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This is where you come in -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- David Kalas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Is it blasphemy to preach about human beings on Trinity Sunday?
Great expectations -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
It was Charles Dickens who prodded us to think about hope in his wonderful novel Great Expectatio
Knowing our limits -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet, Ovid, was writin
Prism view -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Five fine crystal ornaments hang in one window of our home. We received them as gifts
One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Christians are "stewards of the mysteries of God" (1 Corinthians 4:1).
One in revelation and glory -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
The late Cardinal Cushing said that, when he was a parish priest, he was summoned to a store to give
God in three persons -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
My practice has been to invite folk in the pews to think of the Trinity not as a definition of God,
Proverbs 8:22-31, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B
In all probability, most Christians have, at one time or another, agonized over the doctrine of the

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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Love poured out -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
"And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces enduranc
It takes endurance -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering
Being full of hope -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In our New Testament reading for today we hear about how God uses our struggles to make us stronger
Our debt is paid -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Good morning! Does anyone know what a "debt" is? (Let them
Pain relief -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sometimes when I get a headache or if I overdo it and my

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Open Access -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To demonstrate that we have access to God through Christ.

Devotional

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The Holy Trinity -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings....
-- Romans 5:3a

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2016) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2013) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
NULL -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
In the popular story The Hunger Games (which is like a futuristic Coliseum of gladiators), th
NULL -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Bob Ove -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Being justified is what faith is all about.
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31br... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Access is a precious commodity... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Access is a precious commodity in our world. In Washington DC, lobbyists pay big
When Kate was informed that... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
When Kate was informed that she had ovarian cancer, her world fell apart. She was only
Routine surgery revealed a serious... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Routine surgery revealed a serious life-threatening problem for Bill. Bill would undergo
We boast in our hope... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
"We boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. Not only that, but we also boast in our
I find it hard not... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
I find it hard not to think of Anne Frank whenever I read of the progression: suffering, endurance,
During the plagues in Europe... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
During the plagues in Europe, Christians had an above average survival rate.
Steve Mariotti is the founder... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Steve Mariotti is the founder and president of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
In his book It's... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
In his book It's Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong relates his rocky journey from world cha
The love of God has... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
"The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit." Jesus wants to thorough
In this remarkable passage Paul... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
In this remarkable passage Paul reports how he and other persons of faith "boast in our sufferings"
The legendary comedian Bob Hope... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
The legendary comedian Bob Hope was once asked why he entertained service personnel throughout the w
Star Trek: The Next... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
Star Trek: The Next Generation has an episode that revolves around Captain Picard's artificia
It isn't uncommon to hear... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
It isn't uncommon to hear students (of all ages) lament over a required subject: "But why do I have
She practiced behind closed doors... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
She practiced behind closed doors, so no one would interrupt her train of thought or make fun of the
In the early church, many... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
In the early church, many considered martyrdom to be the norm for Christians.

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go

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Free Sermon Illustrations for May 30, 2010 from SermonStudio -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- 2010
Instead of the triune, self-giving God at the center of our lives, the self-seeking god we idolize a

Prayer

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THE HOLY TRINITY -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- B. David Hostetter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Faith helps us to endure suffering, and move beyond it to hope.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- George M. Bass -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- George M. Bass -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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God's Chain Reaction -- Romans 5:1-5 -- April Yamasaki -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
In 1980, NBC introduced a new television game show called Chain Reaction.
Boast Of That! -- Romans 5:1-5 -- John Jamison -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
He had been looking forward to Sunday afternoon all week.
Christ In All Things: The Faith Of Saint Patrick -- Romans 5:1-5 -- 2004
On this Saint Patrick's Day I'd like to begin the sermon with an Irish greeting: "Cead Mile Failta"
The Soul Afraid Of Dying -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Gary L. Carver -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Fred Craddock tells a story set in the rural South during the Depression.
A Hope That Does Not Disappoint -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
Rain or shine, hot or cold, seven nights a week, 365 days a year, members of area local churches and

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The Invisible Man -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
There's been a reworking on television recently of the old series, The Invisible Man.

Stories

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Faith -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Contents
"Faith" by Keith Hewitt
"Divine Handiwork" by John Fitzgerald
Bringing Up Ziva -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Contents
"Bringing Up Ziva" by Sandra Herrmann
Guided On The Path -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Guided on the Path" by Peter Andrew Smith
Bearing The Truth -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
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Stories to Live By: "Bearing the Truth" by John Sumwalt
Mitch And The Angel -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt, Fanny Lee Seville -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Mitch and the Angel" by Sandra Herrmann

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Peace with the FHP -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
This text includes a reference to all three persons of the Trinity.
Adagio -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Constance Berg -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
He could barely lift his head from his chest. Oh, but how the music moved him. Adagio. Slow.

Worship

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Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
The Holy Trinity -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-5

Theme: SST (Serious Spiritual Training)
Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Theme: In Praise Of Wisdom

Call To Worship

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

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

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

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

Good morning wonderful children,

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

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

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


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

The Village Shepherd

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

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

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

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