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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.
Forgive us our debts -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Teachers or Parents: The lesson stands on its own.
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.
Never a king like Jesus -- Mark 14:1 - 15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Teachers: This week's lesson tells the story of Jesus' Passion.
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
Jesus' want ad -- Matthew 9:35-10:8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Materials: Paper Markers, pens, crayons Scissors
Pray as Jesus did -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Teachers or Parents: There is so much to talk about in the
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials:Heavy tape (duct tape is fine, it is not seen)
Help wanted! -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Teachers or Parents: The words of Jesus regarding few
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Materials: Popsicle (craft) sticks Thick craft glue
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: The Passion history gives us a chance to
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
'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
Come into the light -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Materials: Black construction paper White crayons or chalk
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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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
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.
Pain relief -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sometimes when I get a headache or if I overdo it and my
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
The teaching Spirit -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Good morning! There are some parts of the world with names
Bandages and God -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C
Today I wonder if any of you have any "ouchies" -- sores on
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
Around and around we go -- Acts 10:34-43 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
(Hold up the drawing) See this circle? It has no beginning and no end.
Three, yet One -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Today is "Trinity Sunday" and it is a time to celebrate the
What is your talent? -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to share (name the object
Come, drink -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Good morning! Have any of you ever been really, really
Active love -- 1 John 3:16-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning! This morning I brought a friend of mine I love
Be patient! -- James 5:7-10 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the present and let
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
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?
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
Solving our differences -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! Have you ever noticed how many stories are in
One body, many members -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Good morning! Today I need your help. Trace one of your hands on this paper.
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.
God's Word -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
Whenever someone speaks to us, it is with words. Whenever
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
Rich in so many ways -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what it means to be wealthy?
Let's stay forever! -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever had so much fun
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.
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