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Sermon-October 10, 2010

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Reverend W. Stevens Shipman’s sermon for October 10, 2010.  Gospel reference: Luke 17:11-19 (NRSV). 11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Associated readings: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c (NRSV), Psalm 111 and 2 Timothy 2:8-15 (NRSV).