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Children's Activity

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Prepare a place -- John 14:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

A place for us -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
One and the same -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
In today's gospel passage, Jesus reminds his disciples that to know him is to know God.
Only Jesus -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: More and more, we are hearing that it
A place for me! -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Death is a great taboo in our society.
Finding God Through Jesus -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers: If your students like puzzle mazes this verse offers
A room in heaven -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Materials:

White paper on a roll

Scissors

Glue

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 14:1-14 -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 14:1-14 -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Extraordinary Effort -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
God is willing to go to any lengths to create us as a people, sustain us in life and death, and brin
Not only the builders -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- David Kalas -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Take a survey of your congregation. Ask your folks to list their favorite Bible verses.
A new us-them mentality -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
You see it in every area of life. It's abundantly true in politics and sports.
Jesus is the answer -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Decades ago, Andre Crouch's chorus "Jesus Is The Answer" was sung in every corner of
Always lots of room -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
Do we have room for people?
What is our place in the world? -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
[Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
Seeing the glory of God -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Between acts -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- David Kalas -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
What do you do between Act 2 and Act 3 of a performance? That depends upon who you are.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 14:1-14 -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 14:1-14 -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Maze -- John 14:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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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.
In God's House -- John 14:1-14 -- Anna Shirey -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Precious in his sight -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God's sight.
Prepare a place -- John 14:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
In my Father's house there are many dwelling-places.
A building stone -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and
A place for us -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I
Hungry for more -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Tell me what it feels like to be hungry.
One and the same -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning!
The cornerstone -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! I thought we would build something this
Only Jesus -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Let me ask you a very important question. How
Special people -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
A person who does a wonderful job at some athletic competition
A place for me! -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! When I go on vacation, I always like to know
Our cornerstone -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. (Show the rubbing of the
The right direction -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. (Have your road map opened as
Spiritual milk -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you measure yourself at home to see how much you are growing?
A room in heaven -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I've been thinking about heaven.

The Immediate Word

Stephen's Stoning As Capital Punishment -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The state of Arkansas’s
Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen.

Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

For May 18, 2014 from

Who Can You Really Trust? -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Easter share several common threads.
The Way Of The Church Versus The Way Of The World -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In a dark room, one light makes a world of difference.
Missing Earth Day -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Mandy's Cloth -- John 14:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Mandy was only four when she started school.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 5 -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
Easter 5 -- Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
Easter 5 -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God's sight, a
Easter 5 -- John 14:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
... I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

Drama

SermonStudio

In My Father's House -- John 14:1-14 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Easter 5 (2017) -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Acts 7:55-60
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 5 (2014) -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 7:55-60
When someone today... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Bob Ove -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
When someone today claims to have a vision of Jesus and God, we don't drag them off to be stoned.
When Julius Caesar... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
When Julius Caesar was provoked, he would recite to himself the entire Roman alphabet before he resp
A 2011 Gallup poll... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
A 2011 Gallup poll found that 71% of Americans are not happy with their jobs (not "actively engaged"
Soren Kierkegaard said... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Soren Kierkegaard said that mercy has converted more people than zeal, or eloquence, or learning or
When I found a home... -- John 14:1-14 -- Bob Ove -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
When I found a home that we could retire to, my wife had never seen it.
NULL -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Acts 7:55-60
NULL -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Craig Kelly -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Aurelius Augustinus was a very unruly young man.
NULL -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The book Nation by Terry Pratchett is a young adult novel set on a tropical island in the 180
NULL -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Sarah Palin placed on her website a map indicating the districts where liberal congressmen must be r
NULL -- John 14:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
It is never easy leaving someone behind.
The 22-year-old daughter... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
The 22-year-old daughter of Bob and Goldie Bristol was raped and killed. Such things
Nearly every time I play... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Nearly every time I play racquetball, one of my opponents catches me on the backside
In the checkout line, a... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In the checkout line, a young girl reaches for a candy bar. Her mother grabs her, and
Lord, do not hold this... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
"Lord, do not hold this sin against them." Stephen dies with this prayer on his lips,
The defeated Napoleon, one of... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
The defeated Napoleon, one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen, lived out
In Ireland and the northeastern... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In Ireland and the northeastern United States, it is common to see traditional fences made
Drew is not what one... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Drew is not what one would think of a college student. He does not attend wild, late-night
When the new church was... -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When the new church was built upon the ruins of the old church, a cornerstone was set in
In the original Greek, the... -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In the original Greek, the gospel of John doesn't use the nouns "faith" or "belief," only the

The Immediate Word

Stephen's Stoning As Capital Punishment -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The state of Arkansas’s
Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen.

Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

For May 18, 2014 from

Who Can You Really Trust? -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Easter share several common threads.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Courageous God... -- John 14:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Stephen's Stoning As Capital Punishment -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The state of Arkansas’s
Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen.

Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

For May 18, 2014 from

Who Can You Really Trust? -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Easter share several common threads.
The Way Of The Church Versus The Way Of The World -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In a dark room, one light makes a world of difference.
Missing Earth Day -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone.

