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Sore afraid -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Who I am -- John 10:22-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
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The least of these -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Leah Thompson -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 2010
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The Christian uniform -- John 13:31-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
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Keep the word -- John 14:23-29 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
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Whodunit? -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Leah Thompson -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2010
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Storytellers -- John 17:20-26 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
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Hit it, maestro! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Leah Thompson -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
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Hear it now -- John 16:12-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
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Sharing love -- Matthew 22:34-46 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2008
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Hallelujah! -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
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Never hungry -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- All Saints Day - A -- 2008
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Believe -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Serving others -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
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Bread of life -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Be prepared -- Matthew 25:1-13 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2008
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Our shepherd -- John 10:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Trustworthy -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 2008
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A place for us -- John 14:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Helping God -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 2008
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Connected -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Thankfulness -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
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Up to heaven -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 2008
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God's promise -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
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Protection -- John 17:1-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
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Worth Waiting For! -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A -- 2017
Can anyone tell me what all of these items have in common?
Great Faith -- Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith!
Snack Time -- Matthew 5:13-20 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 2017
It's snack time!  (Divide your group in half and give salty items to one group and unsalted items to
You are Jesus -- that's for sure! -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2017
Simon Peter answered, “You are Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” (v.16)
Time For Some Weeding -- Matthew 5:21-37 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 2017
It may surprise you that I have my gardening gloves on today as it isn't the time of year for growin
How Much is Your Soul Worth? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Tight Fisted -- Matthew 5:38-48 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2017
Who thinks they can open up my tight fist? Anyone want to try?
Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
Is It Raining? -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
I have an umbrella with me today, not because it is raining outside (or maybe it is!) but I want to
A Peep Hole -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
I have something to show you today BUT...
A Box Of Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
...how often should I forgive?....seventy-seven times...(v. 21b, 21b)
I Want My Mommy -- John 10:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Today I would like you to think of a time when you saw a little toddler crying -- sort of like my pi
Secretly -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2017
What do you think of when you see a beautiful present (let kids respond) Maybe birthdays...
Math – Jesus' Style -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2017
...I chose to give to this last the same as I give to you...so the last will be first and th
Focus On The Arrow -- John 14:1-14 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The first words that are in our Bible reading today are, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Goals For Jesus -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
How many of you like to play soccer?  How many of you like to be on the winning team?  Our lives are
Who's In Charge? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the e
Excuses, Excuses -- John 14:15-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
I have some mail today! Who would like to open it? Please read what it says.
Pictures To Show You -- John 3:1-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Isn't it fun to share pictures with each other, particularly if you have just visited a new place an
The Very Best Of All -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
“The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most
Looking For The Holy Spirit -- John 20:19-23 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2017
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, 'receive the Holy Spirit.' (v.
Dying Of Thirst -- John 4:5-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
We are going to go back in time for our story today.
All Are Welcome -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 2017
“and gathered all whom he found, both good and bad, so the wedding hall was filled with gues
Stickers Anyone? -- John 17:1-11 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
What do you think of  ______________(child with stickers all over them)?
Mean Lies -- John 9:1-41 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Let's imagine that there is a new student that comes to your school.
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Arley K. Fadness
“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

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Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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