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Tie a yellow ribbon -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Beating the devil -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Once, Jesus went out in the desert and was all
Beautiful music -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning! Today we have a special visitor to help us with our lesson. See what he brought?
What a temptation -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone know what a
Think thoughts of Jesus -- Philipians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
(Editor's note: This is a continuation of the theme used in the second lesson from Proper 20.)
He'll be back -- Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B
Good morning! Has your mother or father ever left you at
Clothed with power -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - A
Hello! One of my favorite comic characters has been Superman.
God's prophets tell the truth -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Good morning! Here is a newspaper story about the
Given, not earned -- Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 -- Second Sunday in Lent - A
(Hold up the maze) Look at what I've got here.
Not good enough! -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Imagine that you are walking on a hiking trail and you come to
The babysitter is coming! -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever had a
Straining the difference -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Good morning! Today is New Year's Day but it is also a day
A great man -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning! This morning I have a copy of what is called a
Let's save Jesus! -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you were glad to hear that Jesus died for your sins?
Rewards -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning! I was looking at the want ads in the paper and
Stuck together by love -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Listen up! -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
There is a man's picture on this dollar bill. Who can tell
The only cure -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Good morning! I brought three little containers with me this
The whole alphabet -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Happy New Year! When I think of a whole new year that we are
Knee-bending faith -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you brought a friend today?
The wind of God -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Good morning! Today I want to talk about God in a different
Going and coming -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning! I have here a list that parents made out for a babysitter. What is a babysitter?
Where's Jesus? -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever played
Gabriel - God's messenger -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! I brought an angel with me this morning to
Huge -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B
Good morning! We are gathered in a beautiful place. This
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The Immediate Word

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For August 18, 2019:
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The Desert Fathers told of a father and a son who were traveling together. They came to the edge of a forest. Some of the bushes were loaded with berries. They looked so delicious that the son asked if they could stop for a while and pick berries.

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A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

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All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

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Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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