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"The power source -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Teachers or Parents: The Holy Spirit was Jesus' source of
Jesus, the forgiving teacher -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C
Today we celebrate Christ the King.
When Jesus comes back -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers or Parents: Make an Advent countdown calendar. On
Why do we follow Jesus? -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Materials Heart or other small "love" stickers
What belongs to God -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
Parents: Healthy stewardship practices begin at home and
The importance of being humble -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Materials:Balloon (clear, if possible), 1 per child Funnel
Lord of heaven and earth -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Parents and Teachers: In today's lesson Jesus gives thanks to
A baptism and a beginning -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
Today our lesson is about the baptism of Jesus.
It's good to be a sheep -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Teachers or Parents: The beginning of a new year is always a good
Peace! Be still! -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Teachers or Parents: Children (and adults) are afraid of
Lost and found -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers: This week's lesson is a good one to act out.
The Cup Of Jesus -- Matthew 10:17-28 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers: Jesus asks the disciples if they are able to drink
Advent checkoff -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: This is the first Sunday of Advent. Give each
Looking for heaven -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Materials Wire-nuts (74B yellow) 2 1/4-inch piece of plastic lanyard (any color)
"That's not fair!" -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Many adults have trouble understanding
The Light -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Teachers or Parents: With the secular tie of Groundhog Day
Who is calling? -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B
Teachers: This week's first lesson and gospel theme have
Rich and poor -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Teachers or Parents: A great story that supplements today's
A wise nation is a godly nation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Teachers or Parents: We need to instill in our children a
"Be ready!" -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers or Parents: Advent is a time of preparation. The
There's always enough -- John 6:1-21 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B
Teachers or Parents: We need to make our children aware that
Using bread to remember -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Take the bread used for the object lesson
Prayer line -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Teachers or Parents: Prayer is an important part of our
Paired with Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Materials: A small round rock for each child Paper towels
Don't be misled -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B
Teachers or Parents: What is the primary doctrine of

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Hear it now -- John 16:12-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now." (v. 12)
Going away -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
"Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him bac
Seeking answers -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
"Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters
'Yes, yes' and 'No, no' -- Matthew 5:21-37 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 2010
Let your word be "Yes, yes" or "No, no"; anything more than this comes from the evil one. (v.
Point of view -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Ch
Ignerint -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
"But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overf
Building -- 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2010
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and
Lost and found -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Rejoice -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
"Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over nine
Sun and rain -- Matthew 5:38-48 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2010
… so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and
Testing, testing -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he
The mediator -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2010
"For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himsel
Judgment -- 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A -- 2010
It is the Lord who judges me. (v. 4b)
Chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do you think that the
Monopoly -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2010
"If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true r
Big shadows -- Matthew 6:24-34 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A -- 2010
So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.
Peter and the wall -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
"And they glorified God because of me." (v. 24)
Living in the Hundred-Acre Woods -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
"But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these." (v. 8)
Sharing -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
… that is, the Gentiles have become fellow-heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the pr
Friends forever -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
"The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother." (v. 15)
Expert witness -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced
Sore afraid -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him… (v. 3)
Salutations -- Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
"To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priest
Good treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
"Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us." (v.
Under the mask -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2010
"And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.
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