Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
Is It Raining? -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
I have an umbrella with me today, not because it is raining outside (or maybe it is!) but I want to
Goals For Jesus -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
How many of you like to play soccer?  How many of you like to be on the winning team?  Our lives are
A Box Of Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
...how often should I forgive?....seventy-seven times...(v. 21b, 21b)
I Want My Mommy -- John 10:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Today I would like you to think of a time when you saw a little toddler crying -- sort of like my pi
Pictures To Show You -- John 3:1-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Isn't it fun to share pictures with each other, particularly if you have just visited a new place an
Math – Jesus' Style -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
...I chose to give to this last the same as I give to you...so the last will be first and th
Focus On The Arrow -- John 14:1-14 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The first words that are in our Bible reading today are, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Dying Of Thirst -- John 4:5-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
We are going to go back in time for our story today.
Who's In Charge? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the e
Excuses, Excuses -- John 14:15-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
I have some mail today! Who would like to open it? Please read what it says.
Worth Waiting For! -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A -- 2017
Can anyone tell me what all of these items have in common?
Mean Lies -- John 9:1-41 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Let's imagine that there is a new student that comes to your school.
The Very Best Of All -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
“The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most
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The Immediate Word

Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
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.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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.

Bonnie Bates
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).

StoryShare

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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