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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 31, 2010: Luke 15:11-32, Read for Older Children

Episode date: January 25, 2010
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The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.’ And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one…

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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 31, 2010: Luke 15:11-32, Told for Younger Children

Episode date: January 25, 2010
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One time, our Lord Jesus Christ told a story to teach a lesson.
He told about a man with two sons. One day, the younger son asked his father for a lot of money. He took the money and left his home. He traveled far away and wasted all the money his father gave him.
Soon after that, there was not enough food in the land. So, the younger son got a job feeding pigs. He was so hungry that he wanted to eat the pigs’ food. He worked hard, but was still hungry.
As he worked, he remembered that the servants at his father’s house worked hard but had plenty of food. He thought to himself, “I will go and say I am sorry to my father…

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Happy Holidays

Episode date: December 09, 2009
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Associated Press Posted on December 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM
HOUSTON—Happy holidays — now where’s that immigration paperwork?

Several programs providing Christmas gifts for needy children are checking immigration status first, requiring at least one member of the household to be a U.S. citizen before handing over toys. The Salvation Army and a charity affiliated with the Houston Fire Department are asking for children’s birth certificates or Social Security cards.

I own a construction business in Phoenix, a high “illegal immigrant population state”. I know both the problems with finding competent,…

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Close to Home

Close to Home
Good Will Toward Men

Episode date: December 11, 2009
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I can tell by the way her eyes bore into my own, she is seeking my approval. My daughter believes earnestly that her suspicion of the kids in her school who worship other gods, or no god, or our God but in a different way than we do, is what I desire of her because she dwells in that grayless, adolescent realm of black and white. “He’s nice and all,” she says to me about a classmate, “but I don’t think he’s a Christian,” she adds as a caveat. 

I know exactly what she means by that: I like him (isn’t that generous of me?) in spite of this flaw. I should be pleased, I suppose, that…

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Ain’t I Great?

Episode date: December 15, 2009
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Gary runs a Christian homeless and drug and alchohol rehabilitation program. I found him five weeks ago sitting in his van in excruciating pain and took him to the emergency room. After weeks of tests, it turns out he has a bone cancer. He is in a nursing home and the prognosis is still up in the air. 

Gary has led quite a colorful life but has spent the last 13 of his 64 years in Christian interfaith ministry. A lot of his dreams and goals are almost coming true. His interfaith “homeless and shut in Christmas dinner” that our parish helps with will feed over 5000 this weekend if all goes as planned. His shelter and…

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