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Having been an artist for... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Having been an artist for the Creative Poster Company for several years now, Dan always enjoyed the
On a recent visit to... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
On a recent visit to the United States, the Queen of England was hugged by an African-American welfa
The drum is probably the... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
The drum is probably the musical instrument most like the human heart.
The novelist Thomas Wolfe authored... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
The novelist Thomas Wolfe authored a book titled You Can't Go Home Again.
It was October in Paris... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
It was October in Paris in the year 1822.
A children's choir director was... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
A children's choir director was recently relating her experience with the children in her junior cho
In his absorbing autobiography, I... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
In his absorbing autobiography, God, Country, Notre Dame, Theodore Hesburgh, former President
Sociologists regularly succumb to the... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Sociologists regularly succumb to the temptation to treat religion in terms of sociology and politic
While Richard Lamm served... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
While Richard Lamm served as the Democratic governor of Colorado he wrote a book titled Meg
During World War II a... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
During World War II a Jewish girl escaped from Warsaw and hid in a cave.
With the exception of a... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
With the exception of a falling sensation many child development scholars believe all fears are lear
Think for a moment on... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Think for a moment on eyes at Christmas, eyes giving off all manner of expression.
Johann Sebastian Bach headed his... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Johann Sebastian Bach headed his religious works with "the initials JJ, which stood for Jesus Juv
E. Stanley Jones, the Methodist... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
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When asked what they wish... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
When asked what they wish, rather than what they need, many older adults say, "To make a contributio
Special guests have a way... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Special guests have a way of bringing out something special in us ...
The words of John the... -- Luke 3:7-17 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
The words of John the Baptizer in this text do not necessarily sound like Good News, as Luke reports
Sir Walter Scott, the well... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Sir Walter Scott, the well-known author, was once bothered by a stray dog.
John the Baptizer's words have... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
John the Baptizer's words have a contemporary ring to them.
Herbert Jackson, a foreign missionary... -- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Herbert Jackson, a foreign missionary, describes how, when he was newly "out in the field," he was a
Advent is a time of... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Advent is a time of preparation.
Light is warm, comforting, life... -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Light is warm, comforting, life-giving.
To rejoice always, pray constantly... -- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
To rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks in all circumstances is to be in touch with the
Sarah lives what some might... -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Sarah lives what some might think is a glamorous life.
Eugene Burdicks wrote a book... -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Eugene Burdicks wrote a book entitled The 480, which was the story of Thatch, a young America

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For September 15, 2019:
  • Ecological Jeremiad by Chris Keating — Jeremiah’s lament offers a reminder of what it means to participate with God in caring for creation.
  • Second Thoughts: Where's the Joy by Tom Willadsen — Jesus told parables to the outcasts, but the scribes and Pharisees were close enough to eavesdrop. Perhaps the scribes and Pharisees were Jesus and Luke’s intended audience.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
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Nature sometimes unleashes violent and devastating power that can wreak havoc on people. One such occurrence happened near where I live. On May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri was hit by a massive EF5 tornado, 200-plus mph winds pummeling brick and mortar, land and life. The tornado gouged a path through the center of Joplin, killing 161 people, injuring 1,000, and destroying 7,500 homes and business. The city has since rebuilt, but no one who was around then has forgotten that day.
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“In Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Finding the Lost” by Keith Wagner
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In Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Psalm 14

Patty threw back her head and laughed. “Yeah, that sounds like something Gran would say.”

“She certainly was a character.” Hazel smiled widely. “You remind me so much of her and you have that same joyful laugh. My but Stella could laugh.”

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Arley K. Fadness
“Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (v. 10)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so happy to see you this morning I could just about burst! Know why? You are here with your ears on, and I have some exciting stories to put into your ears and into your hearts!

First of all, how many of you have pets? What do you have? (children respond)

Are you aware that sometimes a pet, a puppy or a kitty gets lost?

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
At a very young age, Jamie discovered that he was excellent at Maths. While the other children were struggling through their multiplication tables to find the answer to a problem, Jamie knew immediately. The answer was in his head. He loved the patterns formed by numbers and he could discern beauty in Maths.

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Merle G. Franke
The first time I set eyes on that grand old church building was in the cool of a January evening. Since it was in a southern state, there was no chilling cold to make me hurry back into my host's car, so the two of us casually made our way around the empty building. He was a synod president, and I was a churchwide senior staff person on an official visit to his synod.

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