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Children's Activity

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Staying clean -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Pretty packages -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Materials
Small jewelry boxes (cardboard), one for each child
Promises, promises -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this Gospel reading, we see Jesus
From within -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: The various postures for prayer serve
What grade? -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus was perfect. He did things not
Clean heart pledge -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: You've heard of celebrating Christmas in

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Worthless Religion -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- David Kalas -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
James’ word is harsh, but it is not unique.
Religion that is pure -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- David Coffin -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
The dog days of a hot August summer have been upon us.
Inside-out religion -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- David Kalas -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
For the earliest part of a child's life, the mom or the dad picks out the clothes and puts them on t
What's carved above your church door? -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
There is a certain irony here as we approach the Sunday before Labor Day and the
To believe is to do -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1997
If this book were not in the canon of the Bible, one might wonder if it were any more than a collect
Uniquely for these days -- Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1994
The preacher should feel no obligation to find any common link among the readings for any given Sund
Limits of legalism -- 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12, Ephesians 6:10-20, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1991
Once again, as on the second Sunday of Pentecost, the lesson reports how Jesus faced criticism for b
The God of Initiative -- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9, Ephesians 6:10-20, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The God portrayed in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the life of Jesus is not only extraordinarily diff

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Praxis Decides To Be Himself -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Call to Worship:

In our worship today let us open our hearts to Jesus, asking him

Children's sermon

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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)
What Spills from Your Heart? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Whatever is in your heart will spill as life bumps into you.
Shaking Things Up -- Mark 7:14-15, 21-23 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: In this Mark passage we see Jesus struggling once again with his old debate p
How do you look? -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look
Staying clean -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
... there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the
Doing the job -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Pretty packages -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to share with you a package that I received this morning.
Getting the work done -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning! What do I have here in my hand? (Show the
Promises, promises -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning! Have you ever broken a promise that you made?
Two and one -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning! I want to ask a riddle of you. I have two of
From within -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
We use our hands for many things and one way we use our
Believe and Do -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
If I were in the Army, I would have to wear an Army uniform.
What grade? -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning. I was reading this morning's paper and
Slow to speak, slow to anger -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like the Sunday
Dirty hands, clean heart -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. What's the most fun you ever had

The Immediate Word

The Rule of Law, or Ruled by Law? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Peanuts, Paste, And Pathways To God -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus loses his patience (yet again) with a group of scribes and Phar
Tradition Vs. Twitter -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
We all know that tradition is an important influence in human affairs...
Reign In-Reign Out -- Mark 7:1-23 -- Ronald J. Allen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Every Perfect Gift -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The recent arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has reignited a media frenzy -- on

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Cat And Mouse Games -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Fluffy Cat was very miserable.

Devotional

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Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
Song Of Solomon 2:8-13
Proper 17 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Drama

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On A Picnic -- Mark 7:1-23 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1999
Theme:
Speaking about love is always a lot easier than loving.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2018) -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2015) -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2012) -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Richard A. Hasler, Mark Ellingsen, Cynthia E. Cowen, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
The words of the Song of Solomon 2:8-13... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
The words of the Song of Solomon 2:8-13 introduce a section of springtime love in the book.
Many Americans do not feel God to be directly involved in their lives... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Many Americans do not feel God to be directly involved in their lives.
The Andersons raced into church on the last verse of the opening hymn... -- James 1:17-27 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
The Andersons raced into church on the last verse of the opening hymn.
Our anatomy illustrates James' advice... -- James 1:17-27 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Our anatomy illustrates James' advice.
So many blame God for what they do and say... -- James 1:17-27 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
So many blame God for what they do and say.
Ron Fouchier, 45, is a virologist... -- James 1:17-27 -- Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Ron Fouchier, 45, is a virologist.
Jesus' actions in the gospel challenge social and religious convention... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Jesus' actions in the gospel challenge social and religious convention in the name of a more spiritu
Lloyd Ogilvie tells the story of returning to visit New College... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Lloyd Ogilvie tells the story of returning to visit New College at Edinburgh University where he had
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | OT 22 (2009) -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- David O. Bales, Dennis A. Becker, Mary S. Lautensleger, Timothy Smith, Leah Thompson, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009

