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Sleeping through the storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
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In God we trust -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Teachers or Parents: Learning to trust is important for our
Peace! Be still! -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Teachers or Parents: Children (and adults) are afraid of
Peace! Be Still -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus calms a storm in today's lesson.
Walking in faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:35-41 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:35-41 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B

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We Can Change the World -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
Our three readings for this week hang together very well.
The work of faith -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
Two beloved stories are paired for our lection this Sunday.
Battles and storms -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- David A. Davis -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
It was a scene from vacation Bible school that I will never forget.
Battles and storms -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Mark 4:35-41, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2003
It was a scene from vacation Bible school that I will never forget.
Fear and faith -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2000
Fear is everywhere in our society. We fear for our safety both in our homes and on the highways.
How to muzzle life's storms -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1997
The books of Samuel may well be made up of several accounts that are woven together, sometimes witho
Intergenerational traveling -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1994
Unfortunately my mother's father died several years before I was born.
How We Know He Is With Us -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2, Mark 4:35-41, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Looking for heroes -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
The year was 1934. Times were difficult around the world. Times were especially

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We Can Change the World -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
Our three readings for this week hang together very well.

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:35-41 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 4:35-41 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Clarice Faces The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Call to Worship: Even storms calm down when we ask Jesus to help. In our worship

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The Very Best Boating Companion of All -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
“And they were filled with great awe...who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
Fear Turns to Faith in Jesus -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
The Point: In the midst of storms let your fear become faith in Jesus.
Quieting the Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: This story is almost magical and is likely to appeal to young children.
Sleeping through the storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been in a boat?
In God we trust -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Good morning! How many of you can read? (Let them answer.) I
Peace! Be still! -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Today I would like for us to think of this toy boat as being
Calming the storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
Walking in faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" (v. 40)

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Biblical Leadership -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
A Non-Anxious Presence -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
This week’s primary Old Testament and gospel passages each provide vivid illustrations of how many o
Running Quickly Into Battle… With Five Smooth Stones? -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary passage from the Old Testament features one of the Bible's most enduring st
It Is Evening... -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
When the first storm of the 2006 hurricane season posed a threat to Florida last week, many media st

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The Day The Winds Came -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Wesley T. Runk
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been caught in a big wind?

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The Day Of The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
The first thing Jack saw when he walked into church on the Sunday morning was a bright red o

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The Day Of The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
The first thing Jack saw when he walked into church on the Sunday morning was a bright red octopus.

Devotional

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Proper 7 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2008
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49
Proper 7 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2005
Mark 4:35-41

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Calming The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1999
ThemeDoes Jesus know and care about our everyday problems that seem so big to us?
Raging -- 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Lori Lee Triplett -- 1993
(This stand-alone monologue should be done as simply as possible, one on one with God)

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 7 | OT 12, Cycle B (2018) -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 7 | OT 12, Cycle B (2015) -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 7 | OT 12, Cycle B (2012) -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49
Frank Graeff, the Methodist minister who wrote the hymn... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
Frank Graeff, the Methodist minister who wrote the hymn, "Does Jesus Care?" normally was an upbeat p
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11... -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2009
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49
Novelist Harry Brown shared an... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2009
Novelist Harry Brown shared an Oscar as a screenwriter.
Storms on the water are... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2009
Storms on the water are frightening to watch, much less be in.
The Sea of Galilee was... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2009
The Sea of Galilee was one of the fishing hot spots of the ancient world.
Susan couldn't wait for Saturday... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2003
Susan couldn't wait for Saturday morning.
Hollywood movie producers spend millions... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2003
Hollywood movie producers spend millions of dollars each film on special effects.
The boys and girls got... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2000
The boys and girls got into the story of David and Goliath.
The panic-stricken disciples woke... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2000
The panic-stricken disciples woke up Jesus with an accusing question, "Teacher, do you not care that
There was a man who... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2000
There was a man who lived out in the countryside.
Jesus regularly used natural emergencies... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1997
Jesus regularly used natural emergencies to bring the faithful closer to God.
I find it difficult to... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1997
I find it difficult to be critical of the disciples for their terror in the midst of the storm's wa
A woman was seated next... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1994
A woman was seated next to a minister on an airplane during a storm.
We have the tendency to... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1994
We have the tendency to act very differently under pressure.
Charlton Heston had to learn... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1994
Charlton Heston had to learn something new for the 1967 movie, Counterpoint.
Every spring our local electric... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1994
Every spring our local electric company sends out notices about kite flying safety: safety posters h
In times of panic... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In times of panic and fear, we turn to the one who can calm the storm, and ask, "Do you not ca
Throughout Asia travelers find... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Throughout Asia travelers find that, in crossing from one mountain to another, one must go ove
Those who were closest... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Those who were closest to Christ were yet limited in their knowledge of him.

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Biblical Leadership -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
A Non-Anxious Presence -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
This week’s primary Old Testament and gospel passages each provide vivid illustrations of how many o
Running Quickly Into Battle… With Five Smooth Stones? -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary passage from the Old Testament features one of the Bible's most enduring st

Intercession

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Calming And Reliable God... -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Proper 7 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1990
Jesus, come and take my tiller,for my boat is very small.

