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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
Materials:Thin ribbonRound lollipops
Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Preparing -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials: Toilet paper rolls Paint Paintbrushes
Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Now or later? -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials: Craft sticks -- around fifty per child Thick glue
Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
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A mystery -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
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Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
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Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
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Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - 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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Like a dove -- Matthew 3:13-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2007
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A new man -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
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Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - 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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Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - 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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Be Brave -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2016
I need a brave volunteer today. Please put your hands out...
Believing With Your Heart -- John 20:19-31 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: don’t just know about Jesus, believe in Jesus with your heart
Generous Love -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2016
We want to make a list today and so I've brought a white board to help us remember it all.
Do You Love Jesus? -- John 21:1-19 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus wants us to love him not as a bother but as a Savior
Hot Bread! -- John 6:25-35 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2016
How many of you have ever smelled fresh bread baking?  It makes you so hungry.  Maybe you will have
True Security -- John 10:22-30 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: in the hands of Jesus we are secure for all eternity
A New Commandment -- John 13:31-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: love one another as Jesus has loved us
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
Dazzling White -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus makes us dazzling white
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
Wow! God Is With Us! -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2016
Has anyone ever told you, "You look just like your father or just like your mother?" You can't hide
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.
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