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Get Up, Little Girl

Pentecost Proper 8 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Mark 5:21-43

Preparation: Bring an alarm clock with you as an illustration.

What time did you get up this morning? (Let children answer.) Did you get up by yourself, or did someone wake you up? Maybe you had an alarm clock, like the one I have here, to help you get ready for church on time. (Show the children your alarm clock. You may even demonstrate how its alarm sounds.) Sometimes

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What Do You Know?

Pentecost Proper 7 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Job 38:1 – 11

Do any of you have questions that no one has been able to answer? Are there any really tough questions you would like to have answered? If you have one, go ahead and ask it now. I’m not going to try answering the questions, but I’d just like to hear them. (Let children ask their questions.)

(Give some examples of tough questions that you have encountered. My

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Sprouting Kingdom Seeds

Pentecost Proper 6 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Scripture Reference: Mark 4:26-34

Preparation: Bring dry seeds in a glass jar, as well as seeds that have sprouted with visible roots and young shoots. Large, sprouted bean seeds work well for illustrating your talk; the roots and sprouts are easy to see.

Take a look at the seeds I brought with me this morning. I’m storing them in this glass jar. I take them out every day to look at them, but they always look

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The Blame Game

Pentecost Proper 5 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Gen. 3:8-15

Preparation: Bring a jar with enough cookies to distribute to the children at the end of your talk. (Optional) You might bring a giant foam hand with one pointing finger.

Would you like to play a game this morning? It’s a kind of game that all of us have played before. It’s called the “Blame Game.” Let’s pretend someone has stolen a cookie from my cookie jar. I will

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