First Lesson
Easter 5 -- Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2006
(See Liturgy Of The Passion, Cycle A, Cycle B, and Cycle C, for alternative approaches to vv.
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Lesson 1: Acts 7:55--60 (C)
Fifth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
I got in a religious dispute one time with a relative over particular truths in the Christian gospel
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Jesus out of the grave and alive and with us.
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 7:55-60 (C)
Come into me -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 7:55-60 (C)
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 7:55-60 (C)
Fifth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:1-10, John 14:1-14 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Stephen's Stoning As Capital Punishment -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The state of Arkansas’s
Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen.

Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

For May 18, 2014 from

Who Can You Really Trust? -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Easter share several common threads.
The Way Of The Church Versus The Way Of The World -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In a dark room, one light makes a world of difference.
Missing Earth Day -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Praying in Jesus' Name -- John 14:1-14 -- David O. Bales -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
It's good to be with you in worship. I appreciate the invitation to preach.
Looking for Ducklings: Kissing the Sidewalk -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Tony S. Everett -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Poor Daryl.
The Way And The Truth And The Life -- John 14:1-14 -- Lee Griess -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
The great American humorist, Will Rogers, had the reputation that he could make anyone laugh.
Martyrdom Chic -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
This story about Stephen is a hard one to preach about these days.
Yes, You -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- David O. Bales -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Most congregations experience the joy of their former pastors visiting.
The Church That Jesus Built -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
In the Old Testament, kings believed that God gave them direction in their dreams.
Jesus, Our Rock Foundation -- John 14:1-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
When Charlie Atlas was a teenager his parents bought him a dresser mirror that he placed in his bedr
Letting Go -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Bill Mosley -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Michael Crichton was a doctor. But he also had other talents and the itch to write.
Covering Our Ears And Shouting -- Acts 7:54-60 -- Robert J. Elder -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
In the earliest experience of the church, the apostles soon discovered that their teaching and preac
Proclaiming The Message Of God -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
"When Christ calls a person, he bids that one to come and die." These words were written by Dietric
This Is Certain -- John 14:1-14 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.
A Time To Build Another Story On A Stone House -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
There was much excitement in the summer of '64 at Tell Makor in Israel.
Focus Your Faith -- John 14:1-12 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
"There are so many religions in the world. Everybody believes in God his/her own way.
The Paradox Of Orthodoxy -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

I. The Tables Are Turned
The Truth About Jesus -- John 14:1-14 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Believe it or not, there is a theological debate raging in our society at present in the strangest o

The Village Shepherd

Visions -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
In "Valley of Bones", a thriller by Michael Gruber, one of the main characters is an intriguing mix
Living Stones -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
In an episode of "Stargate", the television science-fiction drama, the main characters found the
Giving Up The Comfort Blanket -- John 14:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
There's always one!

Stories

StoryShare

Moment Of Inevitability -- Luke 14:1-14, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Keith Hewitt, Keith Wagner -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Contents
"Moment of Inevitability" by Keith Hewitt
The Cornerstone -- Luke 14:1-14, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Sandra Herrmann, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Contents
"The Cornerstone" by Sandra Herrmann
"The Wall" by Sandra Herrmann
Words Of Power -- John 14:1-14, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Contents
"Words of Power" by Peter Andrew Smith
"Refuge" by Keith Hewitt
Encounter In The Darkness -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Keith Hewitt, Scott Dalgarno, John E. Sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Encounter in the Darkness" by Keith Hewitt
A Good Day To Die -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "A Good Day to Die?"

SermonStudio

Christ Our Cornerstone -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
"Christ is our cornerstone!" That motto was chosen over a century ago for the congregation I now ser
A Rock Of Refuge -- Psalm 31 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Jody E. Felton
Ice Cream In Heaven -- John 14:1-14 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
What Good Can Come Of This? -- John 14:1-14 -- Constance Berg -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Their hearts were troubled. They couldn't believe it.
Bruce's Integrity -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
No one was expecting the announcement that Bruce would retire after many years serving on the state

Worship

The Immediate Word

Stephen's Stoning As Capital Punishment -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The state of Arkansas’s
Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen.

Uncovering Our Ears -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

For May 18, 2014 from

Who Can You Really Trust? -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Roger Lovette, Ron Love, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Easter share several common threads.
The Way Of The Church Versus The Way Of The World -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In a dark room, one light makes a world of difference.
Missing Earth Day -- John 14:1-14, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Easter 5 -- John 14:1-14, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Confession And Forgiveness
P: We gather for worship in the name of the one who is
Easter 5 -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We are God's household,
Eyes On The Prize -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 31:15-16)
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, John 14:1-14 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Hymns
In You, Lord, I Have Put My Trust (PH183)
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: In The Face Of Persecution

Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: A Chosen People

Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- John 14:1-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: Jesus, The Way

Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Psalm 31:1-16 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life -- John 14:1-14 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
A Celebration Of Resurrection

Invitation to the Easter Celebration
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 7:55-60
Theme: Valor

Call To Worship
In My Fathers House -- John 14:1-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use before the pastoral prayer.
4 readers - 3 boys, 1 girl
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
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The active, ascended Christ -- Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Stephen's vision of the ascended Christ in heaven prior to his own martyrdom is cur
The stoning of Stephen -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- Heth H. Corl -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
The valley of dry bones -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
EASTER 5 -- Psalm 31:1-8, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 -- Norman A. Beck -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
The Gospel reading for Easter 5 begins the transition from Easter to Ascension and Pentecost activit

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Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, John 14:1-14 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
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In You, Lord, I Have Put My Trust (PH183)
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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)
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Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

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