1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43
In Guy de Maupassant’s story... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
In Guy de Maupassant’s story “In the Moonlight,” the priest, Marignan, believes he understands God p
When we think of Puritans... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
When we think of Puritans, we tend to think of the Bible-thumping, strict, “you’re-destined-for-hell
An older couple walked slowly... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
An older couple walked slowly hand in hand along the beach.
Angry words are among the... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Angry words are among the most destructive.
Bob was a loyal member... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Bob was a loyal member of his church for well over fifty years.
Johnny was a talker, and... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Johnny was a talker, and even though his talk often got him into trouble, he didn’t seem to learn.
I grew up knowing about... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
I grew up knowing about pests in the house: flies, moths, ants, and mosquitoes.
Consider the bag of potato... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Consider the bag of potato chips. It’s marvelous, really.
Winston Churchill told the story... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Winston Churchill told the story of a man who dived into a river to save a drowning child, only to h
The writer of the Song... -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
The writer of the Song of Solomon had a strong case of spring fever. As she dreams of

The Immediate Word

The Rule of Law, or Ruled by Law? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Peanuts, Paste, And Pathways To God -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus loses his patience (yet again) with a group of scribes and Phar
Tradition Vs. Twitter -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
We all know that tradition is an important influence in human affairs...

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

All-Seeing God, Sometimes Your Church Feels A Bit Like Those Pharisees... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:


Poems

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Proper 17 -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1990
Lord, there are times you threaten me
as I think what you know

Prayer

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Human customs versus divine commandments -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
These excerpts deal with two rather loosely related issues:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Rule of Law, or Ruled by Law? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Peanuts, Paste, And Pathways To God -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus loses his patience (yet again) with a group of scribes and Phar
Tradition Vs. Twitter -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
We all know that tradition is an important influence in human affairs...
Reign In-Reign Out -- Mark 7:1-23 -- Ronald J. Allen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Every Perfect Gift -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The recent arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has reignited a media frenzy -- on

SermonStudio

Proper 17 / Pentecost 14 / Ordinary Time 22 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
A love that changes lives.

Collect of the Day
Proper 17/Pentecost 15/Ordinary Time 22 -- Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
(See Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14, Cycle A, for an alternative approach, emphasizing 45:
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 -- James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Song Of Solomon 2:8-13 or Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2001
By this text we begin expositions of some of the Writings of the Old Testament, with which we will d
Proper 17 (C, E) -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Song of Solomon 2:8-13 (C)
Purity is an inside job -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Purity is an inside job.

BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Proper 17 -- Psalm 121 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
I lift up my eyes to the hills --
from where will my help come?
Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
According to tradition the Song of Solomon was written by
Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1990
The church year theological clue
Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1990
The church year theological clue
Proper 17, Pentecost 15, Ordinary Time 22 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Seasonal Theme

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Purity is an inside job -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Purity is an inside job.

BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Rule of Law, or Ruled by Law? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Peanuts, Paste, And Pathways To God -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus loses his patience (yet again) with a group of scribes and Phar
Tradition Vs. Twitter -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
We all know that tradition is an important influence in human affairs...
Reign In-Reign Out -- Mark 7:1-23 -- Ronald J. Allen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Every Perfect Gift -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The recent arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has reignited a media frenzy -- on

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Dirty Fingernails, Clean Hearts -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 17-23 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2011
One thing I have noticed about church people is how they usually wash up before they go to church.
Joy Is For Leaping -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
This ode to spring and to love is almost always used at Passover.
The Heart Of The Matter Is The Heart! -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
The Ear, The Tongue, And The Temper: A Lesson In Spiritual Anatomy -- James 1:17-27 -- Thomas W. Lentz -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow t
April Love -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
April Love



