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Marking time -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

One of us -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
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Baptizer -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
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Friends -- John 10:1-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
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You just had to be there... -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
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Prepare a place -- John 14:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
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Impossible -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
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Father, Son, Spirit -- John 14:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
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Read all about it -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
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Extra-terrestrial -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Leah Thompson -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 2011
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Earn your stickers -- John 17:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
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Receive -- John 20:19-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2011
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Promises to keep -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
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Welcome -- Hospitality -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
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Safe and warm -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
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Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
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Weeds -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2011
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One pearl -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2011
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Bread of Life -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2011
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First impressions -- Matthew 14:22-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
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Ask... and ask again -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
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What do you see? -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2011
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Take up your cross -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
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Playing referee -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
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Lost and found -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
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Betrayed! -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2018
“Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betra
Jesus' New Math -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2018
“...this poor widow has put in more...all she had to live on.” (v.
The Last Commandment: Love One Another -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Jesus' friends -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have friends?
A new life -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2018
Good morning, boys and girls, it's Happy Easter Day!
Be Calm -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2018
“...do not be alarmed...” (v. 7a)
Finished! -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Good Friday - B -- 2018
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said, 'It is finished.' Then he bowed his head and gav
Thank you, God -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 2018
“Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (v.
Doubt Or Dare (to believe) -- John 20:19-31 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“Do not doubt but believe.” (v. 27b)
The Truth King -- John 18:33-37 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 2018
“My kingdom is not from this world” (v. 36a)
No Ghost But God -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“Touch me and see: for a ghost does not have flesh and bone.” (v.
Watching -- Luke 21:25-36 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”
The Very, Very Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (v.
A Road For The King -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
Good morning boys and girls,
Connected -- John 15:1-8 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
Closer And Closer -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Protect Them -- John 17:6-19 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“Holy Father, protect them in your name....” (v.11a)
Mother's Day -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Arley K. Fadness -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)
You've Got A Friend -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth;” (v.
The Gift That Never Ceases Giving -- Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2018
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”
God In A Teacup? -- John 3:1-17 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 2018
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.... (v.
Growing Up! -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years and in divine and human favor.”
Sabbath Refreshment -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 2018
The sabbath was made for humankind, not humankind for the sabbath (v.
Who, Who, Who Is Jesus' Family? -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 2018
“Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (v.35)
The Kingdom Grows -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2018
The kingdom of God... is like a mustard seed....” (v.31)

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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.

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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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