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Trinity Sunday and Family

Baabara has questions about the Holy Trinity. Do God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit treat each other well? What does it mean to be three-in-one? If God is the Father of us all, how should we treat each other? And when is a good time to read Winnie-the-Pooh?

Three in One – Trinity

A Children’s Sermon for the first Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday – RCL Year A

Scriptures: Matthew 28:16-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Today is the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also called “Trinity Sunday.” This is a Sunday when we remember that God is three persons in one God. Throughout history, humans have struggled with this idea, and some have even started new religions because they could not understand how God could be One being and Three persons at the same time.

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Baabara and the Language of Love

It’s Pentecost, and she’s wearing her red scarf in honor of the day, but Baabara the Sheep is gloomy. She cannot talk about God’s love in many languages. She wishes that she could speak fluent Japanese to the kids in the orphanages in Japan where she teaches English. She wants them to know how much she loves them. But isn’t she already fluent in the “Language of Love?”

(Permission granted to include this video children’s message in online Sunday services.)

See JOEE.jp for more information

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The Language of Love

Pentecost – Year A – RCL

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 and 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

Pentecost – El Greco

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the birth of the Christian church. Believers from far and wide were gathered together in one place, after Jesus had gone back up to heaven, and they were praying and worshipping together. Suddenly there was the sound of a mighty wind that entered the building, and tongues of fire appeared over the heads of the believers. They began to

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Staring or Preparing?

A 5-minute children’s sermon for Ascension Sunday is embedded below. You have permission to use this video to augment an online Sunday service broadcast.

What should we be doing while waiting for Jesus to return? Simply staring up at the sky? After Jesus ascended to heaven on Mount Olivet, the disciples were left standing there, staring and reluctant to move until a couple of angels appeared. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been

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Ascension Sunday

Today is the seventh Sunday, the last Sunday of the Easter season. If you were going into the church, into the sanctuary for worship services, you would see the color white on the altar and the pulpit. The pastor might be wearing a white stole draped over the robe. White is the color of Easter. This is the last Sunday in the Easter season, and then comes the celebration of Pentecost. That’s when the color changes to red.

So the Easter season of the

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Abiding – Tree and Branch

Kidsermons – May 17, 2020 — 6th Sunday of Easter – Year A – RCL

Video sermon link available at bottom of page!

Scripture: John 14:15-21 (NRSV)

Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with

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Waiting for the Blossom

We are all trapped in a time of waiting. The world is waiting for it to be safe once again to go outside and meet up with friends. The world is waiting, staying put for safety, knowing that we are helping others by keeping our distance. It seems like a long time to wait.

I wonder if any of you have ever tried watching a flower that’s all closed up. The flower will eventually bloom; it just takes time. Trying to pull the flower

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Kidsermons is Back!

I’m sorry for the long delay in posting to Kidsermons. I’ve been working full-time as a teacher-librarian at a Christian K – 12 school here in Tokyo, and starting up a non-profit foundation called JOEE, “Joyful Opportunity English Education.” The website is up now at: http://joee.jp Take a look if you are interested in a ministry that brings active and entertaining English lessons to kids growing up in orphanages and children’s homes in Japan.

I will be posting a weekly video children’s sermon along with

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Without a Doubt

The disciples knew that Jesus was the Light of the world; he had told them so. They had seen in his life, words, and miracles, a glimpse of the glory of God. It was as if they were looking at a lamp with its light shaded from view, sort of like this lamp. (Show lamp with shade.) When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, it’s as if the shade was taken away and the disciples could see the true brightness of God’s glory.

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