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
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3rd Sunday of Easter From “Scolding the Snakes” Scripture Reference: John 21:15-19
Do koalas count as “lambs” sometimes?
Preparation: Bring a plastic bottle filled with water, and set it in plain view a short distance (but out of reach), from where you will sit with the children.
Can one of you tell me the name of someone you love? (Call on several volunteers.) What sorts of things do you do to show these people that you really love them? (Let volunteers share.) There are
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Pentecost Proper 20 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Scripture Reference: Mark 9:33-37
Preparation (optional): You may wish to bring a photograph of Olympic medalists standing on the awards platform.
How many of you have watched the Olympics? When they give out the medals—gold, silver, and bronze—which medal-winner gets to stand on the highest platform? (Let the children answer.) The highest platforms are for the top prizewinners, the athletes who won the gold medals. (You may show your photo here.) Gold-medal winners also get to
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Pentecost Proper 18 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: James 2:14-17
Have any of you ever gone to school and forgotten your lunch? (Children may respond.)
I know I have. It’s a terrible feeling. Lunchtime comes and your stomach growls. Then you have nothing to eat and no money to buy a lunch.
Now imagine that your friends come and sit down next to you and notice you have no lunch. Imagine that they shake their heads and
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