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"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
Deep water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Teachers: This week's children's message has that great story of the disciples letting down their ne
Expensive perfume -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Children are often impressed with a
Sending A Message -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers: John the Baptist was the "messenger" God sent to
Jesus measured up -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: The whole concept of fasting is difficult
Rejoice always! -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Focus your activity on the second lesson this
Where's Jesus? -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this lesson Jesus tried to take his
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
Living water -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: There is no way to spend too much time
Submission to God's will -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: Doing what God wants us to do always
UP! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: The word "up" is puzzling when it comes
Jesus, the great physician -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Jesus was unlike anyone who has ever lived.
Come to the party -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Teachers: Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a king
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
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.
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
The most valuable thing -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - B
Instructions
"Spreading the good news" -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: God has blessed us all in numerous
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.
Just a rock -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: If your church building has a
All About Babies -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Teachers: This week's Bible story tells the background of the
Time passes -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Teachers or Parents: Talk about staying up late. Perhaps your
Rejoice always! -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Focus your activity on the second lesson this
Family of God -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this lesson Jesus explains that we are
Peter means "the rock" -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Materials: Fist-sized rocks (one per child)

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Responsibility -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is
Jesus' hangout -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the
We are chosen -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
... including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (v. 6)
Sharing riches -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty,
In order -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
But each in his order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who
The greatest -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. (v. 11)
The Bible -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
He [Abraham] said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets,
Healing -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you
In the tomb -- John 20:1-16 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did
Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a mange
The best size -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to
Retainers -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the
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)
No wrangling -- 1 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid
Empty or full? -- Revelation 5:11-14 -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
... singing with a full voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to
Epiphany -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it
Thanking Jesus -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? (v. 18)
Breakfast with Jesus -- John 21:1-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it and
Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;
Exercising our faith -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or
Helping others -- Revelation 7:9-17 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor
Spread the message -- Acts 10:34-43 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism
Squeaky people -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and
A loving voice -- John 10:22-30 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. (v. 27)
Like a dove -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water,
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Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For October 25, 2020:
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1
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“Rules” by C. David McKirachan
“Accepting Reality” by C. David McKirachan
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Rules
by C. David McKirachan
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1

Children are highly overrated. Sometimes I wonder why my parents didn’t send me to boarding school. One such moment was when I asked why we had rules. If they invariably led to trouble, what good were they?

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John Jamison
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (vv. 34-36)

Hi everyone! Today’s story is another one about Jesus and the Pharisees. Do you remember the Pharisees? (Let them answer.) They were the people who tried to trick Jesus about paying taxes because they wanted to make him look bad. Well, they are trying to do it again!

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Mark Ellingsen
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It's what God does, not what we do, that counts!

Collect of the Day
Addressing God the holy lawgiver and the salvation of His people, petitions are raised by the faithful to be renewed in His covenant of love and trained to care tenderly for all neighbors. Justification and Sanctification are emphasized.

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Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
• A prayer for deliverance from national adversity, in the genre of a group lament.

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Dominic Owl lived in a big, old oak tree, right in the middle of the wood. He hadn't lived there very long, because he was only a baby owl. He loved that big old oak tree, and best all he loved to perch on its broadest branch and watch his mother as she skimmed silently over the tree tops searching the ground for Dominic's next meal.

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