Day of Pentecost From “Scolding the Snakes” Scripture Reference: Acts 2:1-21
Preparation (Optional): Arrange ahead of time for members of the congregation who are fluent in other languages to stand, one after the other and declare, “Jesus is Lord. I believe in Jesus!” in their various languages.
Can you tell me what language you speak? (Let children respond.) Many of us speak English, but in our country we hear other languages as well. Do any of you speak another language or know anyone who
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3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Adapted from “Scolding the Snakes” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: 1 Cor. 12:12-27
What do you think is the most important part of your body? (Let children share ideas; challenge their choices.) If you had strong muscles but no nerves to send signals to your brain, would you be able to do anything with those muscles? No! If you had good eyes and could see the tiniest thing from far away, but your eyelids wouldn’t stay open, would
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For the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany From “Sitting on the Rainbow”
Image from Half a World Away exhibit
Scripture Reference: 1 Cor. 8:1-3
Preparation: You may bring a hammer and nails or some other construction tools.
The Bible reading from 1 Corinthians today talks about building up the church. If you were going to help build up the church, what sort of tools do you think you might need? (Discuss.) I brought some tools with me (show the tools), but the trouble is, I’m
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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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