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Children's Activity

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Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
The Temple library -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers: Since this is the last Sunday of the year, a good connecting activity to the lesson is to
Who's the smartest? -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers or Parents: What is wisdom? There is much confusion
"Learning like Jesus learned" -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers or Parents: You teach your children a valuable
Harvest time -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers or Parents: The kingdom of God is ready for harvest -

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

A tale of two boys -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
If we are familiar with both stories, the one inevitably reminds us of the other.
Lord of the strong reaction -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The New Testament gives us only one peek into Jesus' childhood.
Wise child -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Often a child's perspective is uncannily wise because his/her logic is so direct. A woman
Lost to all but God -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
It was a few weeks before Christmas, about 10 years ago.
Abundant Love -- Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
One of the fundamental characteristics of human development is inquisitiveness.
Growing in wisdom -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
In the second century, some Christians produced popular literature that told stories of Jesus as a y
Humanity and Divinity -- Psalm 111, Hebrews 2:10-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
As has been observed in one of the lessons, the discussion of JesusÕ humanity and divinity seems nev
Joy Versus a High -- Jeremiah 31:10-13, Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Surely one of the central themes of the Christmas season is the theme of joy.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Fluffy Cat Gets Wrong -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Grow in the Lord -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
The Point: You can grow in many ways, but the most important is to grow in the Lord
My Father's Business -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Anna Shirey -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
Clothing ourselves -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in
Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to
Rah! Rah! Rah! -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a song for you to listen to. I think you'll recognize it.
The Temple library -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever been to a story hour at a library?
Put them on! -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! The Bible tells us that we should clothe
Who's the smartest? -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! I have a picture here of a man who is well
Important clothing -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
When Jesus was born, the Bible tells us that they "wrapped
Learning like Jesus learned -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! Some of you are in school, aren't you? Who

The Immediate Word

What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Spider's Web -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
When wise men from the East travelled many miles to see the new baby Jesus, they first visited K

Devotional

SermonStudio

Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
May the Lord repay you with children by this woman for the gift that she made to the Lord.
Christmas 1 -- Psalm 148 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
Christmas 1 -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
Christmas 1 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for First Sunday after Christmas Day (2015) -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Ron Love, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Sermon Illustrations for First Sunday after Christmas Day (2012) -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
NULL -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The idea of giving things up for Jesus seems rather quaint; not very fashionable these days.
NULL -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The Moravian community of Herrnhut in Saxony was well established by the year 1727.
NULL -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Bob Ove -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
Great advice! Memorize this passage and try to fulfill it.
NULL -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
When we dress for the day's activities, we do not put on just one piece of clothing.
NULL -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The belief of a military apocalyptic Messiah that would come from the House of David was so dominant
NULL -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The boy Jesus was focused on the things of God, so much so that he even overlooked his parental ties
Dedicating our own lives to... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Dedicating our own lives to God is one thing. Dedicating someone else's life is a different
In today's lectionary text, we... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
In today's lectionary text, we skip from Jesus' birth to his twelfth year. Last Sunday, we
The Japanese are fond of... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
The Japanese are fond of cultivating Bonsai trees: dwarf trees that stand no more than a
The boy Samuel served a... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
The boy Samuel served a faithful apprenticeship at the shrine at Shiloh, without seeking
Every mother or grandmother who... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Every mother or grandmother who sews probably can tell a story of sewing a garment for
Mark Twain once quipped, Clothes... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Mark Twain once quipped, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no
Kim and Cindy had once... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Kim and Cindy had once been best friends. They met at work and soon became close
They'd wasted a million dollars... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
They'd wasted a million dollars. What did their future hold? Their remaining cash went to
In the early 1970s, a... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
In the early 1970s, a psychology professor at Stanford University named David L.
Jesus' family has been to... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Jesus' family has been to Jerusalem for Passover and they've stayed seven or eight days --
One preacher took this text... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
One preacher took this text and preached a sermon on: "'Tis a Pity the Kittens Have to
Losing a child is every... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare. Most parents have experienced this at
Seated among the learned rabbis... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Seated among the learned rabbis in the temple, the young Jesus displays a remarkable
On his visit to the... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
On his visit to the temple, Jesus amazed the Jewish teachers with his intelligent answers
The boy Samuel served... -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003

The boy Samuel served a faithful apprenticeship at the shrine at Shiloh, without seeking perso

The Immediate Word

What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Father God... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The value of Christmas nurture -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The value of Christmas nurture

Gospel Note:
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 111, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

SermonStudio

First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Christmas 1 -- Psalm 148 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Christmas 1, Cycle A; Christmas 1, Cycle B; an
First Sunday after Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
There are times in the life of the world or of a nation when one individual changes the whole course
First Sunday After Christmas/Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The Savior is born into the human world and circumstances.
First Sunday After Christmas / Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 (C)

First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Christmas 1 -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
The Lessons

