Monthly Archives: June 2013

Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, June 30

by Melanie Werner Still travelling with his disciples, Jesus has his face set on Jerusalem. He sends messengers ahead to find accommodations along the way. The messengers return with the news that a Samaritan village will not accept Him. James … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, June 30

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 15Then the LORD said to Elijah, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. 16Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as … Continue reading

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Sermon – June 23 – Spreading the Word: Invitational Environment

Over the past two Sundays, the sermons have been about being an inviting congregation, but what happens when those invitees show up?  Inviting shows up in all of today’s readings.  We will see what these lessons tell us about creating … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, June 23

By Melanie Werner In the first reading from Isaiah, God is calling to his people. “Here I am!” Sounds like an invitation to me.  In the second reading, Paul reminds us that God’s invitation has gone out to all people, … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, June 23

Isaiah 65:1-9 I was ready to be sought out by those who did not ask, to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that did not call … Continue reading

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Sermon – June 16 – Spreading the Word: Invite in Bites

Pastor’s sermon series has focused on being an inviting congregation.  As we heard last week, if we only invite someone to church every 14 years, there will not be too many new people coming to worship.  We are even more … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, June 16

by:  Melanie Werner Imagine sitting down to dinner with Jesus! It brings to mind a book by David Gregory  “Dinner with a Perfect Stranger” about a man who received a mysterious invitation to have dinner with someone he didn’t know … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, June 16

Second Samuel 11:26 – 12:10, 13-15 26When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was dead, she made lamentation for him. 27When the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife, … Continue reading

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Sermon – June 9 – Spreading the Word: Motivation to Invite

We have made significant improvements into being a more welcoming congregation and now it is time to kick it up to be a welcoming congregation.  Based on a recent survey, mainline denominations, that includes Lutherans, invites someone to come to … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, June 9

Continuing our readings from Luke, we find Jesus and his disciples leaving Capernaum and heading to Nain. As they were approaching the gate to the city, a funeral procession was leaving the city. Upon seeing the body of a widow’s … Continue reading

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