Living The Word Of God -- James 1:17-27 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar in the present state of Gujarat, India, on October 2, 1869.
Time For A Minimalist Faith -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Some years ago, a San Francisco author who often worked as a stevedore on the city's docks, wrote,
Where Have All The Flowers Gone? -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2002
The Song of Solomon is a collection of some of the world's greatest love poems.
The Dangers Of Being Religious -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2002
Jeff Foxworthy has made a career of telling "redneck" jokes.
Don't Forget What You Look Like -- James 1:17-27 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2002
A young college graduate embarked on what he hoped would be a promising career in sales.
Godly Sexual Passion For An X-Rated World! -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1999
The Hebrew word for love, awhab or awrag, means "to pant, to long for, to breathe heavily after." P
Our Dilemma And Delight -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
For the past five Sundays the lectionary has assigned gospels from John.
Silly Love Songs -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
"I can see no trace of the passions which make for deeper joy," wrote the French writer Stendhal abo
Solomon's Song Of Love -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
It was summer heaven on the mountain.
How Do You Remain Religious? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Donald Macleod -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1987
The most powerful questions Jesus asked were those that made the persons being addressed raise furth
Hey, Don't Ruin The Bean Pot! -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
There was a time, long ago, when families had just one car and when all the children gathered at the

The Village Shepherd

Experience Or Tradition? -- James 1:17-27 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
I'm presently reading an excellent book by Marcus Borg, entitled,
Accepting Responsibility -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The story was told in the press recently of two teenage sisters who befriended an elderly widow.
Sexuality -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The Anglican Communion is the umbrella organisation which holds together in an alliance Episcopal ch

Stories

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Folding Pews -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Contents
“Folding Pews” by C. David McKirachan
Beyond The Fence -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Keith Wagner, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
Contents
"Beyond the Fence" by Keith Wagner
Credit Where Credit Is Due -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
Contents
"Credit Where Credit Is Due" by Frank Ramirez
Come Away With Me -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Sandra Herrmann, Lamar Massingill, Larry Winebrenner, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Come Away With Me" by Sandra Herrmann
Do You Not See? -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B

Contents

The Painting -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Charles Cammarata, Constance Berg, Gregory L. Tolle, Henry Scholberg -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Contents
What's Up This Week

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Sex, Sex, And More Sex -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
Depending on who happened to publish your edition of the Bible, the heading on the page that contain
Breaking With Tradition -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Breaking With Tradition

God Noticed Their Hearts -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1999
The vote to have a new church pictorial directory made was approved. Everyone was excited.
Unstained By The World -- James 1:17-27 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
A good friend of mine lives just two blocks from the Saint Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin.
Wisdom From Above -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- John E. Sumwalt, Martinus Cawley -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
About fifteen years ago, as I prepared for a big cider-pressing, I had to move the top-heavy hydraul
My Beloved -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- John E. Sumwalt, Judie M. Jacobson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Beth and David are a young couple in my congregation who have a wonderful relationship and a tremend

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The Rule of Law, or Ruled by Law? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2018
Peanuts, Paste, And Pathways To God -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus loses his patience (yet again) with a group of scribes and Phar
Tradition Vs. Twitter -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2012
We all know that tradition is an important influence in human affairs...
Reign In-Reign Out -- Mark 7:1-23 -- Ronald J. Allen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Every Perfect Gift -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The recent arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has reignited a media frenzy -- on

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Your Throne, O God, A Place Of Grace -- Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
1. Your throne, O God, a place of grace,
From whence all good things flow,
Theme: It Don't Get No Better -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship (Psalm 45:6-7)

Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Proper 17 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
All: Lord, we come together, restless in our pews.
A Time For Singing -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Leader: Come, let us thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1999
First Lesson: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Theme: Spring Fever

Call To Worship
Proper 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Let us each come before the Lord this day with an open heart!
Living In Response To God's Gifts -- James 1:17-27 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
PROPER 17 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Give yourselves wholly to prayer . . . always interceding for all
Jesus' insight into his death because of the people's attitudes -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

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Jesus Deals with Cleanliness and Uncleanliness -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
The Community Gathers To Celebrate

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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
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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