July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23

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Children's Sermons for Proper 8 | OT 13 | Pentecost 4
Welcome! | Matthew 10:40-42

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Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me... (v. 40a)

Good Morning boys and girls,

I am so happy to see you today. (Presenter cites an example or two why he/she is happy.)

How are you? (children respond) Isn't it a great feeling to be loved and welcomed?

When Jesus was sending his disciples out to their mission, he told them,“Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me.” Jesus knew that sometimes the disciples would not be welcomed. So they needed a welcoming word of encouragement.

It's fun to be welcomed. When a playmate or schoolmate welcomes you into their group it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling.  When you started school your teacher or principle welcomed you. When came to this church you were welcomed. And every time you are welcomed it is like Jesus is welcoming you.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Proper 8 | OT 13 | Pentecost 4

Caring for Others and Jesus — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Batter up — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
Welcome — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Welcome — Children's Activity based on Hospitality
The best paycheck — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
Welcome — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Welcome — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42
Beautiful music — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
You, Jesus, and God — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
You, Jesus, and God — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42
Winning the battle — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
Rewards — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Rewards — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42
Free gift — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
Welcome! — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Welcome! — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42
Newness of life — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:1b-11
Lost and found — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:34-42
Finding your life — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:34-42
A glass of water, please — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Winning the game — Children's Sermon based on
Rewarding experience — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42
Our special bodies — Children's Sermon based on Romans 6:12-23
Welcoming God — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 10:40-42
Welcoming God — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:40-42

Arley K. Fadness
Arley K. Fadness is a retired ELCA pastor who has served numerous Lutheran parishes in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is currently a member of Custer Lutheran Fellowship in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Pastor Fadness is a congregational consultant who coaches churches in visioning processes, and he also conducts leadership retreats and workshops on “Finding Your True Flair.” A graduate of Augustana College, Luther Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, Fadness is the author of several CSS titles, including Blueprints For Advent and Christmas, Blueprints for Lent, Six Spiritual Needs in America Today, Holy Moses, Hey Joseph!, and Where’s Noah? He is also a contributing author to Sermons on the First Readings (Series I, Cycle A).