Sunday Bulletins

Pentecost Sunday

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is
also what it takes to sit down and listen. -Winston Churchill

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Good Friday

What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.
~ Randy Alcorn

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Palm Sunday

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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First Sunday in Lent

There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. -JFK

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Transfiguration Sunday

“Ownership is the thing that makes dying hard. I think of Barb, the dogs, the house, and my very life as mine, and it feels like they’re being taken from me. But if I willingly let go, surrendering them all to the God whose they are in the first place, I’m not stepping back from love. I can love all the more because my heart is not clogged with a desperate greed.” -Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

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Baptism Of Our Lord

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 

May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the Magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you now and forever. Amen

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First Sunday in Advent

I Have Hidden Your Word Psalm 119:11

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It
“God is never finished. He is never
out of plans. He is never not able. Even in times of judgment, even in the most hopeless of times and darkest of ages he still has a purpose and a way. Therefore, no matter what happens in the world, his people must always take hope, always press on and never give up.” –
Jonathan Cahn

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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 

Think about it: Ask God to empower you through His Spirit to not use worry as a coping strategy. Meditate on 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It
Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength-
carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead
of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it
empties today of its strength. -Corrie ten Boom

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” –
Elisabeth Elliot

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” -Plato

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It – “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” —G.K. Chesterton

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 

Think About It
“Hear me very carefully on this point. Nobody can take your
peace from you. If you have lost your peace, you have lost it for
one main reason—you have surrendered it.” Charles F. Stanley

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It :”As you go through life, don’t let your feelings—real as they are—invalidate your need to let the truth of God’s words guide
your thinking. Remember that the path to your heart travels through your mind. Truth matters.”
— Randy Alcorn

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It – “The dearest idol I have known, whate’re that idol be, Help me to tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee.” Hymn: “Walking with God” by William Cowper

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Second Sunday after Pentecost 

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“It seems I have spent a lifetime of mouthing mechanically, ‘Say thank you. Sit up straight. Use your napkin. Close your mouth when you chew. Don’t lean back in your chair.’ Just when I finally got my husband squared away, the kids came along.”

—Erma Bombeck

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Sixth Sunday of Easter 

Think About It
To the soldiers of the Continental Army: “Every officer and man
will endeavor so as to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier,
defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.
-George Washington July 9, 1776

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Think About It
Rev. John P. G. Muhlenberg reminded his parishioners at the close of the service: “If you do not become personally involved with
protecting your liberties, you will have no liberties left to protect.
January 21, 1776

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Fourth Sunday of Easter 

Think About it with Humor

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” 

—Nora Ephron

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Third Sunday of Easter 

Worship God and proclaim His Word so people will experience salvation through Jesus, mature in the faith and equip all to serve in the church and world.

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Psalm Sunday

Think About It

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.” James Madison

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Fifth Sunday in Lent 

Think About It
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson

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Second Sunday in Epiphany 

I Have Hidden Your Word
Psalm 119:11

The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

2 Chronicles 16:9

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New Year’s Day 

I Have Hidden Your Word Psalm 119:11

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Think About It
God the Word was made man for this reason: that that very nature which had sinned, fallen, and become corrupt should conquer the tyrant who had deceived it.
(John of

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 Third Sunday in Advent 

Think About It
“The people never give up their liberties
but under some delusion.”
Edmund Burke, Speech at Country Meeting of Buckinghamshire, 1784

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Second Sunday of Advent 

Think About It

“Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

-Patrick Henry, Speech at the Virginia Convention

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Mission Sunday

Think About It

“…leaving all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading; I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”

-Thomas Jefferson to John Jefferson, 1790

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Reformation Day

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“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” – Tench Coxe

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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“When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man – who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.” -George Mason

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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“The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people…that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” -Thomas Jefferson

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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It
“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It
“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” – Thomas Paine

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Easter Sunday

Think About It – If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

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Good Friday Service

Pilot Knob’s Purpose Statement Worship God and proclaim His Word so people will experience salvation through Jesus, mature in the faith and equip all to

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Palm Sunday

Think About It: It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the

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Fifth Sunday in Lent

Think About It: Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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First Sunday in Lent

Think About It“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts:therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notionsunsuitable to

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Transfiguration Sunday

Think About ItThe biggest reason people under 35 leave the church is they see a disconnect between the words and thebehavior of those they look

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Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Think About It “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” -Albert Schweitzer

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Christmas Eve

May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination

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First Sunday in Advent

Think About It “The story of Christmas is the story of God’s relentless love for us. When Christ was born, so was our hope.” -Max

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Congregational Picnic

Think About It Instead of constantly wishing and striving and grasping for “just a little more,” we should make it our goal to rely on

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It“When we go online, we enter an environment that promotescursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficiallearning. Even as the Internet grants us

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Holy Trinity Sunday

Think About It You’re only as good as your private standards. When was the last time you gave a task your absolute best even though

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