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"Spreading the good news" -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: God has blessed us all in numerous
UP! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: The word "up" is puzzling when it comes
"The cost of discipleship" -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Teachers or Parents: The Gospel message that we are saved as
Protection -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: Protecting our children is an
Evidence and testimony -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's children's sermon uses legal
Children Of God -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Teachers: This lesson offers you a chance to do role-playing.
Answering the call immediately -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Materials:Store-bought placemat (one per child) Sandpaper
What is prayer? -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
For such a simple thing, prayer is really intimidating for some people.
Help the children -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
Teachers or Parents: The words of Jesus about children give us an
He knows you so well -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
It's amazing to consider that God knows the number of hairs on our heads.
Best friends -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: For this exercise you will need magazines to cut
Sabbath for humankind -- Mark 2:23-28 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus and his disciples had a meal of
God's checking account -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
Teachers: The lesson is on giving to the emperor and to God.
Give us a cheer! -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Materials A t-shirt for each child
Each From Their Own Place -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Parents or Teachers: The lesson today is about people coming from the
Kind of like baptism -- Luke 2:21
Teachers or Parents: Celebrate the new year by celebrating the
A changing face -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Teachers: Sometimes when children are younger, the significance and possible explanation of a partic
How many know him? -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: Christmas has unfortunately become a
That the blind may see -- John 9:1-41 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: Spiritual blindness (the condition of a
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Small and mighty -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
'God forever!' -- Mark 13:24--37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: This is a new year -------- a new church year, that is.
Walking in faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
"Beginning" -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: We are one Sunday into the new church year and we are just ahead of the calend
Where's the power? -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:

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Finders keepers? -- Luke 6:27-38 -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever found
Real power! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
I love the Superman stories. When I was young I would buy and
Give it a chance -- Luke 13:1-9
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought an apple so we could talk about apples this morning.
Enemies and friends -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B
Good morning! How many of you like football? (Let them
Don't let go! -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - A
Good evening! Can any of you tell me why we are in church
The power of touch -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Good morning! Have any of you ever had someone say to you,
What's an evangelist? -- 2 Timothy 4:5-11 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning! Saint Paul once wrote to his young friend,
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
Do you look like Jesus? -- Romans 8:28-30 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what Jesus
Weeding the garden -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wa
God's medicine -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. This morning, I brought with me some of the medicine I take.
Action, not words -- 1 John 3:16-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Written for you -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Happy Easter! Did you know that it's still Easter?
Be on top of the world -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
We've talked before about being the kind of people that make God happy.
We all win! -- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B
Good morning! Have any of you ever played in a baseball or
The name of Jesus -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B
Good morning! Let's have everyone say his or her name this
Not foolish at all! -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Good morning! How many of you watch television? (Let them
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.
When Jesus broke the rules -- Mark 2:23-28 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a pillow with me this
Changed before them -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something this morning
A story of God and grapes -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to eat
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?
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.)
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The Nurturing Trait of Faith
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 67

When Paul met up with Lydia and some other women who were praying and worshipping in Philippi, they were inspired by his words. Lydia was baptized and insisted that Paul be a guest in her home, signifying her passion for the faith.

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David Kalas
Perhaps on this holiday weekend, which culturally marks the beginning of summer, it is right for us to think of the image of coming and going. People traditionally do a lot of coming and going during the summer.  The change in season combines with the relief from school schedules to make it rather common for folks to do much of their traveling and vacationing during the summer months. You and I as pastors will no doubt have to endure a lot of coming and going that may reflect itself in a dip in attendance.
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Arley K. Fadness
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. (v. 26)

Hello children,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.

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... do not let your hearts be troubled...

Unfortunately, Maalox moments seem to outnumber peaceful moments. I offer a few reasons why.

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