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Doin' time -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
God's best friends -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
God loves us all -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Materials
"That's not fair!" -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Many adults have trouble understanding
Not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute
Kingdom of heaven clock -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers: Jesus tells a parable, which involves different times of

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 20:1-16 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 20:1-16 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A

Commentary

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Belonging Grace -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- David Coffin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2023
At first glance, one common thread that ties all three of these texts together is that of God’s grac
Complaint Department -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
A woman who works at Weight Watchers said that a new client had begun her diet.
Who's On First? -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- David Kalas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
I heard a story once of a custodian who worked at a certain university.
Getting what we (don't) deserve -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
God is not just by our human ways of accounting.
Are you satisfied? -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
When my wife was younger, her father typically ended meal times by declaring loudly that he was "suf
So who will you be voting for? -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
Needless to say, I suspect that I have captured your attention at this point. Most of the
The trouble with grace -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1999
Let's face it. Not everyone is happy about God's generosity.
Give us this day -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
The signs of grace continue, in spite of the resumption of complaints.
Of grease and squeaky wheels -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- David Kalas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Conventional wisdom says that it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
The Pursuing God -- Psalm 77:11-20, Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
How many times do you hear people speak of God and give you the idea that God is a bit stingy with h
The Jealous God -- Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 16:1-13, 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Most of us are convinced that jealousy is not a Christian or godly virtue so we are a bit put off, e

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 20:1-16 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 20:1-16 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Henry's Hurdle -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Call to Worship:

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Two Kingdoms -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- John Jamison -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2023
Object: A cut-out Roman denarius.
It’s Not Fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- John Jamison -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
So the last will be first, and the first will be last. (v. 16)
Math – Jesus' Style -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
...I chose to give to this last the same as I give to you...so the last will be first and th
How Sweet Is Grace -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
The Point: God's gift of grace makes heaven available to all.
Fall -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far bet
Doin' time -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. (v.
Fruitful labor -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. (v. 22a)
God's best friends -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? (v. 15a)
Keeping in touch -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning, boys and girls! How many of you brought your parents with you to church today?
God loves us all -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning! Is everyone here as happy as you look? (let them answer)
High expectations -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning! It's hard to pick up the paper anymore without
That's not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning! I've decided that I will give everybody some
A worthy manner -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning. I'd like to tell you a story this morning
Not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Jesus told a story once to tell us something about God. He
Have a worthy life -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought two friends to church with
It's not fair! Or is it? -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a bottle of dish detergent

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But That’s Not Fair -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
For September 20, 2020:
Did I Get to the Vineyard Too Late? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Mary Austin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a parable that at first glance seems antitheti
Stuck In The Fear-Filled Wilderness / Are We Scared Yet? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A pair of topics have dominated the news headlines this past week.
Polls, Parables, And Complaints -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary offers a pair of texts in which we discover how God provides unimaginable b
Some Good News About Crime -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

Children's Story

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Living Like Animals -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Timmy and Angela glared at each other.

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Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / OT 25 -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
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Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / OT 25 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
They asked, and he brought quails, and gave them food from heaven in abundance.
Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / OT 25 -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith....
Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / OT 25 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
... Or are you envious because I am generous?-- Matthew 20:15

