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The Color of Friendship

Gloria: Good evening and welcome. I’m so glad to see all of you here and I hope that you brought some friends and family and neighbors. I brought some friends with me tonight. Would you like to meet them?

Mercy Me come on out here and say “hello!”

Mercy: Well, Mercy Me! Look at all my friends who decided to come!

Gloria: These are all your friends?

Mercy: Of course, they’re mine. Whose did ya think they were?

Gloria: You don’t know all these people,

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Cloud of Hate ; 9/11 Children’s Sermon

September 16th, 2001 (first Sunday after 9/11)

Luke 15:1-10

(The Parable of the Lost Sheep)

1 John 2:11

“But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”(NASB)

Preparation: Bring the baptismal font to the front of the church or give the children’s sermon immediately following a baptism.

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells the story of a lost sheep. A shepherd with

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How Coyote Got His Howl

A long ways back, when the earth still listened more than it spoke, the land did not bellow but whispered instead. And in that quiet time only a few creatures had voices and even fewer knew how to use them. The two-legged creatures had voices and yes, they knew how to use them. The earth could already hear that they used their voices too often and sometimes much too loudly.

The older ones knew that the gift of speech was not something to be

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