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Anniversary Sunday -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, boys and girls. Good morning to you, too, Peter.
Puzzled -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: (Trying to play a hand-held computer game) Now, let's see.
Moms Are Like That -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. Why are you looking so sad?
Fight The Good Fight -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Wow, what happened to you, Peter?
Talk To The Shepherd -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter!
Sin Protection -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Get your sin protection here! "Sin Protectors" -- only $5 each or two for $15.
"Wait Upon The Lord" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
(Today the puppet is wearing the "girl's wig." I call her Petra.
Honoring Mothers -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Good morning, Pastor. Are we honoring mothers today?
"A Star Is Born" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Hi, Peter!
"Just Say No" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: What's that big button you're wearing for, Peter?
Goin' Fishin' -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: (Calls) Peter! Peter! Oh, hi, Peter!
"Just Say No" II -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter! What's that shirt you're wearing?
Paul The Pie Maker -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Well, Peter, how are you getting along in Sunday school?
"The Bread Of Life" -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. How are you today?
Camp Presentation -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. What have you been up to?
God Hates Lying -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you here this morning.
Rise And Shine -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Hello, everyone. Today I've asked Peter to lead us in a prayer.
The Memory Verse -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Good morning, Pastor. May I say a memory verse?
The Good Shepherd And The Flock -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you with us this morning.
The Prayer Chain -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter!
Our Silent Partner -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Good morning, Peter. It's good to have you with us again.
What Do You Want Installed? -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Pastor: Today is a very important time for our church as we have the installation service for
Keeping In Touch -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
(Puppet should pause between lines)
Weather Or Not -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: I can't believe how cold it is today.
Buffet Sunday -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- 2004
Peter: Boy, did I ever have trouble getting you to church this morning.

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Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last d
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
-- Psalm 8:1a
Easter 2 -- Psalm 118:14-29 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Proper 24 / Pentecost 22 / Ordinary Time 29 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Isra
Lent 3 -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
Proper 16 / Pentecost 14 / Ordinary Time 21 -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2009
... I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
-- Jeremiah 1:5c

Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Psalm 52 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge i
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- John 1:1-14 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
The light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
-- John 1:5
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

Easter 2 -- Revelation 1:4-8 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests
Proper 24 / Pentecost 22 / Ordinary Time 29 -- Psalm 119:97-104 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long.
-- Psalm 119:97

Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
... do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem?
Proper 16 / Pentecost 14 / Ordinary Time 21 -- Psalm 71:1-6 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2009
Upon you I have leaned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother's womb.
Epiphany 5 / Ordinary Time 5 -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!
-- Luke 5:8

Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that
Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
May the Lord repay you with children by this woman for the gift that she made to the Lord.
The Holy Trinity -- John 16:12-15 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
-- John 20:19
Proper 24 / Pentecost 22 / Ordinary Time 29 -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for
Proper 16 / Pentecost 14 / Ordinary Time 21 -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2009
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which w
Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength ...
Christmas 1 -- Psalm 148 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / Ordinary Time 9 -- 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29) 30-39 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2009
How long will you go limping with two different opinions?

Drama

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It Wasn't The Hilton, You Know -- Lois Anne Delong, Barbara Anne Antonucci -- 2006
Characters (in order of appearance)
Child 1 (Lead Shepherd)
Child 2 (Mary)
Just Look At Yourself! -- Jill Lamkin -- 2006
Because of a wrong turn in space and in time, two deliverymen leave a very large screen television a
Jesus' Parable Of The Good Samaritan -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Teacher (male)
Jesus
Robber
Merchant
Youth Retreat -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Characters

Group


Person 1


Person 2
Pass The Wine -- John 2:1-11 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
Jesus And John The Baptist -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Woman
John
Rabbi
Pharisee
If We Do It, It Will Work -- Lois Anne Delong, Barbara Anne Antonucci -- 2006
Characters (in order of appearance)
God (offstage voice)
Gabriel
A Risky Gamble -- Jill Lamkin -- 2006
In "A Risky Gamble" we listen in on a conversation in a casino.
Jesus And Blind Bartimaeus -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Man 1
Bartimaeus
Man 2
Man 3
The Evening "Good" News -- Gary W. Fehring -- 2006
Characters

Danus Ratherus

Shopper 1

Salesman 1
Who You Callin' A Big Baby? -- 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
Jesus And The Devil -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Jesus
Devil

