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Snow Angels -- Luke 2:8-11 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"There's something on the steps this morning, taking up a LOT of room. What is it?" I ask.
Christmas Presence -- John 1:1, 14 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
It is the first Sunday following Christmas.
The Wish -- Hebrews 11:1 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"What is this?" I ask the assembled children as I hold up a small mechanical rabbit.
Anger -- John 2:13-16 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
After the children gather, I shake the small cardboard box I have brought.
Wings -- Luke 17:20-21 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Without a doubt, Julia was a caterpillar!
Idols -- Psalm 115:1-11 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"We're going to talk about the second of the ten commandments today.
Prayer And Bumblebees -- 2 Corinthians 4:18 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Every week the hard-working folks in our church office put together a bulletin for our worship serv
Tall Enough -- Psalm 121:1-2 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Is anyone here this morning who is eight years old?" One young lady, somewhat shyly, holds up her
Lost And Found -- Luke 15:4 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"How many of you have ever heard of a lost and found box, at your school or daycare center?" Severa
Mending -- Ephesians 4:31--5:2 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
As the children gather on the steps of the chancel area in the sanctuary, I pull a piece of red-and-
Living Water -- John 4:10 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
As the children gather on the steps they see I am holding a small cactus planted in a pot shaped lik
Masks -- 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Good morning, children! Some of you are laughing. Why is that?"
Serving Our Purpose -- 2 Corinthians 3:18 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
As the children settle onto the chancel steps and surrounding floor space, I hold up a tablet and a
A Tale Of Two Trees -- 1 Corinthians 13:13 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
As the children gather, I bring over a flowerpot in which I have placed a small cedar tree that "vol
"Invisible" Milk -- Proverbs 29:20 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"I have a story to tell you this morning about something that happened when I was five.
Spare Change -- Exodus 20:15 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"How many of you know there is a soda machine downstairs?" I begin.
Freedom -- Acts 22:27-28 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Does anyone know today's date?" I ask the children who have just gathered on the chancel steps.
Leaping On The Laundry -- Joshua 1:9 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Is today a special day for someone in your family?" Heads nod eagerly; faces light up with knowing
Cutting Teeth -- Ephesians 4:15-16 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Good morning, everyone.
Happy Birthday! -- Acts 2:1-2 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Did any of you notice anything unusual outside the sanctuary this morning?"
Rainbows -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"This morning I need all of you to help me understand a verse of scripture.
When Hope Is Gone -- Luke 7:11-15 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
The spider I have brought for the children's sermon is actually a cat toy -- eight bright red pipe c
"Put Yourself In My Shoes!" -- 1 Corinthians 9:22 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"Have any of you ever had a new pair of shoes?" The children greet this question with looks of surp
Gifts Of Love -- John 3:16 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
"What happened in some of your lives this week that hasn't happened all summer?"
The Guy In The Ditch -- Luke 10:36-37 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1999
After the children gather, I hold up the highway map which I have partially unfolded.



New Coke, Old Vines -- John 15:1-8, Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, Psalm 22:25-31 -- Keith Hewitt, B. Kathleen Fannin -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Contents"New Coke, Old Vines" by Keith Hewitt
Abiding In Christ -- John 15:1-8, 1 John 4:7-21, Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31 -- Frank R. Fisher, B. Kathleen Fannin, Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Contents What's Up This Week
It's All Heart -- John 6:24-35, Ephesians 4:1-16, 2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Constance Berg, Charles Cammarata, Gregory L. Tolle, B. Kathleen Fannin -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Contents What's Up This Week


Breakthrough! -- 1 John 4:7-21 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1993
CRACK! Suddenly the universe went into slow motion. She was
Time To See The Moon -- Mark 1:40-45 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1993
Her life was a suffocating mess, totally out of control.
Commercial Break -- John 6:24-35 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1993
Like the product it advertised, the commercial seemed to keep
A Need To Remember -- Hebrews 9:24-28 -- B. Kathleen Fannin -- 1993
The wind whistled menacingly through the broken windowpane of the old house in which she had taken r
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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (vv. 14-16)

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I ran across, what sounds to me, like an old legend. It’s a good story, though, and I think it is worth looking at.

Back in the days when the Old West was being settled, a lot of people made their way over the Oregon Trail. When they got to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, they found a stream that was too wide to cross by just stepping over it. To get across, they "two-stepped" across by using an ugly lump sticking up out of the water in the middle of the stream as a step.


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Jane handed Mary a cup of coffee. “Is anyone else around?”

Mary shook her head. “No, Ken and Pastor Mark headed off to their meeting so it’s just the two of us at the church until they get back.”

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Call to Worship:
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
Lord, have mercy.

John 10:11-18


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