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 (C)

Sermon

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What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

SermonStudio

Hidden Potential -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Derl G. Keefer -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Home and Garden television produces a program titled Hidden Potential hosted by Brandie Malay
Learning The Recipe For Life -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
In ancient times, a king decided to find and honor the greatest person among his subjects.
Tradition Can Be Changed -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Tradition is defined as an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought or action.
The Boy Grows Up -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Each of us faces the choice of who and what we will become.
Our Christmas Gift -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- John T. Ball -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Since the 1600s, in a historical period called the "Enlightenment," scholars have been studying the
Our Task: Acceptance And Challenge -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Tom M. Garrison -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
What do our children need of us really, as adults, as parents, and as the community of faith called
The Making Of A Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Steven E. Albertin -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
How many times have your heard people say at this time of the year, "Christmas is about family.
God Communicates In Humanly Understandable Terms -- Luke 2:41-52 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
One Christmas morning, a young widow was doing her best to make Christmas happy for her two little b
Forgiveness -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Robert S. Crilley -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
In his book What's So Amazing About Grace?
The Promising Child -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
The Holy Gospel appointed for this First Sunday after Christmas was chosen to help us understand the
Home For The Holidays -- Luke 2:41-52 -- William G. Carter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Laura was going home for the holidays.
The Next Step -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Paul's letter to the Colossians has a rhythm to it, "put out ...
Home And Templ -- Luke 2:41-52 -- James T. Garrett -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
Columnist Erma Bombeck tells of a Supermom who is perfection itself.
A Mother's Pride And Joy -- I Samuel 2:1 8-20, 26 -- Ron Lavin -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The story of Samuel is a drama of great intensity, great love, great change, great conflict and grea
Spiritual Growth -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- James H. Bailey -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
The giant steel doors swung shut and the doctor put his big key in the lock.
My Father's Business -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Roy C. Nichols -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
Jesus was a precocious twelve-year-old with an inquiring mind. Many parents wish for such a child.

The Village Shepherd

The Spirituality Of Children -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Despite the concern for children in the Church, children don't feature very highly in the Bible.
Let Christ Dwell Within You -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
In "The picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray is a handsome young man whose portrait
Growing In Wisdom And Stature -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
There's a wonderful children's book by David McKee, called "Not Now, Bernard." (Published by Rando

Stories

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Sacrifices -- Luke 2:41-52, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Psalm 148 -- Keith Hewitt -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
Hannah held the bundle in the palm of one hand and carefully opened the folds of coarse linen that c
Make Your Heart A Manger -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
A Story to Live By

Make Your Heart a Manger
The Song Still Sings -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- C. David Mckirachan, Sil Galvan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Silly Goose -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Great words -- as succinct a description as can be found anywhere of what we are called to be and do
Home Not Alone -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
The Stuttering Syndrome -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Sean Lebowitz is an eighteen-year-old freshman at SUNY-Binghampton. He is also a stutterer.
Saved -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- John E. Sumwalt, Cheryl Kirking -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
"I may have a story for your book, Cheryl." I had just finished presenting at a women's event, and h
Twelve-Year-Old Wisdom -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Twelve years on earth isn't much time. Many people who live today reach eighty years of age.

Worship

The Immediate Word

What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

SermonStudio

Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
The wonderful cycle of the year,
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26

Theme: Roots
First Sunday After Christmas -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Colossians 3:12-17

Theme: Grow In Favor With The Lord!
First Sunday After Christmas -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 2:41-52

Theme: Talk To Me, Not Through Me
First Sunday After Christmas/The Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Theme: The Boy Samuel

Call To Worship
Leader: Praise the Lord, all peoples.
A Little Robe -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Christmas 1 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: Luke 2:41-52
Dedication to the Lord -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- James R. Wilson -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Christmas 1 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Note: This installment is still being edited and added to. For purposes of immediacy we are posting this for your use now with the understanding that any errors or omissions will be corrected between now and Tuesday afternoon.

For December 16, 2018:

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Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Wow, how can things get any better. God has not only taken our punishment, he has turned back our enemy. What more can we ask. We shouldn’t have to fear anything. God says this to Jerusalem. Can this apply to America also?

Isn’t it love that takes away our worry? When we were little kids we didn’t worry about anything as long as our parents were near us. God is bigger and more powerful.

David Kalas
My wife, who thrives on organization, has a motto: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s an expression of her passion for keeping a room, a house, or a garage orderly. But I think the principle extends still further. It goes beyond just physical spaces. For what is true of cupboards and closets is even more profoundly true of a human life.

StoryShare

David O. Bales
Contents
“A Rainy Road To The Jordan” by David O. Bales
“A Freshman Experience” by David O. Bales


A Rainy Road To The Jordan
by David O. Bales
Luke 3:7-18

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Arley K. Fadness
“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.

SermonStudio

Robert S. Crilley
On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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