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After a short hiatus, this year the show returns by going through many changes and being introduced to many new faces around Odyssey: Jared DeWhite, Dwayne Oswald, Sarah Prachett, Julie, Cody Carper, Margaret Faye, and the Mulligan family (Nick, Lisa, Mike and Traci). To add to this newness, someone is getting married, but who? Jack Allen and Joanne Woodston? Whit and Margaret Faye? Eugene and Katrina? Well, whoever it is, there is more going on in town than this. Jack Allen decides to buy an antique store, Whit and Eugene visit the Barclays in Pokenberry Falls for Christmas, and the Mulligan family decide to turn their farm into a zoo. Admist these new beginings, Whit and Connie's relationship is put in jeopardy when Connie discovers something about Whit. Will Connie leave Whit's End, or will Whit be able to mend their friendship?
#372: For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll (Part 1)
Original Airdate: September 6, 1997
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:17
Theme: God's will
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Jack Wilbur Allen, Margaret Faye, Thaddeus Gumley, Fred Holstein, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Bernard Walton, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Wedding bells are ringing! Jason Whittaker returns from a long vacation to find that a little-known woman named Margaret has developed a friendly relationship with Whit! But other MATRIMONIOUS possibilities exist too! Whose wedding bells are these anyway??

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#373: For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll (Part 2)
Original Airdate: September 13, 1997
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:17
Theme: God's will
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Employee (Quenton's Quick Burger), Jack Wilbur Allen, Margaret Faye, Thaddeus Gumley, Fred Holstein, Hans Holstein, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, Bernard Walton, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

Remember Katrina? Eugene sure does! Jason learns that she’s back in town to help out at Holstein’s Books. Will Katrina help Eugene’s heart too? Then eyebrows rise as Jack Allen makes big decisions about buying an antique shop — and about his relationship with Joanne Woodston.

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#374: For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll (Part 3)
Original Airdate: September 20, 1997
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:17
Theme: God's will
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Mark Drury
Sound Designer: Mark Drury
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Jack Wilbur Allen, George Rand McNale Barclay, Margaret Faye, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Tom Riley, Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, Bernard Walton, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

The wedding you’ve been waiting for — whose will it be? Will it be Whit and Margaret Faye? Or Jack and Joanne? How about Eugene and Katrina? The way things are going around Odyssey, it could be anyone! No one will say for whom the wedding bells toll!

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#375: The Pushover
Original Airdate: September 27, 1997
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 2, Psalm 139:13-14
Theme: Relationships / Self-Esteem
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Music By: Gela Ashcroft
Characters: Cody Carper, Richard Carper, Jared DeWhite, Mrs. Johnson, Connie Kendall, Stewart LaFaye, Sarah Prachett, Doug Underwood, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Push comes to shove — and meek becomes weak! Jared has a bossy attitude. And Cody is a real pushover. Together they’re a dangerous combination! Whit concocts a little plan to help them both overcome their weaknesses — but will it work?

Included in Collections: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed, Amazing Stories Series #4: Self-Esteem, Chick-fil-A Tape 2: The Pushover

#376: Chores No More
Original Airdate: October 4, 1997
Scripture Reference: John 15:13-17, Ephesians 6:1-3
Theme: Family
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, John Tony
Sound Designer: John Tony
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Heather, Ivan, Dwayne Oswald, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Dan Zeeke, Julie Zeeke, Karen Zeeke

Julie, Dwayne, Ivan and Heather are tired of doing chores and organize a chore strike for all of Odyssey. However, things don't go exactly as planned when a few unexpected people join their cause.

Included in Collections: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed, Chick-fil-A Audiocassette 5: Chores No More

#377: Just Say Yes
Original Airdate: October 11, 1997
Scripture Reference: Luke 14:27, Romans 12:10
Theme: Obedience / Sibling Rivalry
Categories: Mulligan Family Episodes
Writer: Bill Myers
Director: Bill Myers
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Amber (Lisa's Friend), Brenda (Lisa's Friend), Lisa Mulligan, Mike Mulligan, Nick Mulligan, Traci Mulligan (Dr.), Tom Riley

The 'yesses' have it — for the time being! The Mulligan family is on a 'Say Yes to God' campaign. They take in a needy foster child as a result — but one member of the family wishes they'd just said NO.

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#378: The Painting
Original Airdate: October 18, 1997
Scripture Reference: Psalm 89:14, Matthew 18:21-35, 1 Corinthians 13:7
Theme: Forgiveness
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Mark Drury
Sound Designer: Mark Drury
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Myer Abbot (Rabbi), Jack Wilbur Allen, Professor James Champlin, Connie Kendall, G. Winston Smith, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

A long, lost painting — and an intriguing millionaire! What are they worth and what’s the connection? Jack and Joanne return from their honeymoon and the mystery begins! There’s a lot to learn in this incredible story of love and forgiveness.

