Arley K. Fadness ... CSSPlus contributor
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).
Thanksgiving Day - B
Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,
I'm so glad to see you. It's a fun time in this wonderful thanksgiving holiday season isn't it? Let's make a list of things we are thankful for. (list items on sketch pad as children make suggestions) We have a lot to be thankful for don't we?
Many kids like you enjoyed a gorgeous thanksgiving meal. Do you like the turkey, cranberries, stuffing, veggies galore, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pickles, gravy, pumpkin pie with dream whip, milk, coffee, juices, and even more? Oh, yum, yum. Then come the dishes, football, and snacks.
Christ The King (Proper 29) - B
Arley K. Fadness
Good morning girls and boys,
Have your parents ever told you “always tell the truth?” (children respond)
Of course what they mean, to tell the truth, is be honest, don't lie, tell it like it is.
Truth is a tiny word with only 5 letters -- T-R-U-T-H, but has a big, big meaning.
When Jesus was on trial he was asked by governor Pontus Pilate “what is truth?”
Pilate asked Jesus “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said no, he was king of something else. And what is that? Jesus made it clear that he was the King of Truth.
Governor Pilate didn't get it. Jesus, as the truth, was too big to understand.
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