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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
Sent on a mission -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: Again this week our Gospel reading
Christ's prize-winner -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Teachers: Paul writes about "pressing on toward the goal." He
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
Who is my neighbor? -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Things in our country are much different than they were fifty years ago.
"Get on the right plane!" -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Teachers or Parents: This parable about the rich man and
Where's Jesus? -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Teachers or Parents: In this lesson Jesus tried to take his
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
Listen to the Shepherd -- John 10:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are
UP! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: The word "up" is puzzling when it comes
"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
Jesus, the great physician -- Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A
Jesus was unlike anyone who has ever lived.
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
Rejoice always! -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Focus your activity on the second lesson this
The most valuable thing -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - B
Instructions
Peter means "the rock" -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Materials: Fist-sized rocks (one per child)
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
Come to the party -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Teachers: Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a king
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
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
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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Who is first? -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be
Shame, shame -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame." (v. 11)
Bird nest improvements -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 2006
Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heave
Protect me, Lord -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an
Beginning and end -- Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 2006
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Alm
A to Z -- John 18:33-37 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 2006
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world.
Thank you -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel
Signs of our seasons -- Luke 21:25-26 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon
Memories -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
I thank my God every time I remember you. (v. 3)
The right path -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
... as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice
Don't worry -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
Sharing what God gives -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does
More like Jesus -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
And it is by God's will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the
Magnification -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord." (v. 46)
A great gift -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. (v. 11)
Be an example -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 0000
I am going to the store today.
A place in heaven -- 1 Peter 1:17-23 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you live in a house?
Who is my neighbor? -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! The Bible tells us that we should love our
Produce or perish -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! I'd like to show you a picture this morning.
Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Humility -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Good morning. Today I want to give you a test: Which of these
Guarantees life after death -- Hebrews 9:24-28 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought two balloons with me
Our weakness; God's strength -- 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
I have always admired men and women who can lift heavy
Blessed hope -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
How many of you like to play with dolls? (Let them answer.)
Traveling light -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to travel?
Still sinners -- Romans 5:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
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The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For May 19, 2019:
  • Love Between Our Toes by Bethany Peerbolte — We are called to love from our most authentic selves, in ways that uphold the bonds of Christ while not trying to change others directly.
  • Loving Action by Chris Keating — God’s ever-broadening circles of grace challenge the church to acts of loving action and radical inclusion.

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Wayne Brouwer
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.

“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 11:1-18
This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. (Acts 11:10)

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Arley K. Fadness
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you.” (v. 34a)

Good morning little children,

Jesus calls his disciples “little children.” Why so? All followers of Jesus are little children — kids, moms, dads, you and me. We are all learning and growing in faith.

So to everybody here this morning, (to the congregation) “Good morning little children.” (congregation may respond with an also to you)

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Frank Ramirez
Peter Andrew Smith
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"Crossing Barriers" by Frank Ramirez
"As I Have Loved You" by Peter Andrew Smith


Crossing Barriers
by Frank Ramirez
Acts 11:1-8

But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' (Acts 11:8)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." In our worship today, let us explore how we can love one another.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, when we show not our love for each other, but our dislike of one another, Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, when we pretend to love one another whilst harbouring hate in our hearts, Christ, have mercy.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.

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