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Saved by Believing

1st Sunday in Lent From “Scolding the Snakes” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference:Â Rom. 10:9-13Â

At most beaches and pools there is a person who sits in a tall chair and watches swimmers in the water. If someone in the water calls for help, this person jumps in the water and saves the person in danger. Can you tell me what this person is called? (Children may answer.) He or she is the lifeguard. The lifeguard’s job is to make sure swimmers are

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Sheep on the Lam

Pentecost Proper 11 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference:Â Mark 6:30-34

The Gospel reading for today talks about sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6 says that when Jesus saw the crowds of people who came to listen to him, he felt sorry for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.

You may never have seen sheep without a shepherd, but have any of you ever seen a child without a parent? A lost child is a very sad

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I Just Wanna Be a Sheep

Fourth Sunday of Easter From “Saving the Ants” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference:Â Psalm 23

Preparation: (Optional) Bring cotton balls to represent sheep or make simple sheep from pom-poms to hand out to the children.

Does anyone know who King David was? He was king of Israel a long time ago. Do you know what he did before he became a king? He was a shepherd. A shepherd doesn’t have a very glamorous job. He has to take care of a big flock of

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Shepherd and Door

From Saving the Ants by Ruth Gilmore For the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Reference: John 10:1-10 “I am the gate for the sheep… Those who come in through me will be saved.”

Preparation: (Optional) You can bring a picture of Jesus as the Shepherd or point out a picture in the church. Show your illustration after asking the children if they know who the Good Shepherd is. Pick your volunteer ‘wolf’ out ahead of time.

Who is the Good Shepherd? Can anyone

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