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A refreshing drink -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - B
A traveler walked across the desert and ran out of water. He got more thirsty as time went on.
The bread of life -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
I am the bread of life. (v. 48)
Help wanted! -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Good morning! Are you all feeling strong and healthy this
Small and mighty -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on ear
Deep Water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go swimming?
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Note: Assign someone to push his/her hand, clutching the dove, through the paper at the scheduled ti
Paying homage -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
Good morning!
Are you wise? -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise. (v. 15)
He really is the king -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - A
Good evening! We are here in church tonight because this is
Read the signs -- 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.
Reckoning -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about Father Abraham.
Jesus feeds us -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
If we had coupons like this that say you can go to a restaurant and get free food, do you think peo
A special meal -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. (v. 56)
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought two pictures to show you today. Here
Walking in faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" (v. 40)
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you deny yourself?
Simon says ... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Today we read where the apostle Paul says that we should be "imitators of God." What is an "imitat
You are protected -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (v.
Pictures of Jesus -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A, New Year's Day - B
Good morning! I brought a Bible with me that shows some
We're always changing -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning! This morning I want to share some pictures
Giving with joy -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to
A special love -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you think that your mother and father love you?
Who is he? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Good morning! I find that people always want to judge people before getting to know them.
We are Christians -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. (v. 66)
All brothers and sisters -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. What do you think of my new piece of clothing?
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A Cloud of Witnesses
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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

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All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

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Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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