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The bread of life -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus talks about the bread of life in
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: In the middle of all the activity
Now you see it, now you don't -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Parents or Teachers: When the sun shines in the summer it is a good time to explore shadows and what
The good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: This Sunday is often called "Good
Hometown pride -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Materials:Hangers String Construction paper Markers
Share with all -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Today's lesson is a very easy one to understand. It is practical. It is clear.
Embarrassed -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Teachers or Parents: One of the biggest fears we all have in
Keys to the kingdom -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Parents and Teachers: This lesson tells the story about Peter
Don't be afraid -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Teachers or Parents: Fear is something we all need to deal
What's your treasure? -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C
There are lots of different kinds of treasures.
Upon this rock -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Today's reading introduces the word "church." One dictionary defines the word "church" as "the compa
We all need God's forgiveness -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Teachers or Parents: Forgiveness is a key to understanding
The truth makes us free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Teachers: For this activity you will need sticky labels, or
Not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute
With God, it's easy -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B
Teachers or Parents: It has been said that the message of
Pruning the vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials Small piece of tree branch (1 for each child) Tape Markers
"Jesus heals" -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus heals! During his life on earth,
Follow Jesus -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Teachers or Parents: In today's lesson we learn that some of
Going with God -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Travel is likely to be part of the
Fill up the valley -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: It is hard to go through an Advent/Christmas season without at least once hearing some of
Jesus the Vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus is our vine and we are all
The meaning of transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Materials:
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
What does it mean to put Christ first? What does it mean to carry his cross?
Tell others -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's gospel lesson is about sharing in
What about you? -- Luke 9:18-24 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Christianity is a movement consisting of

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Our road trip -- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2008
We will be with the Lord forever. (v. 17b)
Sharing who we are -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one
God's best friends -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2008
Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? (v. 15a)
Breath of God -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the
Never hungry -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- All Saints Day - A -- 2008
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be
Peace be with you -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. (v. 12)
God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (v. 20)
Ribbons for winning -- 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 -- 2008
Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes. (v. 5a)
In the light -- Ephesians 5:8-14 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. (v. 10)
Be prepared -- Matthew 25:1-13 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2008
Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. (v. 8b)
Don't worry -- Matthew 6:24-34 -- 2008
Therefore do not worry, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?"
Healing the blind -- John 9:1-41 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva
All the nations -- Revelation 21:10, 23--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. (v. 26)
Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory
Reflecting God's love -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (v. 31)
Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father
Will you remember? -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on
Working together -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2007
We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right,
Mysteries of God -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for
The gates of heaven -- Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the
Transfigured -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his
No more hiding -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2007
When Jesus came to the place [the sycamore tree], he looked up and said to
Important time -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted
Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the
Taking our sins away -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2007
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we
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