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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
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
Two by two -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus instructed his disciples to go out
Jesus chose you -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials: Card stock or index cards prepared by the instructor (as below)
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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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.
The good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
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?
By love and not command -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
I have with me some vinegar. Who would like to taste it? Ugh!
She gave all she had -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a penny with me this
Guided into truth -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
I need a volunteer to help me today.
Our inheritance -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought with me this morning something very special to me.
No boxes! -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
How many of you are the oldest in your family? (Let them
Christmas angels among us -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
I've always thought it would be a wonderful thing to see an
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
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
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
Jesus is coming back -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning! Have one or both of your parents ever gone
The talk of the town -- Luke 24:13-25 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you heard about __________________?
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
The just-right plan -- Galatians 4:4-7 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Good morning! How many of you had a wonderful Christmas?
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
S.P.I.T. -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Thanksgiving Day - B
Today is Thanksgiving! It is a day we set aside to do what?
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.
A gift from God -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something with me this
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