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Jesus-time -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials
A drawing of a Bible (1 for each child)
Repent and believe -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: The good news that God will forgive
Tested and approved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: Most products are tested before they
Lent coat of arms -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers: Begin Lent with your students by helping them create
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials:
Heavy tape (duct tape is fine, it is not seen)

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

Commentary

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Out of the Chaos -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Several cultures in the ancient Mediterranean have some version of the Flood story, which tells us t
Baptism Pictures -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In some Christian traditions the expectation is that babies should be baptized.  In other Christi

On the other side -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
When our children were younger, I would often wash their feet for them when they came inside from pl
Where shall we begin? -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
We may find it hard sometimes to know where to begin.
God remembers in a rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
"Pastor," he began, "I want to tell you how distressed I am that we continue to have a prayer of con
Repetition -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
If you are on course with your preaching, you will sometimes notice how it seems you are saying the

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Oh Dear, Roly! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Call to Worship:

In Jesus, the kingdom of God has come near. Let us turn to him and

Children's sermon

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Beloved Just As You Are -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
“And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.'” (
Keep Your Faith First -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2014
The Point: Take care of your faith first.
Being the Beloved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Anna Shirey -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
First Thoughts: This Sunday it would be easy to stick with the first part of the text, which
Jesus-time -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought with me today something that all of us have probably seen.
Repent and believe -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Show the
Tested and approved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Today we learn that Jesus went into the
What a temptation! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a candy bar with me.
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Note: Assign someone to push his/her hand, clutching the dove, through the paper at the scheduled ti

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w

From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

I Believe... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Michael was both excited and scared all at the same time.

Devotional

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Lent 1 -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Genesis 9:8-17
Lent 1 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- William W. Helland -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Mark 1:9-15

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2018) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Genesis 9:8-17
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2015) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

Genesis 9:8-17

In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski tells... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski tells the terrifying parable of the "Grand Inquisition.
Genesis 9:8-17br... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009

Genesis 9:8-17
Roy recalls that early in... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Roy recalls that early in his Christian journey he was encouraged to read the Bible.
In his novel, Shoeless Joe... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
In his novel, Shoeless Joe, Ray Kinsella hears a voice but it isn't a voice from heaven.
Brenda spoke to the administrative... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Brenda spoke to the administrative board with a quavering voice, filled with emotion.
Tradition has it that George... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Tradition has it that George Friderick Handel was so overwhelmed and awed by his reading of the book
Genesis 9:8-17 Fred... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Genesis 9:8-17
In the wilderness, Jesus was... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
In the wilderness, Jesus was tempted to sin.
Some ladies in the church... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Some ladies in the church undertook the project of making little baptism cushions, three inches squa
Paul Revere, an American patriot... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Paul Revere, an American patriot of the Revolutionary era, was probably Amer-ica's finest silversmit
The wilderness has been a... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
The wilderness has been a defining feature of American character.
The classical scholar Gilbert Murray... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
The classical scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered the brilliant physicist Albert Einstein si
James A. Whittaker, first American... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
James A.
Timing is everything. The Danish... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
Timing is everything. The Danish make a little round pancake called an aebel-skiever.
He said to me, Here... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
He said to me, "Here is a map for the journey ahead.
The Gospel is the story... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
The Gospel is the story of God`s Kingdom and those who are members of it.
Tony Campolo tells the story... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
Tony Campolo tells the story of college president Robertson McQuilken, who felt a powerful call to f
In early 1992 the Green... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
In early 1992 the Green Bay Packers signed Reggie White, an all-star defensive lineman to a multi-
The irate employee stomps into... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The irate employee stomps into the paymaster's office and shouts, "There's been a terrible mistake!

The Immediate Word

Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w

From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Love, It's Tough Being A Christian... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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God Of Love, It's Tough Being A Christian... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Lent 1 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Andrew Daughters -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Lord, I pray
every day,
'Lead us not into temptation.'
I have heard

Prayer

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Desert and devils, diversions and dangers in the Christian calling -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
Of particular interest in Mark's very succinct version of

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w

From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer

SermonStudio

Lent 1 -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Genesis 9:8-17
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 9:8-17 (C, E); Genesis 9:8-15 (RC)
Lent 1 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1996
We will begin commentary here with v.
God's good news -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Russell F. Anderson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: God's good news.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Humankind became so corrupt that Yahweh had to destroy it
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w

From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer

SermonStudio

Simple Faith? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John Jamison -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
It all sounds so simple. It’s just so nice, so easy, and so straightforward; almost comfortable.
Jesus and John at the Jordan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John W. Clarke -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Beginning in verse 9 Mark goes out of his way to communicate that Jesus quite literally went out of
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John S. Smylie -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Mark doesn't waste any time getting us involved in the beginning of our Lord's ministry.
A Clock Or A Compass? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- David T. Ball -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Do you all have your compasses with you? What? You don't have compasses?
Up And Running -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Robert A. Noblett -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
We all have a stake in making sure that our young people get up and running.
The Baptism Of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Donna E. Schaper -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
When it comes to the Christian sacraments, Baptism or Eucharist, or those beyond these two central o
Resist Temptation -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
The Holy Gospel for this First Sunday in Lent is the evangelist Mark's very brief account of the tem
The Wilderness Road -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Charles Michael Mills -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Lent comes to our lives every springtime. Lent is the promise

The Village Shepherd

The Perfect Pattern? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
When young Englishman Justin Rose nearly won the open golf championship a couple of years ago, i

Stories

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Looking for the Rainbow -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Contents
"Looking for the Rainbow" by Peter Andrew Smith
He Descended Into Hell -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Sandra Herrmann, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Contents
"He Descended Into Hell" by Sandra Herrmann
Cousins -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Keith Hewitt, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Contents
"Cousins" by Keith Hewitt
"A Crying Shame" by John Sumwalt
Shining On The Hill -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner, Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Shining on the Hill" by Peter Andrew Smith
Upon The Waters -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Frank R. Fisher, Sil Galvan, Gregory L. Tolle, Constance Berg, Henry Scholberg -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Based on Revised Common Lectionary texts:
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10

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Looking for the Rainbow -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Contents
"Looking for the Rainbow" by Peter Andrew Smith

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Finders Keepers -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Henry Scholberg -- 1993
Neil loved his bicycle. It was a three-speed and quite

Worship

The Immediate Word

Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w

From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018


Stories Told, Stories Forgotten
by Dean Feldmeyer
The Baptism, Temptation, Preaching of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Suggestion

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First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Never Again -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Leader: When all seems hopeless, there God is.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- James R. Wilson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Come, let all who have known God's mercy gather now for worship!
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Look for signs of the covenant which God makes with us and our
The Baptism, Temptation, Message of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

One pastor began this way:
The Baptism, Temptation, Preaching of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Suggestion
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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
Frank Ramirez
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
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"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
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Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
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"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
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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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