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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
Answering the call immediately -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Materials:Store-bought placemat (one per child) Sandpaper
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Give us a cheer! -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Materials A t-shirt for each child
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
"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
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
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
'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.
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:
"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
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:
Good vision -- Luke 2:22-40 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Teachers or Parents: Prophecy is nothing magical.

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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)
Obstacles -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2006
We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with
Mighty Dog -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2006
Then Jesus began to say to them, "Beware that no one leads you astray." (v. 5)
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
Four rules -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2006
Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them;
Diversity -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 2006
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made
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.
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