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A sign -- John 2:13-22 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: The people wanted to know that Jesus
Christian tennis -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers: Tennis is the game for Christians. It has "love" and
Making melody -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Teachers or Parents: Music is a theme in this lesson. Help
Taking on the yoke -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Being tied to someone can be frustrating, particularly if the two people are trying to go in opposit
God's servants -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers or Parents: As Christians, we are called by God to be
God looks for you -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
There are lots of stories in the Bible about being lost and found.
Jesus' friends -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials Thin elastic string Small beads Glue Scissors
What about you? -- Luke 9:18-24 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Christianity is a movement consisting of
Do you know Jesus? -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
This week's lesson is a tough one. It's got a lot of very heavy stuff in it. Jesus is frustrated.
"The truth" -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Teachers or Parents: Reformation Sunday is a good time to
Saying or doing? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Teachers or Parents: Today's theme is about hypocrisy --
The problem with pride (Activity) -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Teachers or Parents: Being humble does not come naturally.
Salty disciples -- Matthew 5:13-20 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
Teachers or Parents: Make some popcorn -- and share it with
Jesus' forty-day fast in the wilderness -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Materials:Blank calendar pages (two per child) Markers Crayons
Be open! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Teachers: This week's lesson tells about Jesus healing a deaf
Coats and canned goods -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: In our lesson today John the Baptist tells the crowds who come to be baptized that they sh
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Children are often focused on the wrong
Lifted up -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: How does one explain salvation?
Forgiveness certificate -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Teachers: This lesson is about forgiveness. Jesus said to
Clean heart pledge -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: You've heard of celebrating Christmas in
Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Today we hear the parable of the sower. The imagery in the lesson is both rich and subtle.
Faith makes us well -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B
Teachers or Parents: When we are sick, it is hard to think of
Are you a good steward? -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
"Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very l
The tears of Jesus -- John 11:32-44 -- All Saints Day - B
Materials Clothespins Silk flowers
Priceless gift -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: The emphasis is on giving as based in

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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
You are chosen -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved
Freedom -- Romans 8:14-27 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have
How to pray -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock,
No more ugly faces -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2007
And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they
Changes -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Indeed they cannot die any more, because they are like angels and are children
Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me ... but if you
Ready for heaven -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth ... (v. 2)
Our knot -- Romans 5:12-19 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died though the one
Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone
It takes endurance -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering
Sharing gifts -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
"So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich
Just say, "No!" -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the
God's word -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give
Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. (v. 12)
Believing -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not
Working -- Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due.
Rejoicing -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (v. 4)
Your hometown -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with
Time for Jesus -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
"You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour." (v. 40)
Stay in shape -- Philippians 3:17--4:1 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
He will transform the body of our humiliation so that it may be conformed to
The wind -- John 3:1-17 -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not
No more hunger -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be
Our king -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2007
He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (v. 17)
Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has
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