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Listen to God -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 2008
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Serving others -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2008
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Patriotism -- Matthew 22:15-22 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 2008
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Good for us -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
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Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
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Thin ribbon

Round lollipops
Preparing -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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Toilet paper rolls
Paint
Paintbrushes
Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Now or later? -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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Craft sticks -- around fifty per child
Thick glue
Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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A mystery -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
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Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
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Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

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Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
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Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
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Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
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Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
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A new man -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
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Like a dove -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
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Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
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Gathering us in -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
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Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
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Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
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The Light Of The Holy Spirit -- John 14:23-29 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: in the light of the Holy Spirit we can grow in our understanding of the
Unity, Jesus Prayer For Us -- John 17:20-26 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus prays for unity among his followers
Witness To The Saving Work Of Jesus -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2016
The Point: as Jesus ascends to heaven we are left to be his witnesses in the world
All Dirty! -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2016
Who is brave today and wants to take out the item in my bag?  I have to warn you that it isn't the c
The Promised Holy Spirit -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The Point: the promised Holy Spirit has come to empower our faith and instruct our
What A Suprise! -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Today I have a bag of surprises!  How fun surprises can be!  There is the thrill of surprise and won
Trinity: Father, Son, And Holy Spirit -- John 16:12-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The Point: God, the Trinity, has come to us as God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit
What A Surprise! -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2016
How many of you love birthday parties? Have you ever been to a surprise birthday party?
Key To Eternal Life -- Luke 7:1-10 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus is the key to eternal life so put your faith in him
Important People -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2016
Today I have rolled out the red carpet for you.  We are not famous people, movie stars or royalty, s
Being A Friend -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
What makes you sad?  Have you ever had a friend that was really upset?  You often don't know what to
How To Appreciate Jesus -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2016
How many of you like cars?
Made Clean -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2016
I have a really amazing story to tell you today.
Get Ready, Get Set... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
Today I need your help. I can't remember what we say when we start out on a race.
Practical Love -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2016
With the sheet draped around you pretend that you are a lawyer carrying a book or gavel.
Wedding Bells -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2016
Does anyone know what this book is? It is called a wedding album.
Too Busy? -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2016
Who would like to go out for ice-cream with me this week?
Top Of The List -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2016
Have you ever been asked to do something that you didn't want to do?
Microwave Prayers -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2016
Are you hungry? Let me quickly make you some pizza or maybe popcorn.
Wise People Still Look For Jesus -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2016
The Point: Seek Jesus with your wealth, your worship, and your life
Get Rich In God -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2016
What is inside your wallet? Would you like to see inside mine?
Claimed A Child Of God -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2016
The Point: In our baptism God claims us as his children
A Treasure Hunt -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2016
Have you ever been on a treasure hunt?
Jesus Had Power -- John 2:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus came with power and authority
Seeing Clearly -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2016
Have you ever had the experience of looking through sunglasses or cellophane that is colored?

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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.

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A Messianic Message?
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We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.

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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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