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Weekly Sermon Illustration: Giving Thanks

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

 

Next Sunday we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter. Here is this week's reading from the Psalms:

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Communion of Saints

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

AT THE ALTAR TABLE, the overweight parson is doing something or other with the bread as his assistant stands by with the wine. In the pews, the congregation sits more or less patiently waiting to get into the act. The church is quiet. Outside, a bird starts singing. It's nothing special, only a handful of notes angling out in different directions. Then a pause. Then a trill or two. A chirp. It is just warming up for the business of the day, but it is enough.

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April 17, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Resurrection

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.
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April 14, 2017

Only One Life

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April 10, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Easter

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In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
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April 07, 2017

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April 03, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Judas

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In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate Palm Sunday.
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March 31, 2017

The Heart of It

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March 27, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Lazarus

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Lent.
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March 23, 2017

The Power of Words

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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