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Children's Activity

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Before a fall -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Reflecting God's love -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Jesus, the great teacher -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
For the next four weeks we will be studying about Jesus and what a great teacher he was.
"What's a saint?" -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
Teachers or Parents: All Saints' Day is a good time to let
Being blessed -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
Teachers or Parents: We don't use the word "blessed" to

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C

Commentary

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For all the saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Kalas -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
All Saints Day does not boast the repertoire of music that some other seasons and holidays have.
Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Many centuries ago, the great theologian Cyprian said that a person who has God as his father, has t
The twilight zone -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Many will remember the television series, Twilight Zone, that aired in
The grateful dead -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
(Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
It came from beneath the sea -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- William H. Shepherd -- All Saints Day - C
Theaters in the 1950s were deluged with "wildlife-gone-amok" disaster films ...

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C

Children's sermon

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Do Unto Others -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Anna Shirey -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Before a fall -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
"Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophet
Reflecting God's love -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (v. 31)

Jesus, the great teacher -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
(hold up your Bible) This is my Bible. It's the most important book Christians have.
What's a saint? -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
Good morning! Today is All Saints' Day. What's a saint? Can
Being blessed -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
Some people are very lucky. Are any of you lucky? (Let them

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

The Golden Rule -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Treating others the way we want to be treated.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

I Want To Be -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- All Saints Day - C
Casper's aunt was visiting.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2016) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2013) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Saints are people who live... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Saints are people who live by the Golden Rule. Sort of.
Katharine Hepburn, the great... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Katharine Hepburn, the great screen actress and person of great wealth, dressed very simply in her e
NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
NULL -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Tim Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Often we do not realize the influence we have on other people.
NULL -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Craig Kelly -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
There is a pervasive message sweeping throughout the church.
The late novelist, Kurt Vonnegut... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
The late novelist, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., was commenting on recent cases of constitutional
I've heard the Beatitudes so... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
I've heard the Beatitudes so many times that I am usually tempted to tune out when I hear
The family gathered for a... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
The family gathered for a reunion. As children and grandchildren gathered around her,
Julia Neuberger, an ordained rabbi... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Julia Neuberger, an ordained rabbi and member of the British House of Lords, posted the
The kids in Amy's seventh... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
The kids in Amy's seventh-grade class made fun of her. They called her names because she was fat.
Jesus turns the world upside... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
Jesus turns the world upside down in the proclamation of the Beatitudes.
In what is often characterized... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
In what is often characterized as a "dog eat dog" world, Hagar the Horrible (of comic-page fame) ins
Rocky loves to prowl the... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
Rocky loves to prowl the garage sales and flea markets on the weekend.
Tony Campolo once said that... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Tony Campolo once said that on one of his mission trips to Haiti, he was walking the streets, prayin
A front page story in... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
A front page story in Louisville's The Courier Journal contrasts life in the suburbs with lif
From 1851 to 1854, James... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
From 1851 to 1854, James Abbott McNeill Whistler attended West Point.
The Miami airport terminal was... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
The Miami airport terminal was crowded and tense.
In Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
In Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor tells of one of those summer weeks when not much happened in Lake
A Boy Scout promises in... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
A Boy Scout promises in his Scout Law to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
When the pastor answered the... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
When the pastor answered the phone, the woman's voice on the other end said, "Pastor, I'm calling be
Tom has traveled to 48... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C
Tom has traveled to 48 states (Alaska and North Dakota still to go!) and he's journeyed to a handful

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Foolish God... -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- All Saints Day - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme For The Day
All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 (C)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

Saint Who? -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Scott A. Bryte -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the king
What Price Must We Pay? -- Luke 6:20-31 -- John W. Clarke -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Today's Gospel Lesson mirrors the Sermon on the Mount that is found in Matthew 5-7.
Final Touch! -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
When Sean O'Malley died in Ireland and was dutifully laid out in his casket for viewing at his wake,
Golden Rule Saints -- Luke 6:20-31 -- John E. Berger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
On All Saints' Sunday there is a pastor who likes to take a camera into the pulpit with her.

The Village Shepherd

Are The Poor Really Blessed? -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- All Saints Day - C
The Roman Catholic Church's canonisation of Edith Stein some years ago, fuelled considerable contr

Stories

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That's Nuts -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Contents
"That's Nuts" by C. David McKirachan
Who, Me? -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Contents
"Who, Me?" by C. David McKirachan
Of Dreams, Saints, And Kingdoms -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- Larry Winebrenner -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Contents
"The Worst Days" by Peter Andrew Smith
Crazy Dreams -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149 -- Stan Purdum, David E. Leininger, Gary L. Carver, Scott Dalgarno -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"A Change of Heart" by Scott Dalgarno
Another Reformed Short Guy -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week

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"No Saints Here!" -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
The area around Brighton, Colorado, some twenty miles northwest of Denver, has until recently been a

Worship

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Julia Ross Strope -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
All Saints -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:20-31

Theme: Blessings And Woes
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme: God's People Will Receive Power

Call To Worship
Forever And Ever -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Theme: Forever And Ever

Call To Worship
All Saints' Sunday -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Wayne H. Keller -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: Luke 6:20-31

New & Featured This Week

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Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

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Arley K. Fadness
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

SermonStudio

Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

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