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Waiting patiently -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Christmas is coming! I can't wait! Have you ever said that you "can't wait" for something?
Bearing fruit -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Beginning -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! We are in the second Sunday of our new church year.
Every knee shall bend -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is one of the very special days in the church.
The right tool -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B
I brought my tool chest this morning to show how the tools are used for different things.
Take off your veils -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
Before the cock crows twice -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Bitter medicine -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B
Peter and the other followers of Jesus didn't want Jesus to suffer.
An acceptable time -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought two special things with me tonight.
An important message -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like important things?
I want ... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a (C) -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
When you go into a restaurant, the waiter or waitress will give you something called a "menu." Wha
Later -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - A
Good morning! Let me share with you a little story. Johnny was playing outside.
Echoing God's love -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Good leaders -- Romans 8:12-17 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
One person at a time -- Matthew 9:35-10:8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Happy Father's Day to you! I want to do something a little different here this morning.
The throne and the cross -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I want you to see something.
We don't wear blindfolds -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever played pin the tail on the donkey?
Jesus crucified -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - A
The word "crucified" means that the person was hung on a cross to die.
Open hands and open hearts -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Isn't today a wonderful day?
Do you believe? -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to do something special.
Kneeling before Jesus -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought some dominoes with me this morning and I want you to help me.
Muddy shoes -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - B
Greetings, boys and girls. This is a very special day in our church year.
Christ is risen -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Easter was wonderful, wasn't it?
Learning like Jesus learned -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! Some of you are in school, aren't you? Who here goes to school?
King Jesus -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! Today I brought a sign with me. Can someone tell me what it says?
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