July 31, 2016
Luke 12:13-21
Colossians 3:1-11

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Children's Sermon for Proper 13 | OT 18 | Pentecost 11
Get Rich in God | Luke 12:13-21

Object: 2 wallets (one wallet with bills of $5, $10, and $20 and the other with slips of paper in it saying things like, giving food to hungry families, visiting your older neighbors, raking leaves, helping internationals/foreigners)

What is inside your wallet? Would you like to see inside mine? (Let the children pull out $5, $10, and $20 bills.) Wow! That is pretty special and exciting! Do you feel happy? But what happens if a robber or pick pocket comes along. It can disappear in a moment and it is GONE. Many times when people are getting on a bus or subway and there are lots of people around -- a pick pocket can grab a person's wallet very easily out of their pocket. (demonstrate) The people have no idea who took their money. I do know who took my money and so need it back please. (Collect bills back.)... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Children's material for Proper 13 | OT 18 | Pentecost 11

Watch out for greed! — Children's Sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
Watch out for greed! — Children's Activity based on Luke 12:13-21
Things don't last — Children's Sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
"Things don't last" — Children's Activity based on Luke 12:13-21
Embarrassed — Children's Sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
Embarrassed — Children's Sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
Embarrassed — Children's Activity based on Luke 12:13-21
Sharing gifts — Children's Sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
Sharing gifts — Children's Activity based on Luke 12:13-21
Empty riches — based on Luke 12:13-21
Empty riches — Children's Activity based on Luke 12:13-21
Storing Up Treasure — based on Luke 12:13-21
Be on top of the world — Children's Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11
Time for God — Children's Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11
Buried and raised — Children's Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11
Buried and raised — Children's Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11
Ready for heaven — Children's Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11
All in all — based on Colossians 3:1-11

Mary Eichelman
Mary Eichelman and her husband do international ministry at Virginia Tech, teaching English and the Bible. They also worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 7 years and helped in developing resources for Missionary Kids. Mary was also a director of an after-school program in the inner city of Trenton, New Jersey.

She served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic doing teacher training and working as a principal in a Spanish Christian school.

Mary has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College and a Master's in Education from Ohio State. She has taught at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels.

A joy of Mary's life is to teach... and she loves to teach God's truths in ways for children and internationals to understand.