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The empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Materials Large, rounded rock (1 for each child)
Like a butterfly -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Teachers or Parents: Our children should learn the true meaning
Egg-stra special day! -- John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8 -- Easter Day - B
Teachers or Parents: Easter eggs are a long-standing
The Easter Drama -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Teachers: Create a short Easter drama with your students. You
A new life -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Materials: Clean, empty baby food jars with lids Glue

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 20:1-18 -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 16:1-8 -- Mark 16:1-8 -- Easter Day - B

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Why Are You Crying? -- John 20:1-18 -- John Jamison -- Easter Day - B -- 2024
Object: A big rock.* * *
Missing Easter! -- Mark 16:1-8 -- John Jamison -- Easter Day - B -- 2021
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so
A new life -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2018
Good morning, boys and girls, it's Happy Easter Day!
A Surprise Ending -- John 20:1-18 -- Anna Shirey -- Easter Day - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: This story is so familiar to us we might not recognize the resurrection as a
They saw the resurrected Jesus -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today I have something very special in a box.
The empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is the biggest day in our Christian year. What day is it?
He is risen! -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! What do they call this flower? (Show the
Like a butterfly -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! Today is a very special Sunday. Can anybody
By God's grace we are ... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
How many of you know who Popeye is? (Let them answer.)
Egg-stra special day! -- John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! Today we say "Christ is risen!" What does
Recharged back to life -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a (name the object)
The best news ever -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you remember my story last
An important message -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like important things?

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Unfinished Business -- Acts 10:34-43, Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Quantisha Mason-Doll, Katy Stenta, Elena Delhagen -- Easter Day - B -- 2024
For March 31, 2024:
Time Lapse Easter -- Acts 10:34-43, Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Easter Day - B -- 2021
For April 4, 2021:
The First Fact Checkers -- John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Acts 10:34-43 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - B -- 2018
For April 1, 2018:
Jesus Has Left The Building / Not Here -- Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - B -- 2015
When the women coming to anoint Jesus’ body discover that his tomb is empty, their first reaction (u
Do-It-Yourself Resurrection? -- Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - B -- 2012
On Easter Sunday we celebrate God's triumph over the power of death -- but while we are all mor
"shock And Awe" -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B
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Alive Again! -- Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman, Carter Shelley -- Easter Day - B

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Missing Easter! -- Mark 16:1-8 -- John Jamison -- Easter Day - B -- 2021
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so
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Elena Delhagen
Quantisha Mason-Doll
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For April 21, 2024:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
These lessons all testify to Jesus is our all-in-all. The Good Shepherd theme could also be stressed.  

Acts 4:5-12
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 4:5-12
The hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation” was written by Samuel J. Stone around 1866. It was part of a collection of twelve hymns that emphasized a part of the Apostles’ Creed. “The Church’s One Foundation” speaks specifically to article nine of the Apostles’ Creed, and it emphasizes that Jesus is the one upon whom the church is built. According to C. Michael Hawn, the song became known as the “battle song of the church.”

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John E. Sumwalt
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. (v. 4)

Are there angels among us who save people in danger?

One of the stories I tell in response to this question, was sent to me by Robyn Bradley of Oxford, Wisconsin. She’s a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who is the Director of Psychological Health for the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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John Jamison
Object: A hearing aid.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Great! Let’s go!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was a farmer living in a remote part of the Norfolk countryside who had been burgled a number of times. On the last occasion he was disturbed in middle of the night, he went downstairs with his gun and when a torch was shone into his face, he pulled the trigger several times.

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Stan Purdum
(See Lent 4, Cycle A, and Easter 4, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)

If asked how many images of God this most familiar of all psalms includes, most people would probably say one, that of shepherd. (And, while saying it, there's a good chance they'd actually be picturing Jesus with a lamb in his arms, thanks to the famous painting of that scene hanging in Sunday school rooms all over America.) But, in fact, there are two images of God in this psalm -- the shepherd (vv. 1-4) and the host at a banquet in the temple (vv. 5-6).

Richard E. Zajac
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Doctor Bernie Siegel claims that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

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I have spent nine years here at the hospital. In the course of those nine years I've witnessed and experienced many strange things. I've watched events occur that made me stop and think and wonder. I've found myself doing something or I've found others doing something that made me scratch my head. I've come across many coincidences that made me wonder if indeed they were coincidences.
David H. Webb
It is hard to find a more bold expression of the Easter faith than what we hear from Peter today in our first lesson.

Peter and John had just healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Without hesitation Peter proclaimed to the astonished crowd that the healing was the work of God who had raised Jesus from the dead. Almost immediately, the Sanhedrin arrests Peter and John and puts them on trial. They ask. "By what power or by what name did you do this?" (v. 7).

Mark J. Molldrem
Easter is in springtime for a reason. Springtime is that time of year when new life emerges from the old. Easter is that time of history when New Life emerged from the old.

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