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Children's Activity

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Empty riches -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Sharing gifts -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Watch out for greed! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
How do we define ourselves? When we think of our lives and our worth, what are the criteria we use?
"Things don't last" -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Teachers or Parents: It is very easy for children to
Embarrassed -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Teachers or Parents: One of the biggest fears we all have in

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Reasonable Expectations -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
Reasonable expectations -- they’re implicit in these scripture texts.
A matter of values -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
So much of the matter of living the Christian life comes down to a matter of values.
The dangers of idolatry -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Gary Thompson, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
Idolatry comes in many forms. An idol is, of course, anything we put before God.
Feast of fools -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
In Harvey Cox's book, Feast of Fools, he described the yearly medieval
"Up" is not the only heavenly direction -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
Annual meetings, whether for a business corporation, a nonprofit agency, or a local congregation, us
Focus -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
A couple years ago there was a fad involving optical illusions called "Magic Eye" pictures.
Aim high -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
It comes with the territory of capitalism, for we are continually encouraged to want more, to get wh
Ambition comes with the territory. -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
It comes with the territory of capitalism, for we are continually encouraged to want more, to get wh
And then what? -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
The focus of the lessons for the final three Sundays in July honed in on the dimensions of responsib

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Zog And Ergerol -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Call to Worship:

Jesus warned against with those who store up treasures for

Children's sermon

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Get Rich In God -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
What is inside your wallet? Would you like to see inside mine?
Storing Up Treasure -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
Empty riches -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
"So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God." (v.
Sharing gifts -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
"So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich
Watch out for greed! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
See this big bowl of candy? I'm going to divide it into three piles. (Separate the candy.
Things don't last -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Good morning! As we read the Gospel accounts, we often hear
Embarrassed -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
What does "embarrassing" mean to you? We get embarrassed
Embarrassed -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
What does "embarrassing" mean to you? We get embarrassed

The Immediate Word

Living In A Selfie Culture -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary texts have a great deal to say about the misplaced priorities of contemporary
Walking The Walk -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013

The overriding theme in this week’s lectionary texts is one of divine disappointment.

The Bucket List Vs. The Gutter List -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
This week's texts from Colossians and Luke call us to live in a Christ-like manner -- and both Paul
It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Gobble, Gobble, Gone -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: A lesson of sharing.
What Do You Do With The Leftover Jelly Beans? -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a large bag of jelly beans

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Marble King -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Charlie Baker was thrilled. He'd just been given a bag of marbles from his grandmother.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 13 / Pentecost 11 / Ordinary Time 18 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2009
... for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

Drama

SermonStudio

The Rich Fool -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermons Illustrations for Proper 13 | OT 18 (2016) -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
Hosea 11:1-11
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 13 | OT 18 (2013) -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
Hosea 11:1-11
Matt Damon is a devoted... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
Matt Damon is a devoted husband and father.
They say that you can't... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
They say that you can't take it with you, but that hasn't stopped people from trying.
The parable of the rich fool... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
The parable of the rich fool provides opportunity to reflect on the abuses of capitalism.
NULL -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
John D. Rockefeller Jr. believed in the United Nations.
NULL -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
I remember when I was younger hearing the story of Howard Hughes, one of the richest men of his day.
NULL -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
Eric will admit that he is a collector who hates to throw anything away, even if the clothes no long
NULL -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

Hosea 11:1-11
Stuff is important. You gotta... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Stuff is important. You gotta take care of your stuff. You gotta have a place for your
Jim was an old bachelor... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Jim was an old bachelor who farmed in the district since he was a young man. No one
The father's tone was harsh... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
The father's tone was harsh toward his five-year-old son. "Not now, Tyler," he said as he
Hostility holds many hostages. Spouses... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Hostility holds many hostages. Spouses, brothers and sisters, neighbors, business
Malcolm Forbes was a very... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
Malcolm Forbes was a very wealthy magazine publisher.
Once there were two men... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
Once there were two men named Dan and Ed. They had been friends for as long as they could remember.
We are so prone as... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
We are so prone as human beings to place our faith in things other than God.
The Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
The Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy (born 1828), devoted the second half of his life to writing on mor
In 1997, ForbesI... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
In 1997, Forbes magazine estimated that Charles Feeney had to be one of the wealthiest men in
Frederick Speakman, in his book... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Frederick Speakman, in his book Salty Tang, relates the fable of the nightingale which traded
A story is told about... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
A story is told about a very industrious man who used his entrepreneurial skills to amass a sizable
Jacob Leeder was a shy... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Jacob Leeder was a shy man. He appeared to live very modestly.
Orson Welles' epic movie, Citizen... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Orson Welles' epic movie, Citizen Kane, chronicles the life of one man determined to control his des

The Immediate Word

Living In A Selfie Culture -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary texts have a great deal to say about the misplaced priorities of contemporary
Walking The Walk -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013

The overriding theme in this week’s lectionary texts is one of divine disappointment.

