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Relativity -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEMEAT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Don't be stingy with love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
There's an old story about a woman who calls the turkey hotline at holiday time.
'Faith, not works' -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The real message of this Gospel text is
Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The lesson stands on its own.

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Commentary

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Saved by faith -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Our readings this week draw us into the tricky territory of works righteousness and the eternal temp
Trust for the journey -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David Coffin -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
So who do we trust while taking our journey of faith during the season of Pentecost?
By their fruits -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Margaret Mead, the world-renowned anthropologist, was speaking at a university and one student asked
Preaching to the choir -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- David Kalas -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
We preachers are sometimes confused about our audience.


From much love comes much love -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
About this time of year, the seeds that were planted in the spring are sprouting up through the grou
Judgment and forgiveness -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
The concept of "judgment" is almost universally viewed as negative today, though the term itself is
Contrasting scenes -- Jezebel to Joanna -- 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1995
One of the great stories of the Old Testament greets us in the first reading for this Sunday.
The land is the Lord's -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
A man was typing away at a computer with a stack of video cassettes by his side, when a friend walke
Providence -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
God's love is never described as an emotion in the Scriptures.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Quiz -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "The one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." In

The Quiz -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Invitation to Confession:

Children's sermon

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How To Appreciate Jesus -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
How many of you like cars?
Big Forgiveness, Big Gratitude -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Relativity -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
"Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great
Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt."
Faith, not works -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Good morning! In the Gospel reading today, we heard about a
Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
How many of you have heard parents or other people talk about bills? Bills are debts.

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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You Owe Me Nothing -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Great forgiveness produces great love.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Great Chess Game -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Stephen started playing chess when he was quite small.

Devotional

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Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 11 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11 | Pentecost 4 (2016) -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- R. Robert Cueni, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 6 | OT 11 (2013) -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
Jesus ate with anyone... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Jesus ate with anyone, Democrat or Republican, sinners or righteous (self-righteous?), rich or poor.
It is often overlooked... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
It is often overlooked and not talked much about how Jesus and the disciples were able to go about t
NULL -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Persepolis is an autobiographical graphic novel about Marjane Satrapi, a woman who grew up in Iran a
NULL -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a
Everyone knows that Harriot has... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Everyone knows that Harriot has the biggest heart in town. She delivers food to the
In an earlier century, the... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
In an earlier century, the great violinist, Bocher, substituted his talent for that of a poor,
The centerpiece of this text... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
The centerpiece of this text shines on a woman with a sordid reputation that came to
As often as we seek... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
As often as we seek forgiveness, it is God's wish and pleasure to grant it. So it was with
After a long road trip... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
After a long road trip, there is nothing so inviting as a motel sign: V-A-C-A-N-C-Y!
The phone rang. It was... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
The phone rang. It was Karen, one of the most committed members in our congregation.
We have a teenage son... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
We have a teenage son. Recently I overheard my wife sharing a story with a friend about him.
In the Museum of Fine... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
In the Museum of Fine Arts in Buda-pest, Hungary, there hangs a most captivating painting, Sleepi
There is always a page... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
There is always a page in the local newspaper that lists what is going on in all the different churc
The story is told in... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
The story is told in Spain of a father and his teenage son whose relationship had become strained.
In January of 1997, Katie... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
In January of 1997, Katie Couric interviewed Gordon Liddy on the NBC Today show.
Mass murderers are people we... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
Mass murderers are people we love to hate.
The Pharisees were offended at... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
The Pharisees were offended at the unpredictability of Jesus' ragtag band of followers, especially t
As often as we seek... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
As often as we seek forgiveness, it is God's wish and pleasure to grant it.
Forgiveness is a concept that... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Forgiveness is a concept that human beings have always had trouble comprehending.

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Loving And Forgiving God -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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Love as the result of forgiveness -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Love as the result of forgiveness

Gospel Note:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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Proper 6/Pentecost 4/Ordinary Time 11 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Proper 6 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
The lectionary at this point omits the material in Luke 7:18-35.
Forgiving Debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1997
36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Proper 6 -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13, Galatians 2:16, 19-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1985
The Lessons

1 Kings 19:1-8

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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The Forgiven Love A Lot! -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
One day it became obvious that I needed to tell my two daughters, Soon Ah and Rebekah, this story --
The Extravagance Of Love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
If there was anything Jesus despised, it was stinginess, especially the holding back of oneself.
Incident At A Table -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
Many of the great events of history have taken place at tables.
Images Of Life -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1999
Images of life and death -- we are surrounded by them every day.

The Village Shepherd

Love And Forgiveness -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Some friends of mine had a nasty accident recently.

Stories

StoryShare

Just A Small Town Girl... -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Just a Small Town Girl..." by Keith Hewitt
Becoming A Family -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Becoming a Family" by Frank Ramirez
Somebody Else's Treasure -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Craig Kelly -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
Contents
"Somebody Else's Treasure" by Frank Ramirez
The Kiss -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
A Story to Live By



The Kiss


The Mayor's Wife -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- David O. Bales, Frank R. Fisher, Constance Berg -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The Mayor's Wife" by David O. Bales

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The Forgiveness Business -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
It's a wonderful story. At least, it is to me. Others might not like it so well.
Twice Forgiven -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
Robby was changing the channel on the radio when he came to the intersection.
Forgiven Much! -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1994
The life of a prostitute is a hateful way of life.
Proper 6 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- John Steward -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
College students are notorious for their laundry problems while away at college.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Confronting Shame With Guerrilla Grace -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Christopher Keating, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
Both of his week’s lectionary Old Testament passages depict ordinary people who find themselves in d
Power Without Honor -- Luke 7:36--8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures brings us a fascinating story about the ab
Naboth's Vineyard -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Luke 7:36--8:3, Galatians 2:15-21, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
This week's Old Testament text tells the striking story of Naboth's vineyard -- a story that raises
Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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Proper 6 / Ordinary Time 11 / Pentecost 4 -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
Proper 6/Ordinary Time 11 -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 7:36--8:3

Theme: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Open Hands -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
An open hand, bestowing the bounty of creation.
Proper 6 -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2003
First Lesson: 1 Kings 21:1-21a
Theme: Evil Deeds Lead To Destruction
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
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.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
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Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
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.
David Kalas
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.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

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.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
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.

First Lesson
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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