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September 2011

Saving the Ants

For the 15th Sunday after Pentecost or Proper 21 (Lectionary 26) From “Saving the Ants” Adapted from the Christmas Eve sermon Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud

Phil. 2:5-11 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

Preparation: Bring a toy ant or a

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The Treasure Map

For the 12th Sunday after Pentecost or Proper 18 (Lectionary 23) Scripture Reference: Psalm 119:33-48 “Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.”

Preparation: Create a treasure map that leads to a hidden treasure somewhere on the church grounds. Plant a “treasure” for the children to find;

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Workers Needed

For the Sunday Before Labor Day From Barefoot in the Snow Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Matt. 9:37-38 Preparation: Bring items that workers in various professions might carry; for example, a doctor’s bag or stethoscope, a hammer, a paint brush, etc.

Tomorrow is Labor Day. It’s a holiday that recognizes and honors all the people who work hard in this country. To show our appreciation and thanks to these workers, on Labor Day they get the chance to relax and rest.

How can you

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