Prayer

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The puzzling identity of Jesus -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: Mark constructs his narrative of this storm-stilling incident

Preaching

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Biblical Leadership -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
A Non-Anxious Presence -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
This week’s primary Old Testament and gospel passages each provide vivid illustrations of how many o
Running Quickly Into Battle… With Five Smooth Stones? -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary passage from the Old Testament features one of the Bible's most enduring st
It Is Evening... -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
When the first storm of the 2006 hurricane season posed a threat to Florida last week, many media st

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Proper 7 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayPay attention: God's ways are marvelous.
The (Demonic) Empire Strikes Back -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2005
Miracle Six The (Demonic) Empire Strikes BackThe Text
Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2005
Revised Common 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 or 1 Samuel 17:57--18:5, 10-16
There Are Demons In The Sea -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2002
"The Stilling Of The Storm"
A Boat For Rough Seas -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- 2000
When rough seas and wild storms rage about us,
Stilling A Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Harold H. Lentz -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1999
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leavi
Proper 7 (C, E) -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 (C)
Proper 7; Pentecost 6 -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1996
In the overall structure of Mark's Gospel we now move into material that follows the Parable of the
Knowing God's presence and power in the midst of the storms of life -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Knowing God's presence and power in the midst of the storms of life.
Proper 7 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1993
Two armies were facing each other in the Elah Valley. The
Proper 7 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1990
Since it is now over three months since the church celebrated Easter, the memories of the joy and gl
Proper 7 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1990
Since it is now over three months since the church celebrated Easter, the memories of the joy and gl
Proper 7, Pentecost 5, Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Seasonal Theme
Stilling The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
1. Text

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Biblical Leadership -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
A Non-Anxious Presence -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
This week’s primary Old Testament and gospel passages each provide vivid illustrations of how many o
Running Quickly Into Battle… With Five Smooth Stones? -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary passage from the Old Testament features one of the Bible's most enduring st
It Is Evening... -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
When the first storm of the 2006 hurricane season posed a threat to Florida last week, many media st

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What Good Is Doubt? -- Mark 4:35-41 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2011
Doubt has been around for a long time. At least as long as faith and trust.
Be Not Afraid? -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2008
Just a short time ago, a young homemaker and mother sat in my office telling me how she was feeling
Where Is Your Trust? -- Mark 4:35-41 -- George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2005
If it was not Jesus who was asking the question, our reaction to the speaker would probably be somet
When The Boat Begins To Sink -- Mark 4:35-41 -- David G. Rogne -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2002
In the Gardener Museum in Boston hangs Rembrandt's painting of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
Toward An Active Faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Don M. Aycock -- 2000
Faith is active and alive.
Shouting At A Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1996
The story of Jesus calming the storm has always been a favorite story of the church.
Walking Through A Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1993
Simon was in control of the boat. He was the oldest, and besides it was his boat.
When You Can't See The Rainbow for the Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- James Weekley -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1987
Following the battle of Guadalcanal, Barney Ross recalls himself petitioning a Jewish God.
"Is Peace Attainable?" -- Psalm 4, Mark 4:35-41 -- Alan Bacon Bond -- 1986
There was a storm on the sea during the night.
The Little Boat -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Picture Jesus and the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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Bolts From The Blue -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
One Christmas, many years ago and many miles away from here, the local minister and his wife wen

Stories

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Sit Down And Shut Up -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
Contents "Sit Down and Shut Up" by C. David McKirachan
Just A Kid -- Mark 4:35-41, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 9:9-20 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
Contents"Just a Kid" by C. David McKirachan
One Frightened Puppy -- Mark 4:35-41, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Sandra Herrmann, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "One Frightened Puppy" by Sandra Herrmann
Passing Over To The Other Side -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- C. David Mckirachan, Cynthia E. Cowen, Constance Berg -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "Miracle"

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Peace In The Midst Of The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2008
Suppose for a few minutes that you are one of them.
Calming The Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1999
The Lake of Galilee is on the northern end of the rift valley.
And The Wind Came Up -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- 1993
It was going to be a beautiful summer evening. The sun

Worship

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Biblical Leadership -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2018
A Non-Anxious Presence -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
This week’s primary Old Testament and gospel passages each provide vivid illustrations of how many o
Running Quickly Into Battle… With Five Smooth Stones? -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary passage from the Old Testament features one of the Bible's most enduring st
It Is Evening... -- Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
When the first storm of the 2006 hurricane season posed a threat to Florida last week, many media st

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Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 -- 1 Samuel 15:7--18:5, 10-16, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
The Lion's Paw -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1999
Call To Worship Leader: Who is your Goliath?
Afraid and Overwhelmed -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Proper 7 -- 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: Let all who are weary from their labors gather now for worship!
Jesus' calming of the sea: the disciples' fear and awe -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the CelebrationOne pastor did this:
Jesus Calms the Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Celebration Through PraisePastoral Invitation (Pastor and Ministers)
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Bethany Peerbolte
For May 9, 2021:
  • One Nation Under God? by Tom Willadsen — What would the United States look like if we truly were “one nation under God?” What would it be like to live in a place where everyone was treated as one who has been “born of God?”
  • Dying Is Easy by Dean Feldmeyer — Dying is easy; living the gospel is hard.

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John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Waking Up to Racism” by John Sumwalt
“Twists and Turns” by Frank Ramirez

 
Waking Up to Racism
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

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David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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