Questions
Christmas Eve At Angel School -- Lois Anne Delong, Barbara Anne Antonucci -- 2006
Characters (in order of appearance)
Teacher Angel
1st Angel
2nd Angel
You Think I'm What? -- Jill Lamkin -- 2006
Are you entitled to your employer's paper clips, cars, time, coffee, and pencils for your personal u
Jesus And Lazarus -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Thomas
Jesus
Martha
Mary
More Than Skin Deep -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
Jesus Calls Peter -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Jesus
Peter
Andrew
Room At The Inn -- Lois Anne Delong, Barbara Anne Antonucci -- 2006
Characters (in order of appearance)
Narrator
Innkeeper
Seeds? -- Jill Lamkin -- 2006
God has big dreams for our lives.
Jesus Enters Jerusalem -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Woman 1
Man 1
Man 2
Woman 2
I Will Never Forgive Her -- Never! -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
Jesus' Parable Of The Four Soils -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Jesus
Peter
Soil 1
Soil 2
Because God Said So, That's Why! -- Lois Anne Delong, Barbara Anne Antonucci -- 2006
Characters (in order of appearance)
Narrator
David (or Rachel)
Esther
Monologue For A Traveler -- Jill Lamkin -- 2006
This old traveler of life's path tells of the day he discovered that those footsteps behind him were
Jesus Cleanses The Temple -- Robert Lakey -- 2006
Characters
Narrator
Peter
Jesus
Money Changer
Merchant 1

Easter

Faith Development

Fellowship

Funeral

Gathering Prayer

Healing

Home Blessing

Humor

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Farm And Farmers -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The proverbial city child was getting his first glimpse of
Bible -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The Sunday school teacher had just finished a detailed account
Theology -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The late Gerald Kennedy once told about an old lady who heard
Nervous -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
It's an old one and variously told. But, a woman entered a
Father -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The teacher asked the new arrival in kindergarten what her
father's name was.
Bragging -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Bragging may not bring happiness, but did you ever see a man,
Tongue Twisters -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
According to Guiness Book of Records, the worst tongue twister
Offering -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
A certain church was taking a missionary offering. As the
Fire -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
An oil well caught fire in Oklahoma. The owners called in
Bumper Stickers -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
While there are many bumper stickers appearing today which are
Viewpoint -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Various viewpoints:
His sister: "Oh, his nose is broken!"
One-Liners -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Yogi Berra: "If people don't want to come to the ball game,
Fishing -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Mark Twain once said, "Do not tell fish stories where the
Bureaucracy -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Leo Aikman reports that when the Lord told Moses he was to
Vocabulary -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
"Expedite: to compound confusion with commotion."
Parachutes -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The small plane was carrying three passengers -- a Boy Scout,
Flattery -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
An office boy noticed two women at lunch with his boss. Later
Camel -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Three camels tried to get on board Noah's Ark. He stopped them
Weather -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
A property survey was made of an old lady's property which was
Perfection -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The legendary Ted Williams had had a particularly great day
Flood -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
A man who had survived the Johnstown Flood, and ever since
Campus And College Students -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
A professor in a class on religion was trying to explain the
World Problems -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The guy had been shipwrecked years before and had lived alone
Politics -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
The candidate had given a stirring but fact-filled speech. He
Fool And Fooled -- Hoover Rupert -- 1994
Henry Ward Beecher was a controversial preacher and received

Illustration

Inspirational

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Ears shall tingle -- 2 Kings 21:12 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Ears shall tingle

Location: 2 Kings 21:12
Wisdom is more precious than jewels -- Proverbs 3:15 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: Wisdom is more precious than jewels
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak -- Matthew 26:41 -- Ellis Dillard Thompson -- 1998
Expression: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

