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Appearances can be deceiving. Naaman... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Appearances can be deceiving.
An old, moldy story has... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
An old, moldy story has circulated since the Second World War that the leaders of the Allied Nations
The verses immediately preceeding... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The verses immediately preceeding this text are pivotal.
Naaman is desperate and willing... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Naaman is desperate and willing to go to any ends for healing.
When the Lord instructs the... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When the Lord instructs the 70 to "eat what is set before you," both humorous and sad stories come t
May I never boast except... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been cr
According to an advertisement in... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
According to an advertisement in a recent magazine, a senior oncologist at a prominent New York hosp
An unusual member of the... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
An unusual member of the plant kingdom, the mimosa or sensitive plant avoids relationship with any o
In verse fourteen of this... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In verse fourteen of this reading the Apostle Paul tells us he is "dead to the world."
My grandfather was a piano... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
My grandfather was a piano tuner during the depression.
In each person's life there... -- Luke 10:1-2, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In each person's life there are three stages.
Freedom - that's what the fourth... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Freedom - that's what the fourth of July was all about.
On this Fourth of July... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
On this Fourth of July, these words from Galatians remind us of what it can mean for nations to "bea
Many of the members of... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Many of the members of churches are somewhat disdainful of Mormons.
In the cross of Christ... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"In the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time.
Comparing ourselves with others can... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Comparing ourselves with others can be destructive -- both for us and for them.
Two young men were out... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Two young men were out jogging. One asked the other why he seemed so gloomy.
Paul made it a point... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Paul made it a point to earn his own living wherever he went so he would not need to accept gratuiti
If you let a twelve... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
If you let a twelve-foot python roam free in your home, you'd better make sure you feed it.
The woman in Simon's house... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The woman in Simon's house was not forgiven because she loved much.
First say 'Peace be to... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"First say 'Peace be to this house' ..."
When it comes to planting... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When it comes to planting seed, certified seed, though more expensive, is the way to go.
In the 1950s C. S... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In the 1950s C. S. Lewis carried on a correspondence with a woman in America who was seriously ill.
Now that we are in... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Now that we are in the midst of the vacation season, we face the annual dilemma of packing our suitc
I have spent countless hours... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
I have spent countless hours in hospitals with parishioners who were sick or dying.

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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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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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Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
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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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