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Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The lesson stands on its own.
The Last Supper -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
There are a lot of very familiar themes in our gospel reading for today.
Never a king like Jesus -- Mark 14:1 - 15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Teachers: This week's lesson tells the story of Jesus' Passion.
Don't be stingy with love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
There's an old story about a woman who calls the turkey hotline at holiday time.
Jesus' want ad -- Matthew 9:35-10:8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Materials: Paper Markers, pens, crayons Scissors
Seeing all of the Easter story -- Luke 22:14--23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C
Lent is coming to an end. Sometimes it seems to last
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials:Heavy tape (duct tape is fine, it is not seen)
Pray as Jesus did -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Teachers or Parents: There is so much to talk about in the
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Materials: Popsicle (craft) sticks Thick craft glue
Help wanted! -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Teachers or Parents: The words of Jesus regarding few
A house of worship -- John 2:13-22 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: The Passion history gives us a chance to
Come into the light -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Materials: Black construction paper White crayons or chalk
'Faith, not works' -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The real message of this Gospel text is
Bearing fruit -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Materials: Styrofoam cups Potting soil Marigold seeds
Before the cock crows twice -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
A new life -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Materials: Clean, empty baby food jars with lids Glue
Christ is risen -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Have you anything here to eat? -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Materials: Fish pattern(s) large enough to fit an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper
The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials: Black construction paper Popped popcorn Glue
I am the vine -- John 15:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials: Tissue paper in bright colors, cut into 8" x 10" pieces
Jesus chose you -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials: Card stock or index cards prepared by the instructor (as below)
Two by two -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus instructed his disciples to go out
Thank you for caring -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Materials:
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

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Ouch! -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Good morning! This morning I brought with me a box of
Let's stay forever! -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever had so much fun
This is true! -- Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
When I watch a movie, I sometimes see this sign. What does
Aim to please God -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to play
Hebrews 2:10-18 -- In God we trust -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I have three coins in my hands.
Be happy! -- Philippians 4:1-9 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you enjoy eating at
The talk of the town -- Luke 24:13-25 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you heard about __________________?
Be patient! -- James 5:7-10 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the present and let
Lip service is not enough -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Have your parents ever given you one of these?
The problem with pride -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Good morning! I brought this trophy to show you today. This
Showing respect -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some feathers today because I
Active love -- 1 John 3:16-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning! This morning I brought a friend of mine I love
Look for the star -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Today we are going to be like the wise men from the East who
Liar's memory -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Good morning! Today I want to begin by telling you a story.
Bandages and God -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C
Today I wonder if any of you have any "ouchies" -- sores on
We don't have to do this -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I'm going to make an expression
A gift from God -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something with me this
A different kind of king -- John 18:1 - 19:42 -- Good Friday - A
Good evening, boys and girls. Have you ever met a king? (Let
Taking beautiful pictures -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I have something special with me this morning.
Rocks and choices -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers: The story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is confusing to children, whose onl
Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today I just brought with me my imaginary sheep, Samantha and Henry.
You were ransomed! -- 1 Peter 1:17-23 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls! (hold up the trap) Who can tell me what this is?
Watch out for greed! -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
See this big bowl of candy? I'm going to divide it into three piles. (Separate the candy.
Make me clean! -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B
Good morning! Do you ever have any clothes as dirty as this?
He is God! -- Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B
Good morning! I want you to look into this mirror and tell
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The Nurturing Trait of Faith
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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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Acts 16:9-15

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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 dear 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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Richard E. Zajac
... 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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