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Transfigured -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
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Caring for others -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2007
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Welcome home -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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No more ugly faces -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2007
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Important time -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
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Something special -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
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Just say, "No!" -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
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How to pray -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
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The last supper -- Luke 22:14-23, 56 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2007
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The wind -- John 3:1-17 -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
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Sharing gifts -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
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Feet washing -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
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Teamwork -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
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Time for Jesus -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
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Jesus' hangout -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
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Be alert to the signs -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2007
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In the tomb -- John 20:1-16 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
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The best time -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
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Retainers -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Secret meeting -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2007
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Breakfast with Jesus -- John 21:1-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
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A loving voice -- John 10:22-30 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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Back home -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
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What labels tell us -- John 13:31-35 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
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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.
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?
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
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.
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
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?
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
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?
The Lord's Blessing -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus came to invite everyone into God’s loving family
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?
Tell The Truth -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2016
The Point: Telling the truth doesn’t mean that it will be easy or fun
How To Be Free -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2016
I need a volunteer today. I also need kids that can count up to 18.
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Good morning boys and girls,

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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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