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Working together -- 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Good morning! I have a job for us to do this morning. I want
Gabriel - God's messenger -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! I brought an angel with me this morning to
Huge -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B
Good morning! We are gathered in a beautiful place. This
News about heaven -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How does God think of us today?
Jesus the teacher -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Good morning! How many of you are in school? (Let them respond
Happy to be hungry! -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
Knee-bending faith -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you brought a friend today?
What makes a king a king? -- John 18:33-37 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B
Good morning! This is Christ The King Sunday. Let's talk
Revelation -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C
I have here a picture. (In this trick picture, I have a
Keep on asking -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning! In the Gospel reading today, Jesus tells us a
Pretty packages -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to share with you a package that I received this morning.
Don't sound a trumpet -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Good evening, boys and girls. I brought an empty tube with me tonight.
The only cure -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Good morning! I brought three little containers with me this
No ticket needed -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Good morning! I want to tell you a story this morning. Once
In whose name? -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Let me show you these cards which I have with
Seeing Jesus -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Once some men came to the friends of Jesus and
The truth sets us free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Good morning! I have here a newspaper article about a
Like a rock -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! What do I have here in my hand? (Show the rock
Forever! -- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Good morning! Today I brought a diamond with me because they
A verse to remember -- John 3:1-17 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever seen anyone with a
Passing tests -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
Always brand new -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Happy Easter! Did you know that it's still Easter?
The one who heals -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Good morning! Can any of you tell me what this is?
The good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
Like a rug -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Good morning. Where would we put this rug? (Let them answer.)
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Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone live on a farm or near a farm? (let them answer) What do farmers use today to plow fields and harvest the grain? (let them answer) That's right, tractors. Before farmers used tractors what did they use? (let them answer) That's right, horses. Did you know that farmers also used to use animals called oxen? These animals are like bulls that have horns and are very strong. They can pull a plow easily as long as they worked in pairs. If the oxen didn't work together, it was hard.

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