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Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Materials:
Deep water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: This week's children's message has that great story of the disciples letting down their ne
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children need to learn early that God
"Fishing for people" -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers or Parents: We are all in the people catching business
Jesus the fisherman -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: Jesus tells Peter to cast his nets again, even

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Commentary

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We Cannot Help But Follow Him -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
All the lessons testify to how when confronted by God’s word, we cannot help but follow him, a theme
Looking down to see heaven -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Some mornings, when I ride my bike, the world is still very dark. I have to pick my way
Called and sent by God -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Career Day at school is always an exciting time for children.
Sinners ministering to sinners -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
This Sunday's lessons pair two call narratives: that of Isaiah the prophet and that of Simon Peter t
Caught by grace -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
A pastor was asked why he never delivered a sermon about sin.
Words on singed lips -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
You can always tell the prophets by the scars on their lips.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Call to worship:

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The Bible Club -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Call to worship:

Children's sermon

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No Fish? Go Fish... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
“...from now on you will be catching people.” (v. 10b)
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the net and let
Fishing for people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
(Begin with the fishing gear in plain sight and the boot
Some rules for fishing -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever gone
Deep Water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go swimming?

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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Fishers Of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The evangelistic nature of Christianity.
Strange Fishing -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a badminton net

Children's Story

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Martin's Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
The disciples may not have understood or agreed with Jesus' instructions to lower their nets on

Devotional

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Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!
-- Luke 5:8

Drama

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When He Calls ... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 85 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts

"What is God calling me to do?"
A Fish Story -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
Theme

What is so compelling about the words of Jesus that changes people's lives?

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (OT 5) Cycle C (2019) -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
Jon visited and welcomed his... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Jon visited and welcomed his new neighbors, but they didn't seem to care about him, his
I have a friend who... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
I have a friend who is both a pastor and a professional fisherman. He has a wonderful hat
For some reason, fishing takes... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
For some reason, fishing takes on wild proportions, and a fish story automatically implies
There are times that come... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
There are times that come to us all when the fish just do not bite. There are occasions
For six years, Linda had... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
For six years, Linda had worked at the Altoona Tribune covering the arts and various other st
It seems miraculous that John... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
It seems miraculous that John P.
Some children were playing hide... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Some children were playing hide and seek one day.
Many computer languages are case... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2001
Many computer languages are case-specific, which means words must be exactly the same throughout the
The young man joined the... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
The young man joined the church at age sixteen, not because he became a Christian, but because his p
In a children's story titled... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
In a children's story titled The Stray, a group of elementary students are taken by a school bus to
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
Traditional marriage. Wife stays home to cook, clean, and raise two children. Dad works constantly.
Everyone has probably seen commercials... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1998
Everyone has probably seen commercials for the U.S. Army.
Lyle Schaller issues a monthly... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
Lyle Schaller issues a monthly newsletter to keep the clergy of several denominations informed of so
Anyone who has watched Perry... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
Anyone who has watched Perry Mason, or Matlock or L.A.
Jack had graduated from high... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
"Jack" had graduated from high school and was now working full-time in the local grocery store where
The teacup was a lovely... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1995
The teacup was a lovely, fragile thing of bone china, pure milk white in the thickest parts and tran
Life can change in the... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Life can change in the flash of a moment.
Luke's description of a fish... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Luke's description of a fish catch so big as to break nets, also strains the imagination.
Mark Twain once went to... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Mark Twain once went to borrow a certain book from a neighbor.
Fishing for people is common... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Fishing for people is common both in the church and out.
Sometimes, like the disciples, we... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Sometimes, like the disciples, we discover we have more than we thought we had.
Fishing is an extremely dangerous... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Fishing is an extremely dangerous occupation.

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Intercession

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Faithful God, you never give up on human beings... -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Monologues

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Which, Simon: A Boat Or A Life? -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Robert F. Scott -- 1996
Every child in church school knows of Jesus' call to Simon and Andrew, James and John to become "fis

Prayer

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Godly vocations for the unworthy -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Godly vocations for the unworthy

Gospel Note:
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
When Jesus calls, the only thing to do is follow.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
The first four chapters of Luke prepare the way for all that is to come.
The Catch Of Fish -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1997
1. Text
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret
Epiphany 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
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Fish Miracle -- Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

SermonStudio

The Ashes Of Our Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
When she was a teenager, Cindy worked for her father.
Leaving Before The Invitation -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
John and Mary have been married for about twenty years.
From Empty Nets To Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
The Kind Of People Whom God Chooses -- Luke 5:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
There are many stories in the New Testament about people who are called to serve God and follow Jesu
Jesus Said: 'Try Again' -- Luke 5:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
Here is the good news for today from Luke 5:1-11. This is the Word of God!
From Empty Nets to Full Lives -- Luke 5:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1988
It's funny what experiences and phrases will stay with you from childhood.
Fishers of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
Just south of Capernaum lies the ancient plain of Gennesaret.

The Village Shepherd

Faith -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
There's a wonderful story of a tightrope walker, who was challenged to walk the tightrope across t

Stories

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Perspective -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
Contents
“Perspective” by C. David McKirachan
'grace' -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
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A Story To Live By: 'Grace'
Here Am I; Send Me! -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Stan Purdum, Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Here Am I; Send Me!" by Stan Purdum

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They Are Biting -- Luke 5:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Two guys go on a fishing trip.
Catching People -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your n
Notes From A Nomad -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Marti Guixe is homeless -- unless you call the world his home.
Good Enough To Be With You? -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
They had been pen pals of a sort for only ten months but their letters came more and more frequently
How The Mighty Have Fallen! -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1994
"How the mighty have fallen." King David of old once spoke those words concerning the death of King
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- John Steward -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
So often we read these words of Jesus and wonder why we do not see this taking place in our churches

Worship

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Preach or Plow? -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2019
For February 10, 2019:
Netting A Dream -- Luke 5:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Called To A Strange Life -- Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
We have many questions that need answers. We wrestle with these questions every day.

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Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 5:1-11

Theme: Big Fish, Big Pond
Chosen -- Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1-11 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
We gather to worship -
That we might scatter to serve.
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2003
Theme: Who Will Be The Lord's Messenger?

Call To Worship
Epiphany 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-13, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-13
Theme: Worship leads to our being commissioned

New & Featured This Week

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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
For February 17, 2019:

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Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Jeremiah 17:5-10
On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Garrett Reid killed himself in the dorm room at Lehigh University where the Philadelphia Eagles were holding training camp. Garrett is the oldest son of the Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid. Garrett had a history of drug problems and even spent some time in prison on drug related charges. Andy Reid told the team’s owner that in this difficult situation he would continue to move forward, saying “I’m going to hit that curveball and hit it out of the park.”
Ron L.

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Wayne Brouwer
There is a powerful scene in Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons. The story is that of Sir Thomas More, loyal subject of the English crown. King Henry VIII wants to change things to suit his own devious plans, so he requires all his nobles to swear an oath of allegiance which violates the conscience of Sir Thomas More before his God. Since he will not swear the oath, More is put in jail. His daughter Margaret comes to visit him. “Meg,” he calls her, with affection. She’s his pride and joy, the one who thinks his thoughts after him.

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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.

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David O. Bales
Contents
“A Messianic Message?” by David O. Bales
“Blissful? Agnosticism” by David O. Bales


A Messianic Message?
by David O. Bales
Luke 6:17-26

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Janice B. Scott
We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.

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Cynthia E. Cowen
"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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