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It is a strange thing... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
It is a strange thing, but those who canvass for charities report that the best givers are usually f
Several years ago Tom Peters... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Several years ago Tom Peters wrote a book titled In Search of Excellence.
The main negotiating for an... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
The main negotiating for an end to the war in Bosnia occurred at the Wright Patterson Air Force Bas
A man put a note... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
A man put a note on a dollar bill and asked all who spent it to write down what it was spent for.
There are those who say... -- Deuteronomy 15:7-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
There are those who say they do not read the Bible because it is a difficult book to understand.
My good friend Jim told... -- Deuteronomy 15:7-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
My good friend Jim told me this about himself.
A man applied for the... -- Deuteronomy 15:7-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
A man applied for the job of police commissioner in one of our larger cities.
John Wesley was a life... -- Deuteronomy 15:7-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
John Wesley was a life-long advocate of a doctrine known as Christian Perfection, for which he was o
During the summer of 1988... -- Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
During the summer of 1988, Americans watched news coverage of the raging forest fires in Yellowstone
When William Barclay's daughter was... -- Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
When William Barclay's daughter was 21 years old she was involved in a terrible yachting accident.
Having been a coward most... -- Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
Having been a coward most of her life, she had no difficulty whatever understanding the words from S
As the first game of... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
As the first game of the World Series was almost ready to start, a fan noticed that the seat next to
At one time or another... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
At one time or another the United States had been involved in wars against Great Britain, Japan, and
We are told that after... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
We are told that after Confederate General Robert E.
Loyalties to friends can be... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1994
Loyalties to friends can be difficult to maintain.
As Israel would thrive as... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
As Israel would thrive as a nation, King David remains mindful that this was with a price
In order for people to... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
In order for people to give, there must be people to receive. Being the "giver" is often
Paul quotes Exodus 16 when... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Paul quotes Exodus 16 when conducting his stewardship campaign: the one who had
Old Faith Church is a... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Old Faith Church is a struggling congregation in a transitional neighborhood. Many of
Paul's topic here is stewardship... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Paul's topic here is stewardship. He is encouraging the Corinthians to give generously to
The movie star, Marilyn Monroe... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
The movie star, Marilyn Monroe, had a troubled upbringing, living in several different
Jason McAlwain, a senior in... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Jason McAlwain, a senior in high school and the team manager, was permitted to dress
Bert moped around feeling depressed... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Bert moped around feeling depressed. He wasn't sure why he felt the way he did but he
For Mark the evangelist, the... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
For Mark the evangelist, the outsiders of the faith know exactly who Jesus is, while the

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Null -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
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Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
The texts this week are centered on the church’s testimony and witness. That is the essence of what Peter and the Apostles are up to Acts. Luke reminds us that when the times get tough, the tough go to worship — which is exactly where we find Peter and John this Sunday. Peter’s healing of a paralyzed person produces praise. The crowd’s amazement leads to Peter’s proclamation.

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John Jamison
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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John E. Sumwalt
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"Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect" by Frank Ramirez
"Reunite Refugee Children and Parents" by John Sumwalt
 

Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)

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Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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