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Payday -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
ThemeGod's generosity to all.Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 (2023) -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2023
Exodus 16:2-15
Sermon Illustrations For Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 (2020) -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
Exodus 16:2-15
Sermon Illustrations For Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 (2017) -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
Exodus 16:2-15
After the opening salvo of the... -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Ron Love -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
After the opening salvo of the Revolutionary War at Concord, colonial defeat was looming.
Like the ancient Hebrews in the... -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
Like the ancient Hebrews in the wilderness, Americans are never satisfied.
Paul writes to the Philippian congregation... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
Paul writes to the Philippian congregation that they ought to conduct themselves in a lifestyle wort
I feel the same about my wife... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
I feel the same about my wife.
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
Exodus 16:2-15
Bebe has been called the... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Ron Love -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
Bebe has been called the "Father of English History." At the age of seven he entered monastic life.
A 2006 Barna Group poll found... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A 2006 Barna Group poll found that Americans have a good opinion of themselves.
Jordan is a professional football player... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
Jordan is a professional football player.
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 (2011) -- Exodus 16:12-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
Exodus 16:12-15
If you have seen the movie Amadeus... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
If you have seen the movie Amadeus about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, you probably re
I had my own preconceptions about what I would find... -- Exodus 16:12-15 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
I have to admit, when I first started looking into this, I had my own preconceptions about what I wo
Most of us have heard the old saying... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
Most of us have heard the old saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This would drive me
You've probably heard about deathbed conversions... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
You've probably heard about "deathbed conversions" where someone comes to faith in Christ just befor
In 1988 Arthur Rooney Sr. died... -- Exodus 16:12-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
In 1988 Arthur Rooney Sr. died.
In the 1700s many women had blemishes and pale skin... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Ron Love -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
In the 1700s many women had blemishes and pale skin that they wanted to enliven.
Some of us remember the... -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
Some of us remember the heyday of station wagons: those versatile, all-purpose vehicles

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Listen to the Quiet Voices on Abortion -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2023
Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see
Coming to Jesus -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
Helen’s picked up her phone to look at the new message.

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But That’s Not Fair -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
For September 20, 2020:
Did I Get to the Vineyard Too Late? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Mary Austin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a parable that at first glance seems antitheti
Stuck In The Fear-Filled Wilderness / Are We Scared Yet? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A pair of topics have dominated the news headlines this past week.
Polls, Parables, And Complaints -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary offers a pair of texts in which we discover how God provides unimaginable b

Intercession

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Overwhelmingly Generous God... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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But That’s Not Fair -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
For September 20, 2020:
Did I Get to the Vineyard Too Late? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Mary Austin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a parable that at first glance seems antitheti
Stuck In The Fear-Filled Wilderness / Are We Scared Yet? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A pair of topics have dominated the news headlines this past week.
Polls, Parables, And Complaints -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary offers a pair of texts in which we discover how God provides unimaginable b
Some Good News About Crime -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Proper 20 / Pentecost 18 / Ordinary Time 25 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2010
Theme For The DayThe rear window shows us nothing worth looking at.
More Than Fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
I ran across a website a while back that said something that we all know, intuitively: "A roll of th
Proper 20/Pentecost 18/Ordinary Time 25 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2006
(See Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17, Cycle A, for an alternative approach to vv.
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 16:2--15 (C)
Hours And Wages -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
1. Text
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
"Give us this day our daily bread." This text from Exodus forms the background of that petition in t
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIP
Grace Isn't Fair -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
So this fellow up in Sonoma County, not far from wine-growing Napa County, anxiously watched the wea
Proper 20, Pentecost 18, Ordinary Time 25 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
It's Never Too Late -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers fo
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 16:2-15 (C)
The grace of God -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 16:2--15 (C)
Service And Reward -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1995
"For The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 16:2-15 (C)
Proper 20 -- Exodus 32:1-14, Matthew 20:1-16 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

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But That’s Not Fair -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
For September 20, 2020:
Did I Get to the Vineyard Too Late? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Mary Austin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a parable that at first glance seems antitheti
Stuck In The Fear-Filled Wilderness / Are We Scared Yet? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A pair of topics have dominated the news headlines this past week.
Polls, Parables, And Complaints -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary offers a pair of texts in which we discover how God provides unimaginable b
Some Good News About Crime -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Why Is God Unfair? -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
One of my favorite courses to teach is "Introduction to Biblical Literature." It is a 200-level cour
God's Doing -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
Don had not worked like a dog for nothing.
Sentimental Slaves -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- David Kalas -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
Let me ask you to do a little remembering today.
Struggles, Death, And Christ -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
Many people cling very tightly to life.
As Long As It Is Day! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
The greatest sorrow is to have no cause, no work, no sacrifice for which to live.
Grace For A Complaining People -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
Bob Hope died in 2003 at age 100.
Living On The Edge -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
In 1971 Evel Knievel attempted to jump across Snake River on a rocket--powered motorcycle.
Is God Fair? -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Introduction
Living On One Day's Rations -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Preparing for an outdoor adventure of hiking, camping, mountain climbing, or canoeing includes plann
The Rain Of Bread -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
There is nothing like heading out into the back country, carrying on your back everything you need t
It's Never Too Late -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
The term "late-bloomers" refers to people who respond later in life to an invitation, but still mana
Saved By Grace -- Exodus 32:1-14 -- Walter L. Kimbrough -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1992
This subject causes one to focus on two significant theological expressions having a direct bearing
Hours and Wages -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1989
In 1988 my Seminary class celebrated its fiftieth reunion.
Trouble on the Mountain -- Exodus 32:1-14 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
A man was riding on a train.
The Unfairness of God -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Have you ever noticed how sometimes life just isn't fair?

