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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
Preparing -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials: 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
Materials: 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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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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Gathering us in -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Not welcome -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
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Following directions -- Matthew 4:12-23 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2007
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Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 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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Spiritual vitamins -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Good morning, boys and girls.
God Is Our Loving Father -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus wants us to know about God our Father
If Only -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
How many of you listen to your mom the first time she tells you to do something?
Trusting In God -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
One day when Jesus was with his disciples, they asked him for something.
Jesus, Ruler Of The Universe -- John 12:1-8 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: this miracle reveals that Jesus has authority over the material world
Bad Stuff -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
Does anyone know what this beautiful plant is?
Who Is Greatest? -- Luke 22:14--23:56 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2016
The Point: in God’s kingdom the greatest is a servant of all
Don't Give Up -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Jesus often told his disciples stories to help them learn important lessons.
Love Each Other -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2016
The Point: if you care for the simplest needs of others, you are loving with a humb
Pretty Package -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2016
Does anyone have a birthday today or this coming week or month?
The Truth -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Good Friday - C -- 2016
The Point: the truth is that we all need a Savior
The Climb -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2016
How many of you have ever climbed a tree?
The Empty Tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The Point: the empty tomb was full of good news
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
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
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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)

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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.

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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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