Included in Collections: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed, Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack

#379: Best Face Forward
Original Airdate: October 25, 1997
Scripture Reference: Psalm 34:15, 1 Peter 2:11
Theme: Honesty
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Cody Carper, Jared DeWhite, Mark Herring, Connie Kendall, Sarah Prachett, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Be sure to pedal by! When Connie hears that a writer biking across the country is stopping at Whit’s End to journal the goings-on there, she’s got to make sure everyone is on their best behavior.

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#380: The One About Trust (Part 1)
Original Airdate: November 1, 1997
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:5
Theme: Trust
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Esther (Campaign Assistant), Margaret Faye, Miss Hartl, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Bart Rathbone, Doris Rathbone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Who ya’ gonna trust? Connie volunteers to work on Margaret Faye’s campaign for Mayor of Odyssey. And she’s bound to learn a hard lesson when she hears some very distressing news about Whit!

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#381: The One About Trust (Part 2)
Original Airdate: November 8, 1997
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:5
Theme: Trust
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Esther (Campaign Assistant), Margaret Faye, Dell Hadley, Miss Hartl, Dale Jacobs, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Bart Rathbone, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Who ya’ gonna trust? Connie volunteers to work on Margaret Faye’s campaign for Mayor of Odyssey. And she’s bound to learn a hard lesson when she hears some very distressing news about Whit!

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#382: Viva La Difference
Original Airdate: November 15, 1997
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:12
Theme: Appreciating differences
Categories: Mulligan Family Episodes
Writer: Bill Myers
Director: Bill Myers
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Music By: Steve Wick
Characters: Janelle, Jessica, Lisa Mulligan, Mike Mulligan, Nick Mulligan, Traci Mulligan (Dr.), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Oh give me a home ... where there’s never a dull moment! The Mulligans take in all kinds of animals when the Connellsville Zoo closes down. In the mean time, Lisa and Nick discover the incredible blessings of being different!

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#383: BTV: Thanks
Original Airdate: November 22, 1997
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:20
Theme: Thankfulness / Gratitude
Categories: BTV Episodes , Thanksgiving Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Announcer (BTV), Benjamin (Leper), Bullwinkle, Daniel (Belteshazzar), Darius (King), Fairy, Jesus (Yeshua), Michal (Queen), Rich Man, Sarah, King David, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Andrew Johnson (President), Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Dwayne Oswald, Sarah Prachett, Bernard Walton

BTV is back! This is something to be grateful for. Where else can you find ten needy lepers, a famous King and a stone cutter? As usual, the gratitude is in the life lessons.

Included in Collection: #31: Days to Remember

#384: Amazing Grace
Original Airdate: December 6, 1997
Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 2:24
Theme: God's mercy
Writer: Doug MacIntosh
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Mark Drury
Sound Designer: Mark Drury
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Blainie, Captain Barbary, Cody Carper, Mr. Catlett, Mary Catlett-Newton, Mr. Fortum, John Newton, Mr. Spivey, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

He wrote the song you will NEVER forget. Whit helps Cody with a report on the life of John Newton. This true-life story is about the slave trader turned famous song-writer who wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace.

Included in Collection: #29: Signed, Sealed & Committed

#385: It's a Pokenberry Christmas (Part 1)
Original Airdate: December 13, 1997
Scripture Reference: Isaiah 41:10, James 1:17
Theme: Appreciation / Living to impact others
Categories: Barclay Family Episodes , Christmas Episodes , Worldwide Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Mark Drury
Sound Designer: Mark Drury
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Steward Reed Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Ellis Birch, Barry Lionel, Eugene Meltsner, Mr. Welch, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit reads a letter from Mary Barclay that discusses how discouraged George Barclay is in Pokenberry Falls. Things are so bad he is considering quitting the pastorate. Whit and Eugene decide to visit the Barclays over the holidays as an encouragement to George and while doing so have a few surprises to give and receive!

Included in Collections: #31: Days to Remember, Christmas Classics, Encore Collection

#386: It's a Pokenberry Christmas (Part 2)
Original Airdate: December 20, 1997
Scripture Reference: Isaiah 41:10, James 1:17
Theme: Appreciation / Living to impact others
Categories: Barclay Family Episodes , Christmas Episodes , Worldwide Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Kurt Bruner, Mark Drury
Sound Designer: Mark Drury
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Steward Reed Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Ellis Birch, Officer Ward Bond, Travis Gitt, Heidi Horrawitz, Barry Lionel, Eugene Meltsner, Mr. Welch, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit reads a letter from Mary Barclay that discusses how discouraged George Barclay is in Pokenberry Falls. Things are so bad he is considering quitting the pastorate. Whit and Eugene decide to visit the Barclays over the holidays as an encouragement to George and while doing so have a few surprises to give and receive!

Included in Collections: #31: Days to Remember, Christmas Classics, Encore Collection