The Bucket List Vs. The Gutter List -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
This week's texts from Colossians and Luke call us to live in a Christ-like manner -- and both Paul

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Forgiveness... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The false security of material possessions -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The false security of material possessions

Gospel Note:
PROPER 13 -- 2 Kings 13:ll-20a, Psalm 28, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
(Responsively)
Hear this, all you people,

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Living In A Selfie Culture -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary texts have a great deal to say about the misplaced priorities of contemporary
Walking The Walk -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013

The overriding theme in this week’s lectionary texts is one of divine disappointment.

The Bucket List Vs. The Gutter List -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
This week's texts from Colossians and Luke call us to live in a Christ-like manner -- and both Paul
It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Proper 13/Pentecost 11/Ordinary Time 18 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 13 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
The Rich Fool -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2003
1. Text
Becoming Rich In The Eyes Of The Lord -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me
Proper 13 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Hosea 11:1-11 (C)

Proper 13 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
"God has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty" (Luke 1:53).
The Unwise Farmer -- Luke 12:13-21 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1997
13Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my
Proper 13 -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 13 -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 13 -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Living In A Selfie Culture -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary texts have a great deal to say about the misplaced priorities of contemporary
Walking The Walk -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013

The overriding theme in this week’s lectionary texts is one of divine disappointment.

The Bucket List Vs. The Gutter List -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
This week's texts from Colossians and Luke call us to live in a Christ-like manner -- and both Paul
It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Stuff! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2009
It's everywhere you look.
You Fool! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2006
The incident stirring up this text is the request of someone in the crowd who asked Jesus to judge b
It's God's Grace, Not American Ingenuity -- Luke 12:13-21 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2003
Imagine an enormous open field in the midst of rolling hills.
From Hoarding To Giving -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
This story begins with gift -- with blessed gift -- with miraculous, blessed giftedness.
Sharing Shalom -- Luke 12:13-21 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1991
The Bible has a great deal to say about wealth and the people who own it.

The Village Shepherd

The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Evil -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
I once heard a definition of original sin as being like walking through a network of treacle.

Stories

StoryShare

The Rich Fool -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- John Fitzgerald -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
Contents
"The Rich Fool" by John Fitzgerald


The Rich Fool
Putting On Christ -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Peter Andrew Smith, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Putting on Christ" by Peter Andrew Smith
I Remember -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
Contents
"I Remember" by C. David McKirachan
Searching For God, Finding Oneself -- Luke 12:13-21, Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Sandra Herrmann, Argile Smith -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
Let The Redeemed Say So -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C

A Story to Live By



Let the Redeemed Say So

SermonStudio

A Fool And His Money -- Luke 12:13-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2009
A fool and his money are soon parted, right?
Success -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
She didn't want to go to the reunion.
Great Reversals -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1994
The theme of poverty, riches, possessions and the realm of God is a constant theme of Luke.
Midas -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Merle G. Franke -- 1993
Parallel Parable: Luke 12:13-21
The Rich Fool
Midas -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Merle G. Franke -- 1993
The spirit of the 1980's had penetrated far deeper into the life style of Americans than even most e
Proper 13 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- John Steward -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
One of the great struggles in our lives is the one that we have with materialism.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Living In A Selfie Culture -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary texts have a great deal to say about the misplaced priorities of contemporary
Walking The Walk -- Colossians 3:1-11, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2013

The overriding theme in this week’s lectionary texts is one of divine disappointment.

The Bucket List Vs. The Gutter List -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2010
This week's texts from Colossians and Luke call us to live in a Christ-like manner -- and both Paul
It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Introducing the Texts

SermonStudio

Proper 13 / Ordinary Time 18 / Pentecost 11 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 13/Ordinary Time 18 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 12:13-21

Theme: Wise Fool

Call To Worship
Proper 13 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2003
Theme: God's Love For His People

Call To Worship
Proper 13, Pentecost 11, Ordinary Time 18 -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 12:13-21
Where are our treasures? -- Luke 12:13-21 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1997
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21
Theme: Where are our treasures?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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