No Fear

For Times of Fear and Uncertainty From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:16-19

Can you think of a time when you were really afraid? What was it that made you scared? (Let children share.) When did you stop being scared? What was it that comforted you or made you stop being afraid? (Children can tell about their experiences.) When we are scared, it can make all the difference in the world to have someone who loves us close

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Swatting vs. Sympathy

Sympathizing is better than swatting. Jesus sympathized. He did not swat. Jesus listened and loved and shared the Good News of God’s love.

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Creative Control

Jesus Walks on the Water Proper 14, Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Matthew 14:22-33 Preparation: bring some art supplies with you; ideally some modeling clay, but a pad of paper and some markers would work as well. Would anyone like to volunteer to be our artist this morning and create something? I am going to ask my artist to draw something that you think might be frightening to someone else. (Pick a volunteer artist and let

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Never Cry “Wool”

(This script was used at a church camp called “Wolf Mountain.)

Summary: A sheep with many fears learns to trust the Good Shepherd, Jesus.

Cast: Baaa-Bara Ann; a silly little sheep with some very big worries… and You; a sensible, sensitive type who is willing to help a small sheep.

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You: I’d like to tell you the story of The Boy Who Cried “Wolf.” This story is often called a ‘fable,’ because there is a moral at the end; a lesson that is taught

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