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Heart, soul, mind, strength -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B
Teachers: Use the portion of scripture, "Love the Lord with
"Luke, the physician" -- Luke 1:1-4; 24:44-53 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Teachers or Parents: It is good that our children know more
The Pharisees -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
In today's scripture we find Jesus being challenged by the Pharisees, the legal-minded religious lea
Embarrassed -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Teachers or Parents: One of the biggest fears we all have in
You welcomed me -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
Teachers: Often children wonder what they can do to
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
"Choosing sides" -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
Teachers or Parents: The words of Jesus in this Gospel
Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials 2-inch white pom-pom 3/4-inch white pom-pom
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: In the middle of all the activity
Not fair! -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute
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
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
Jesus the Vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus is our vine and we are all
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?
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
What's your treasure? -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C
There are lots of different kinds of treasures.
The meaning of transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Materials:
The truth makes us free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Teachers: For this activity you will need sticky labels, or
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
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
Tell others -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's gospel lesson is about sharing 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
Follow Jesus -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Teachers or Parents: In today's lesson we learn that some of
"Jesus heals" -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus heals! During his life on earth,
Pruning the vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials Small piece of tree branch (1 for each child) Tape Markers

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What's inside -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
... and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. (v. 20a)
Be alert to the signs -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2007
He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you
Our strength -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful,
Teamwork -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
For here the saying holds true, "One sows and another reaps." I sent you to
Brothers and sisters -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the
Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt."
Heavenly Jerusalem -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the
Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do
Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt. (v. 14a)
Jesus lives in us -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no
The best time -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. (v. 10)
A clean slate -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their
Brothers and sisters -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the
A new man -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice,
Imitation -- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2007
Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider
Welcome home -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead
The right time -- Romans 13:11-14 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. (v.
The fruit of the Spirit -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
Secret meeting -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2007
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the
Being chosen -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ.
Preparing -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. (v.
Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of
I forgive -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to
Something special -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet,
In harmony -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony
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