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The New Year -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
A new year is just ahead, O Holy Spirit, and we wonder what it holds.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
It was a morning last week, our Creator, when the sun, preceded by a multi-colored sky, rose with su
Advent -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
O God, how grateful we are that you determined to visit us.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Your creation, O Lord, is an awesome and astounding work.
Ash Wednesday -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
O God, we thank you for the promise of springtime; for infant birds breaking out of their shells; fo
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Our heavenly God, you love us when we fail to love ourselves.
The New Year -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Now, our Creator, we turn to a clean white page.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Gracious God, we search for new words to tell you how much we treasure worshiping you every Sunday m
Advent -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
It is difficult for us, O God, to understand how the people of the first century didn't, or wouldn't
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Our Master, we tried going through life under our own rule.
Ash Wednesday -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
It is not easy, heavenly Spirit, owning up to our mistakes -- honestly presenting ourselves to you w
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
There are times, dear Creator, when we are sure we know what is right and what is wrong.
The New Year -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
One of the inescapable dimensions of our lives is time, a gift, our Creator, from you.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Sometimes, Eternal God, we take our friends for granted.
Advent -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Some time ago, O God, we watched a filmed account of how a badly burned Russian boy was flown to Gal
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Our heavenly Creator, we deeply desire to live lives that will be in harmony with your plan for our
Ash Wednesday -- Luke 23:34, 1 John 1:9 -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
You know our hearts, gracious God, how they carry guilt from the past.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
One of the limitations your creation places upon us, O God, is time.
The New Year -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
We are an impatient people, Lord. We want what we want, today!
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
There are times, O God, when we are convinced that we are doing the right thing and yet the result o
Sundays in Lent -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
You, Holiest One, see us for the sinners we are, yet love us still.
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
O God, our Creator, it must have been a grand and overwhelming moment when Moses brought the childre
Epiphany -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
We wonder, our heavenly Ruler, about the three wise men who brought gifts of frankincense and myrrh
Sundays after Easter -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
O God, our Creator, giver of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, have we told you lately how much we l
Sundays in Lent -- Rolland R. Reece -- 2000
Sometimes, O God our Creator, we seem so inadequate and so ineffective.

Preaching

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Psalm 13 -- Psalm 13 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Certainty is rarely to be trusted.
Psalm 137 -- Psalm 137 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
This most poignant of psalms escapes as a cry from a people in exile.
Psalm 111 -- Psalm 111 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Convincing someone of an idea is not an easy task.
Psalm 85 -- Psalm 85 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Cynicism is in vogue these days. Perhaps it has never gone out of style.
Luke 1:68-79 -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Known among scholars as the "Benedictus," Zechariah's prophecy is a powerful and beautiful commentar
Psalm 66:8-20 -- Psalm 66:8-20 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
What does praise sound like?
Psalm 31:9-16 -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
At first, this psalm conjures up the words of an old acquaintance who frequently would call on the p
Psalm 14 -- Psalm 14 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
The concept of atheism is curious.
Psalm 138 -- Psalm 138 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Few people write thank-you notes anymore.
Psalm 14 -- Psalm 14 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
It's interesting how words and meanings evolve over time.
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
There's something about someone who knows you really well.
Psalm 111 -- Psalm 111 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (v. 10).
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Hope is a concept that contemporary Christians do not engage with much competence.
You Are Responsible For Your Rose -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2009
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.
Psalm 67 -- Psalm 67 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
There is a popular bumper sticker that most everyone has seen of late.
Psalm 31:9-16 -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
There are times when paranoia is a well-founded emotion. Sometimes people are out to get you.
Psalm 16 -- Psalm 16 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
This psalm is a beautiful utterance of loyalty.
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
One of the marvelous things about a long and happy marriage is that the partners really come to know
Psalm 114 -- Psalm 114 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
This psalm calls up some wonderful imagery.
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 -- Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
Having someone hate you is a difficult thing to bear.
Living By The Light We Have Known -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- 2009
O God, you have caused this night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we,
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
What are the attributes of God?
Psalm 31:9-16 -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
It was late one night, and the young people in the church were having a party.
Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Psalm 17:1-7, 15 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
The world in which we live is awash in a media frenzy of image and hype.
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 -- Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2009
The definition of a true friend is someone who knows all there is to know about you and still loves

