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Ephphatha -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Teachers or Parents: Just as Jesus opened the ears of the deaf
The day Jesus was baptized -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
Materials:Toilet paper roll (one per child) Construction paper
"What is Trinity?" -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: Since the concept of the Trinity is a
Expensive perfume -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Children are often impressed with a
Christ's prize-winner -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Teachers: Paul writes about "pressing on toward the goal." He
Rejoice always! -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Focus your activity on the second lesson this
Sending A Message -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers: John the Baptist was the "messenger" God sent to
Where's Jesus? -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this lesson Jesus tried to take his
Jesus measured up -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: The whole concept of fasting is difficult
Sent on a mission -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: Again this week our Gospel reading
The touch of power -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers: The children's message is about the power of touch.
Jesus, the great physician -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Jesus was unlike anyone who has ever lived.
Living water -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: There is no way to spend too much time
Love on Fire -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
Parents or Teachers: In the lesson today Jesus states that he came to
UP! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: The word "up" is puzzling when it comes
Don't worry so much! -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Is your house a worry-free zone? Mine isn't.
The most valuable thing -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - B
Instructions
Who is it? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers or Parents: We want our children to know who Jesus is
Peter means "the rock" -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Materials: Fist-sized rocks (one per child)
"Spreading the good news" -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: God has blessed us all in numerous
Just a rock -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: If your church building has a
Come to the party -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Teachers: Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a king
Rejoice always! -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Focus your activity on the second lesson this
All About Babies -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers: This week's Bible story tells the background of the
Family of God -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this lesson Jesus explains that we are

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God's helpers -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2006
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the
Jesus is like sugar -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2006
Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always
Don't stare -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2006
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The
Shouting for Jesus -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2006
Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have merc
How do you look? -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look
Speak kindly -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2006
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a
Old or new? -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- All Saints Day - B -- 2006
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; And I heard a loud voice from
Staying clean -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
... there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the
Pleasing the crowd -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2006
And he [Jesus] said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the
Jesus was sad -- John 11:32-44 -- All Saints Day - B -- 2006
Jesus began to weep. (v. 35)
Does God care? -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the
A firm Christian -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
... if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you -- unless you have
Only once -- Hebrews 9:11-14 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 2006
He entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves,
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be
The most special place -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 2006
When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God.
Tongues of fire -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! (v. 5b)
Be filled with joy -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be
Bad stains -- Hebrews 9:24-28 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2006
But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of
Giving all she had -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2006
Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more
Transforming -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2006
And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though
Confidence -- Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2006
Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus....
Nearer to God -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (v. 8a)
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