A congregation that had been very slow to change was just adding the passing of the peace. For a few weeks the congregation phased into the practice. The pastor would say, "Peace be with you." The congregation would respond, "And also with you." They would then sit down and the offering plates would be passed. On the last week of this practice the bulletin announced that next week the congre-gation would then turn to each other and greet one another with the peace and a handshake. A pastor and his family happened to be visiting the congregation while on vacation.
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.