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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:
Taking up the cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: The idea of a person denying oneself and taking up one's cross to follow Jesus
No grudges allowed -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Paying homage -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
Teachers or Parents: Respect is not a high priority today.
Preaching from a boat -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Jesus feeds us -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
Teachers or Parents: Children can easily relate to physical food, but the spiritual food of Jesus
A kind of king -- John 6:1-21 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Who is he? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus' identity is still an issue.
Follow the Leader -- John 1:43-51 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B
Teachers or Parents: Being a disciple of Jesus is not an easy task.
God's biggest job -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The right tool -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B
Teachers or Parents: Most people and perhaps the children think of the commandments as prohibition
Words and the Word -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Teachers or Parents: Words are powerful.
Gates of Heaven -- Mark 1:14-20 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B
Teachers or Parents: The gospel, in the narrowest sense of its use, is the good news that Jesus died
The bread of life -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Which crown? -- Passion Sunday - B
Teachers or Parents: The concept of king and kingdom is foreign -- except in many children's storie
A special meal -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Bitter medicine -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B
Teachers or Parents: The "bitter cup" Jesus had to take goes against our sense of fairness.
"Jesus' valentine" -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Presenter, Teachers or Parents: Valentine's Day may be somewhat meaningless to young children and s
We are Christians -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The throne and the cross -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Materials Bible 1 cup whole pecans 1 teaspoon vinegar 3 egg whites
One person at a time -- Matthew 9:35-10:8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Teachers or Parents: Evangelism is such a simple thing -- telling the good news to one person at
Following Instructions -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B
Materials None Instructions
The twelve harvesters -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Can you name the 12 disciples? There are four J's, two P's, two T's, a B, an A, an M, and an S.
King Jesus -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: If you have a Palm Sunday processional in your worship service, talk about it.

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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
King of Kings -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
(Show the three Wise Men) Today is the day we talk about the Wise Men.
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.
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
Finding our way -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning! What do I have here in my hand? (Show the map
Jesus, the honest teacher -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
I'm sure that all of you have been to the doctor before.
Enemies and friends -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B
Good morning! How many of you like football? (Let them
Luke, the physician -- Luke 1:1-4; 24:44-53 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning! Today, I'd like to talk about Saint Luke, the
The teaching Spirit -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Good morning! There are some parts of the world with names
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
Real power! -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
I love the Superman stories. When I was young I would buy and
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
Don't let go! -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - A
Good evening! Can any of you tell me why we are in church
Action, not words -- 1 John 3:16-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Blessed hope -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
How many of you like to play with dolls? (Let them answer.)
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,
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
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
The name of Jesus -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B
Good morning! Let's have everyone say his or her name this
Produce or perish -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! I'd like to show you a picture this morning.
Still sinners -- Romans 5:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Several weeks ago many members of this congregation went to
Changed before them -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something 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
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
Traveling light -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to travel?
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“Then he (thief on the cross) said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’”

Good morning royal children,

Welcome to our children’s message time. It is so fun to see you.

Who can tell me what a king or queen wears on their head? (children respond)

Yes, that’s right. Kings and queens wear crowns like this: (show and wear a crown or place a crown upon a volunteer child’s head)

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