Sacrament

Self Help

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Remembering Jesus -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
The novel The Ugly American is based upon facts of how Americans related to people in Southea
Looking Down on God -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- David O. Bales -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2010
One of the most interesting accounts of a creative and surprising story was of a father and his thre
Credible Witnesses -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2010
Each one of us can remember those special transforming moments in our lives.
Suffered under (Saint) Pontius Pilate -- John 18:1--19:42 -- David O. Bales -- Good Friday - A -- 2010
Christians Sunday by Sunday announce our collective memory of Pontius Pilate: "Suffered under Pontiu
Locusts Happen -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Tony S. Everett -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2010
It was never this bad; not in their lifetime, not in any-body's lifetime.
Putting the World Back Together -- John 20:1-18 -- David O. Bales -- Easter Day - A -- 2010
It's too soon after the murder to mention the names of the people involved; so, the following names
Will this Be on the Test? -- Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 -- Tony S. Everett -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
What do you think might be the most common questions teachers in all grade levels hear from their st
Voice in a Vacuum -- Genesis 12:1-4a -- Tony S. Everett -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
At first reading it seems as if today's text is all about Abram's journey from relative obscurity to
Is the Lord Among Us or Not? -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Tony S. Everett -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
When most folks first come to seminary they enter with very high expectations of participating in a
Hey, What's that Sound? -- 1 Samuel 16:1-13 -- Tony S. Everett -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
Here's a familiar story.
A Breath of Fresh Air -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Tony S. Everett -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
This story has been shared at many church gatherings recently.
Peace and Quiet in an Upside-Down World -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Tony S. Everett -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
Johnny is four years old and he stopped taking naps before his second birthday.
Remembering Then; Anticipating When -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Tony S. Everett -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2010
Today is called Maundy Thursday by Christians throughout the world.
What Does Jesus Look Like? -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Tony S. Everett -- Good Friday - A -- 2010
Jenny had spent the past half hour working quietly all by herself at the art table in her Sunday sch
What Difference Does it Make? -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Tony S. Everett -- Easter Day - A -- 2010
What a joyful day! Throughout the world Christians are gathered to celebrate resurrection...
Named, Claimed, and Framed -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Tony S. Everett -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
So, here we are just over one week after Easter Sunday. Vigils are finished.
Claimed, Framed, Changed -- Acts 2:14a, 36-41 -- Tony S. Everett -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
What do athletic coaches, politicians, and preachers have in common?
When God Tests Us -- Exodus 32:1-14 -- Argile Smith -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 2010
When we get nervous about the unknown, we can make mountains out of mole hills.
Framed, Changed, Challenged -- Acts 2:42-47 -- Tony S. Everett -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
The week before classes began, Harold, a high school history teacher, fell off a step ladder and inj
On Speaking Terms -- Exodus 33:12-23 -- Argile Smith -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2010
Do you ever have moments in your life when you feel that God must have decided somehow not to be on
Looking for Ducklings: Kissing the Sidewalk -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Tony S. Everett -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Poor Daryl.
Breaking The Cycle -- God's Answer In Forgiveness -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2009
People often mistake forgiveness for a feeling, but it goes much deeper.
Heaven On Earth -- Revelation 21:1-6 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Many years ago when I was going to prep school in Milwaukee, the students loved to walk past a nearb
The Great Divide -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2009
I have to admit, this is not the Jesus I'm comfortable with.
Thanksgiving Is Nine-Tenths Of Possession -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- R. Kevin Mohr -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2009
In law I believe there is a basic legal principle that goes something to the effect that "possession

Spirituality

Stories

SermonStudio

Rich And Poor Alike? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Chapter 16C

Rich And Poor Alike?
God's Battleship -- John 17:6-19 -- David E. Leininger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Several years ago, there was a convention of clergy gathered at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta under th
Signs -- Luke 21:25-36 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Chapter 17

Signs

Luke 21:25-36

Resolutions For A New Year -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Happy New Year! No, the calendar is not one month off. Today is New Year's Day ...
Beating Babel -- Acts 2:1-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
Once upon a time, in the dim and distant past, a little Jewish child asked, "Mommy, Daddy, why do pe
Third Voice In The Courtyard -- Luke 22:54-66 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: Maundy (Holy) Thursday or Good Friday

Surprise! -- Luke 1:26-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Do you like surprises? Some folks do.
Expressing The Inexpressible -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- David E. Leininger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 2008
What can we ever say about God that is adequate?
Joseph Of Arimathea And Of Jerusalem -- Luke 23:50-56 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: Resurrection Sunday


Chapter 19
Christmas In The Crossfire -- Titus 2:11-14 -- David E. Leininger -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
One Monday, a couple of years ago, my wife and I crossed the driveway from the manse to the church t
Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up! -- 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 2008
"Never give up. Never give up.
The Whole Truth -- Luke 24:36-48 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: Resurrection Sunday


Chapter 20
Simeon -- Luke 2:22-40 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 2008
I am old and ready to die.
Be Careful What You Wish For ... You Just Might Get It! -- 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15) -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 2008
This is graduation time in many communities.
The True Israelite -- John 1:43-51 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: Doubt


Chapter 21
Merry Xmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
This is a glorious time of year.
The Day God Voted -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2008
Are you ready to vote? These days it seems as if that were a perpetual question.
Upside Down -- John 2:13-22 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
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Upside Down

John 2:13-22
Gifts For The Christ Child -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
The three wise men.
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.
Fifty Feet Below Molly's Face -- John 3:6-8 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: Christmas


