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Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Materials:
Deep water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: This week's children's message has that great story of the disciples letting down their ne
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children need to learn early that God
"Fishing for people" -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: We are all in the people catching business
Jesus the fisherman -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: Jesus tells Peter to cast his nets again, even

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Commentary

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We Cannot Help But Follow Him -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
All the lessons testify to how when confronted by God’s word, we cannot help but follow him, a theme
Looking down to see heaven -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Some mornings, when I ride my bike, the world is still very dark. I have to pick my way
Called and sent by God -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Career Day at school is always an exciting time for children.
Sinners ministering to sinners -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
This Sunday's lessons pair two call narratives: that of Isaiah the prophet and that of Simon Peter t
Caught by grace -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
A pastor was asked why he never delivered a sermon about sin.
Great awakenings -- Isaiah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Unexpected change may be good or bad.
Words on singed lips -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
You can always tell the prophets by the scars on their lips.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Call to worship:

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The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Call to worship:

Children's sermon

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No Fish? Go Fish... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
“...from now on you will be catching people.” (v. 10b)
A firm Christian -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
... if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you -- unless you have
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be
Just a drop -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
By God's grace -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning! I want to see if any of you can tell me who
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the net and let
The people chain -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning. The Bible was written a long time ago. It
Fishing for people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
(Begin with the fishing gear in plain sight and the boot
Here I am Lord -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. (As you start your lesson, dump
Some rules for fishing -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever gone
Deep Water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go swimming?

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Martin's Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
The disciples may not have understood or agreed with Jesus' instructions to lower their nets on

Devotional

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Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!
-- Luke 5:8

Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty ...
Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Psalm 138 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart ...
-- Psalm 138:1a

Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

Drama

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When He Calls ... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 85 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts

"What is God calling me to do?"
A Fish Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
Theme

What is so compelling about the words of Jesus that changes people's lives?

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (OT 5) Cycle C (2019) -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
Courtney attended college to please... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Courtney attended college to please her parents. Then, two-thirds through her sophomore
Whatever has happened to true... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Whatever has happened to true worship? Why is it that we often leave worship more
In the year that King... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
"In the year that King Uzziah died. I saw the Lord." Isaiah likely had gone alone to the
Jesus' call can be traced... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Jesus' call can be traced back to his baptismal experience and to that Isaiah 61 passage.
Here's a little piece that... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Here's a little piece that has been circulating anonymously on the Internet.
Judith did not like the... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Judith did not like the limelight. She worked hard, put herself fully into every project or
Pastor Juanita was leading an... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Pastor Juanita was leading an afternoon Bible study at a church in a poor section of town.
What makes Jesus different? What... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
What makes Jesus different? What qualified him to solely lead us to God? Note the
Jon visited and welcomed his... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Jon visited and welcomed his new neighbors, but they didn't seem to care about him, his
I have a friend who... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
I have a friend who is both a pastor and a professional fisherman. He has a wonderful hat
For some reason, fishing takes... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
For some reason, fishing takes on wild proportions, and a fish story automatically implies
There are times that come... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
There are times that come to us all when the fish just do not bite. There are occasions
For six years, Linda had... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
For six years, Linda had worked at the Altoona Tribune covering the arts and various other st
It seems miraculous that John... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
It seems miraculous that John P.
Some children were playing hide... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Some children were playing hide and seek one day.
Many computer languages are case... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Many computer languages are case-specific, which means words must be exactly the same throughout the
The 4 x 100 relay... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
The 4 x 100 relay is an exciting Olympic competition.
Paul sees himself as the... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Paul sees himself as the spiritual mentor of the Corinthian Christians.
The people of St. John's... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
The people of St. John's Church were in an uproar.
The church of Corinth was... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
The church of Corinth was full of believers and skeptics.
The young man joined the... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
The young man joined the church at age sixteen, not because he became a Christian, but because his p
In a children's story titled... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
In a children's story titled The Stray, a group of elementary students are taken by a school bus to
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home to cook, clean, and raise two children. Dad works constantly.