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Why Is God Unfair? -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
One of my favorite courses to teach is "Introduction to Biblical Literature." It is a 200-level cour

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The Culture Of Blame -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
According to the media, there is a shortage of surgeons in the US. The reason for this is that
In The Face Of Death -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Many years ago in the rural area where I was living, a monastery set up an experiment.
Indiscriminate Generosity - It's Hard To Take -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Recently I noticed in the media that the government are planning to give each teenager in Englan

Stories

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Listen to the Quiet Voices on Abortion -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2023
Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see
Coming to Jesus -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
Helen’s picked up her phone to look at the new message.
Redefining Fair -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
Contents "Redefining Fair" by Peter Andrew Smith
The Nature Of Grace -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
Contents"The Nature of Grace" by Peter Andrew Smith
So What Is It Anyway? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
Contents"So What Is It Anyway?" by Frank Ramirez

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To Die Is Gain -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." So says the apostle Paul. Really?
Worth Waiting For -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
Ruth F. Piotter
Erring On The Side Of Compassion -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
When I worked as an emergency assistance coordinator for Lutheran Social Services, I made many error
Ed's Vacation -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
Ed and Darlene were looking forward to their summer vacation.

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But That’s Not Fair -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2020
For September 20, 2020:
Did I Get to the Vineyard Too Late? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Mary Austin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a parable that at first glance seems antitheti
Stuck In The Fear-Filled Wilderness / Are We Scared Yet? -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2014
A pair of topics have dominated the news headlines this past week.
Polls, Parables, And Complaints -- Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary offers a pair of texts in which we discover how God provides unimaginable b
Some Good News About Crime -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Proper 20/Pentecost 18/Ordinary Time 25 -- Matthew 20:1-16, Philippians 1:21-30 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: Here, we gather in preparation
What Is It? -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
Call To WorshipOne: What is this?
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
HymnsEat This Bread (CBH471, UM628)
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Theme: Our Daily BreadCall To Worship
Proper 20 -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Theme: Living The Fruitful LifeCall To Worship
Proper 20 -- Psalm 78:1-4, 9-20, 32b-38a -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Proper 20 -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2001
Theme: Workers For GodCall To Worship
The Laborers in the Vineyard -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
Remembering Whose We AreInvitation to the Celebration
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15Theme: ProvideCall To Worship
Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.5 readers - 1 woman, 2 mature men, 2 younger men
PROPER 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Selfless intercession -- Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Modern readers will have difficulty with a view of God that allows for the divine w
God expresses mercy when we deserve wrath -- Exodus 32:1-14 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1986
Call to WorshipPastor:
PROPER 20 -- Exodus 32:1-14, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1986
The goodness of God is the dominant theme in the First Lesson texts, in the Psalms readings, and in
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Object: Today’s message will include a role-play. You will need one child to play the role of the shepherd and the rest of the children will be the people from town. I usually pick an outgoing child for my shepherd so they will act out a bit. Encourage everyone to have fun and ham it up a bit.

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The Holy Spirit gets around. Historically the church has also commemorated its origins on this festival. In some traditions, confirmation is celebrated.

Collect of the Day
Petitions are offered that the Spirit come and transform the faithful to give them language to proclaim the word. The Holy Spirit, Justification (by Grace), Sanctification, and Evangelism are emphasized.

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* Hymn to God the creator; praise for God's providential interventions.
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