Chapter 23
Power! -- Mark 1:4-11 -- David E. Leininger -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2008
In a former congregation of mine, a Sunday school teacher told me of an incident that happened there
"If I But Touch ..." -- Mark 5:21-43 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2008
Happy ending. Two wonderful healing stories, one sandwiched in the middle of the other.
And What Else? -- John 6:1-21 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Emphasis or special occasion: The Lord's Supper


Chapter 24
The Voice -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B -- 2008
Someone has suggested that the title for a sermon about this incident in the life of Samuel should b

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Christmas Candlelight Service -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- 2008
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The Entrance Rite
What A Sight To See, On The Mountaintop -- Psalm 50:1-6 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 2008
1. What a sight to see, on the mountaintop,
There, the mighty God, our Lord, behold.
Shattering Christmas To Find Christmas -- Rod Tkach -- 2008
Introduction

Have Mercy, Lord, I Cry -- Psalm 51:1-18 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 2008
1. Have mercy, Lord, I cry,
Lord, hear my every sigh,
Forgive my sin.
To You, O Lord, Most Holy (O God Of My Salvation) -- Psalm 25:1-9 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
1. To you, O Lord, most holy,
I turn in every need.
I trust in you to guide me,
People Of God, In Holy Fear -- Psalm 22:22-30 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
1. People of God, in holy fear,
Give forth great praise in worship here.
Bread For The Journey -- Genesis 3:17-19 -- Rolf Svanoe -- 2008
Some of the best memories I have as a child are associated with the sense of smell.
Creation Bears The Sight Of God's Eternal Light (A Glory Without End) -- Psalm 19 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
1. Creation bears the sight
Of God’s eternal light:
A glory without end.
Welcome Bread -- Genesis 18:1-16 -- Rolf Svanoe -- 2008
When I was a college junior, a music group I played in took a trip to Europe.
Unleavened Bread -- Exodus 12:1-11 -- Rolf Svanoe -- 2008
The other day, I picked up my daughter at high school and took her out for lunch.
O Give Thanks Unto The Lord -- Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
1. O give thanks unto the Lord
for all the wonders he has done.
Proper 11 -- Genesis 28:10-19a, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We come to the One
Christmas Day -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date:

Reader A:
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, 1 Kings 3:5-12, Romans 8:26-39, Psalm 119:129-136 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2007
Litany Of Confession
Reaffirmation Of Faith -- Peter Andrew Smith -- 2007
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
Proper 12 -- Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We come, to proclaim God's majesty,
Thanksgiving Day -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
Prelude

Processional Hymn
Christmas Day -- John 1:1-14 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date:

Reader A:
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: He came as a baby,
to bring laughter to children;
Proper 13/Pentecost 11/Ordinary Time 18 -- Matthew 14:13-21, Isaiah 55:1-5, Romans 9:1-5 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Stewardship -- Peter Andrew Smith -- 2007
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
Proper 13 -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We come to this place of worship,
Fourth Sunday In Advent -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date:

Reader A:
The Baptism Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 -- Thom M. Shuman -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: When the floods and storms of the world threaten
Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Matthew 14:22-33, 1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 85:8-13 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
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Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Hearing the News” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Rejecting the Darkness” by Frank Ramirez


Hearing the News
by Peter Andrew Smith
Mark 10:46-52

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Arley K. Fadness
“And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.”  (v. 52b)

Good morning whoever is out there.

I hope you boys and girls are here this morning. Since I can't see you, let me know if you are actually present. (have the children touch and/or speak and/or sing) (Humor works, like have the children repeat something silly like, “Good morning fantastic, awesome, most highest lord pastor/teacher”)

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Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Job 42:1-6,10-17
It is not Job’s or our deep faith which leads to faith and repentance. Famed 20th-century Reformed theologian Karl Barth made that clear:
Frank Ramirez
Most translations have it wrong. Job doesn’t repent in dust and ashes. He repents from dust and ashes, turning away from a false view of life, and turning toward a positive image of humanity.

In Hebrews we’re called to turn away from a false view of the need for the Temple. In Mark we turn away from a false view of defining people by a disability.

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)

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Janice B. Scott
I remember going to a Lent group years ago, where the priest gave all us lay folk a piece of paper and a pen and asked us to write down what we knew about Jesus. He didn't want us to write down what we'd been told about Jesus or read about Jesus, but simply what we knew for ourselves from our own experience.

I ended up with a blank sheet of paper, but one person wrote, "I know that Jesus saves me." That led onto an interesting discussion along the lines of: saves you from something? Or for something?

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