6th Sunday of Easter From “Scolding the Snakes” Scripture Reference: John 14:26 Preparation: Tie colored yarn around three of your fingers as visual reminders. You may cut extra lengths of yarn and bring these to hand out to children at the end of the sermon.
Why do you suppose I have these colored strings tied around my fingers? (Hold your hand up and let children guess.) Sometimes people tie strings around their fingers to remind them of something. Let’s say you have to bring your turtle
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Transfiguration Sunday; Last Sunday after the Epiphany Adapted from “Scolding the Snakes” Scripture Reference: Luke 9:28-36
Today is Transfiguration Sunday. Transfiguration means to change the way something or someone looks. On this day, we remember how Jesus went up on a mountaintop with his disciples and showed them just how special he was.
Jesus had told his disciples, his close friends, that he would be killed and later rise from the dead. How do you think the disciples looked when Jesus told them that bad things
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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 you be
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Pentecost Proper 22 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Mark 10:13-16
Preparation (optional): You may bring along a “welcome” mat or sign from your home.
Does anyone know what the word “welcome” means? You sometimes see the word on a mat in front of a door. Or you might see a sign along the road that reads “Welcome to Minnesota” or “Welcome to the Dew Drop Inn.” (You may pass around your own welcome sign.) A welcome sign is a
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Pentecost Proper 21 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: James 5:13-18
Preparation: A good illustration for this talk is a portable CD or cassette player with a familiar song ready to play.
How many of you sing in a choir? Raise your hands. Do you enjoy singing with other people? What do you like about it? (A volunteer may respond.) What would it sound like if a choir got up to sing, and one section started to sing “Happy Birthday,” a
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For the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany From “Sitting on the Rainbow”
Scripture Reference: Mark 2:1-12
Preparation: Bring several bottles of medicine, including a bottle of cough syrup.
If you couldn’t get to sleep because you were coughing so much and coughing so hard that your throat was getting sore, what might your mom or dad do to help you? (Let children respond.) They might give you cough syrup to calm down the cough so you could sleep. (Show cough syrup.) That’s what this medicine is
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For the Sunday before or after Thanksgiving From “Barefoot in the Snow”
Scripture Reference: 1 Thess. 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Preparation: Bring a calendar that clearly shows the month names and a fat, washable, red marker (in case a child misses the calendar page and marks clothing instead).
When is Thanksgiving? Can anybody tell me? (Let children respond.) Thanksgiving is (or was) this Thursday? Are you sure?
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Cast of Characters: Mabel the Cow, Baabara the Sheep, a Muppet named Mercy Mee, a Muppet named Milo Yo
Bible Reference: John 14:12 – 14
Mercy Mee: Okay, now where is that verse? It’s one of the best verses in the Bible. This is going to totally change my life! If I can just find it. (Looking through the Bible.) Where is it? I can’t find it anywhere!
Milo Yo: (Enters and watches Mercy for a while.) Hiya Mercy. Whatcha doing?
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