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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
Answering the call immediately -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Materials:Store-bought placemat (one per child) Sandpaper
How many know him? -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: Christmas has unfortunately become a
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
Give us a cheer! -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Materials A t-shirt for each child
That the blind may see -- John 9:1-41 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: Spiritual blindness (the condition of a
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
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.
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
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:
Good vision -- Luke 2:22-40 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Teachers or Parents: Prophecy is nothing magical.
Spread the good news -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:

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A champion -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2007
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (v. 7)
Beautiful brides -- Revelation 21:1-6 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from
Our invitation -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus
Be humble -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2007
For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves
What labels tell us -- John 13:31-35 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one
Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son
The real power -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and
Alpha and omega -- Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and
You are a Christian -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
What I mean is that each of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to
Where is he? -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
This will be a sign for you; you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth
The most important -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
Having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is
Bringing them in -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2006
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is
God spoke -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his
Who is for us? -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2006
Whoever is not against us is for us. (v. 40)
Clothing ourselves -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in
Look-alikes -- Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 2006
... saying, "Will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of
Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to
A special door -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 2006
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little
A big change -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2006
And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes
Human tools -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy
Bold or quiet? -- Hebrews 4:12-16 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2006
Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may
The real thing -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is
The eye of the needle -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2006
Children, how hard is it to enter the kingdom of God!
Gifts from God -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be
Our tears -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud
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Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
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“Rules” 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
Theme of the Day
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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Janice B. Scott
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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