This Sunday – November 19th, 2017

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Sunday: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Any book. However, Sesame Street’s, “The Monster at the End of This Book,” is great for this one!

The Take Away: Endings can seem scary, but in God, we have our hope!


Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 9:1-7

Dollar Store Item: Something that reminds you of yourself. For me, it would be candy, or a book, or a deck of playing cards.

The Take Away: Nicknames tell us about a person many times. Isaiah tells us of the coming child who will be the light to the nations. What nick name might we give Jesus?


14 thoughts on “This Sunday – November 19th, 2017

  1. I’m a music director at an Episcopal Church and there are times when I get to lead the children during the service – something I love to do!

    I really enjoy your Dollar Store ideas. There is much inspiration here. Thank you so much for posting these online.

  2. Children’s messages are very important. Thank you for your time and effort with your videos. I tweek your messages to fit my children’s group, and they all love them so much. Thanking God for your life, and continue to be a maker of disciples for Christ. To God be the Glory!

  3. Pr. John,
    Thanks for this great, no-prop take on witnessing! This will work quite well, especially because I will be presiding at an infant Baptism this Sunday and can use this to link things together. The kids can be “witnesses” of what happens.

  4. Always great ideas from this site! This is my go to spot for children sermon ideas! I’m a lay leader and many times have referred to these posts for ideas! Thank you!

  5. Oh, my goodness. Thank you! You pulled my calf out of the fire. I couldn’t get a hold on Exodus 32 with the children, and you’ve struck just the right note. Buzz Lightyear or not.

  6. Any way to send a donation with a credit card? I don’t have paypal. I’m the minister at trinity United church in collingwood Ontario Canada. Love your work!

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  8. I just found your blog and I love the videos and the ideas! I teach in our Parish School on Sunday’s at a Catholic Church in California and sometimes I am at a loss as to what to do with my 4th graders, you have inspired me! Thank you so much

    Many blessings

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