Get Up, Little Girl

Pentecost Proper 8 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Mark 5:21-43

Preparation: Bring an alarm clock with you as an illustration.

What time did you get up this morning? (Let children answer.) Did you get up by yourself, or did someone wake you up? Maybe you had an alarm clock, like the one I have here, to help you get ready for church on time. (Show the children your alarm clock. You may even demonstrate how its alarm sounds.) Sometimes

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Easter Butterflies

Easter Sunday From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Mark 16:1-8

Preparation: Bring a picture of a caterpillar, a chrysalis, and a butterfly—or, if possible, bring a real chrysalis and butterfly model.

Happy Easter! The Lord is risen. Hallelujah! Today we celebrate one of the most important days in the church. We celebrate because Jesus rose up from the dead, because he came back to life and is living even today. Many times we have heard the story of how Jesus

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Good Bad Friday

Good Friday Scripture Reference: Luke 24:19 – 21

Preparation: (Optional) You may bring a version of the Chinese folktale called “The Lost Horse” or another variation.

Good Friday is sort of a strange name for such a sad day, isn’t it? On Good Friday, we remember that day that our Savior, Jesus, was nailed to a cross and hung up to die with two criminals on either side of him. It was a terrible, sad day. His disciples were heart-broken and his mother and other

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Power From Inside

Second Sunday of Easter

Scripture References: John 11:25 “Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” NLT 1 Tim. 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Preparation: Bring along several raw eggs, a clear bowl and a towel. You may also have pictures or even video of a chick hatching.

Because last Sunday was Easter Sunday, we are now in the

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The Last Enemy

For Easter Sunday (from the Kidsermons’ book Scolding the Snakes) Scripture References:

1 Cor. 15:20 – 26 and 54 – 57 “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

Preparation: Bring a bouquet of colorful spring flowers and a vase in which to place them on the altar or at the foot of the cross.

Happy Easter everyone! Do you know the words to the Easter greeting that has been used in the Christian church for almost two thousand years? When

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Death-Defying Act

Palm Sunday; Entering Jerusalem

Scripture References:

Matthew 20:17 – 19 and Matt. 21:1 – 17

Preparation: Bring palm branches and colorful coats and robes to lay on the steps or in front of the altar where the children gather for the children’s sermon. You can also bring pictures or books showing a circus parade or trapeze artists flying through the air.

This is a very special Sunday isn’t it? Today is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday before Easter. On this

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Recognizing Jesus

Summary: A retelling of the “Road to Emmaus” story. 

Cast: Cleopas, Simon, Jesus

Stage Directions: Prop buildings, trees and signs should slowly travel in opposite direction behind the walking puppet characters to simulate traveling.

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Cleopas: Simon, if we don’t get started soon, we’ll never make it to Emmaus before dark…. Simon…. I’m going to have to leave without you if you don’t hurry.

Simon: (Offstage) Hey, wait, Cleopas! It’s hard to get ready when my head hurts. And it’s hard to see what I’m

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