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June 2011


Responding to the Call of Christ

Scriptures: Matthew 9:9-13 “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.”

Preparation: You will need to arrange to have an obedient dog who loves crowds of people be ready at the back of the church to be called to the front. If you cannot get the dog to come when it is called, you may ask its

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Finding the Sun

Hope in the Midst of Sadness Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud

Scriptures: Psalm 30:5 and Psalm 136

Preparation: Pick a gloomy, cloudy Sunday to give this children’s sermon, and bring a large, dark umbrella that you can hide under as you call the children forward to hear your message.

It seems like it’s been raining for such a long time, and I don’t know when it’s going to stop. It’s been raining so much, that I’m pretty sure it will even start raining indoors, so I

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Protecting Your Eyes

Media Influence From Barefoot in the Snow, by Ruth Gilmore (contemporary edits by author) Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud

Scriptures: Psalm 119:37 “Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.” (NLT)

Preparation: Bring a pair of sunglasses and a pair of safety goggles to illustrate the message.

If the sun is shining right into your eyes and you can hardly see, what do you do? (Let children respond.) You can shield your eyes with your hands. You can put on a

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Happy Birthday, Church

Day of Pentecost From Saving the Ants, by Ruth Gilmore Acts 2:1-4 and 1 Cor. 12:4-13

Many Gifts, One Spirit

Preparation: Bring little red cards, cut to look like flames, with a tag on the back of each one describing a gift of the Holy Spirit or a talent that one might be given to serve God.

Today is a very important birthday. Do you know whose birthday it is? (Let children guess.) Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Christian church. Before

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