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Faithful God, you never give up on human beings... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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Godly vocations for the unworthy -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Godly vocations for the unworthy

Gospel Note:
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

SermonStudio

Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
When Jesus calls, the only thing to do is follow.
Epiphany 5/Ordinary Time 5 -- Psalm 138 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Attempting to use mere language to discuss and describe the workings of God is not an easy task.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
We use the word "holy" a lot.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Catch Of Fish -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
1. Text
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret
Epiphany 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

SermonStudio

The Call Of Holiness -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
These were not the best of times for Israel. Bleakness, despair, and frustration ruled the day.
The Great Sacrifice Of Love -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
In the fifteenth century, a rural village in Germany was home to a family with eighteen children.
The Ashes Of Our Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
When she was a teenager, Cindy worked for her father.
Who Will Go? -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Ken had not realized there was a shoplifter in the supermarket.
The Good News Of Christ -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- John T. Ball -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news....
Leaving Before The Invitation -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
John and Mary have been married for about twenty years.
A Holy God And A Holy People -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Steven E. Albertin -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Perhaps some of you saw the pictures in the newspaper or on television when officials in New York Ci
From Empty Nets To Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
Sharing What We Have Been Shown -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
This passage is not exactly gossip, although it comes pretty close.
Light To Serve -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
One of the last works which James Michener published was The Noble Land: My Vision for America.
The Kind Of People Whom God Chooses -- Luke 5:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
There are many stories in the New Testament about people who are called to serve God and follow Jesu
Good News For Good Living -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
The weather that Sunday was beautiful in Augusta, Georgia.
Jesus Said: 'Try Again' -- Luke 5:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
Here is the good news for today from Luke 5:1-11. This is the Word of God!
Vision For Mission -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
There are many wonderful passages in the book of Isaiah, but none lovelier than this gem - the call
From Empty Nets to Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
Seeing Beneath Life's Surface -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Robert G. Tuttle -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
"Woe is me!
The Moment of Decision -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- James H. Bailey -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
Dr.
Fishers of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
Just south of Capernaum lies the ancient plain of Gennesaret.

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Headline Christianity -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
There was a headline in The Times a while ago, which said: 'More than 28 per cent of all suspected
Faith -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
There's a wonderful story of a tightrope walker, who was challenged to walk the tightrope across t
Profound Experiences -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
The highlight of the famous Alpha course is the Holy Spirit weekend, although it has to be said that

Stories

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Perspective -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Contents
“Perspective” by C. David McKirachan
'grace' -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Contents

A Story To Live By: 'Grace'
Here Am I; Send Me! -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Stan Purdum, Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Here Am I; Send Me!" by Stan Purdum

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They Are Biting -- Luke 5:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Two guys go on a fishing trip.
Catching People -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your n
Notes From A Nomad -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Marti Guixe is homeless -- unless you call the world his home.
I Saw The Lord -- Isaiah 6:1-8, 9-13 -- John E. Sumwalt, Bill Penaz -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
In 1965, I attended a Lenten worship service at my church.
Good Enough To Be With You? -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
They had been pen pals of a sort for only ten months but their letters came more and more frequently
How The Mighty Have Fallen! -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
"How the mighty have fallen." King David of old once spoke those words concerning the death of King
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- John Steward -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
So often we read these words of Jesus and wonder why we do not see this taking place in our churches

Worship

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

SermonStudio

Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

Theme: There Must Be Some Mistake
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Theme: I Will Explain It Slowly
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 5:1-11

Theme: Big Fish, Big Pond
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Theme: Who Will Be The Lord's Messenger?

Call To Worship
Holy Risking -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
Send me, Lord! -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Epiphany 5 -- Psalm 138 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-13, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-13
Theme: Worship leads to our being commissioned
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Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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