Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence, our lesson for April 28. This week’s story always gives me goosebumps-especially the moment when Jesus calls Mary’s name and she recognizes him. It’s hard to think of a story that would be more full of...
To See Or Not to See

To See Or Not to See

I noticed him walking toward us as we headed down a street I didn’t know. Chicago is a big city, I’m a little directionally challenged, and it was just me and Sarah, my grown daughter. I wasn’t sure what this homeless man would do. Was he mentally...

Faces of Easter 7: Celebrating the Risen Christ

Welcome to Faces of Easter VII: Celebrating the Risen Christ, our lesson for Easter Sunday, April 21. What a beautiful and important lesson we have this Sunday: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. I love how Godly Play presents this lesson, reminding children...
How Do We Show Jesus We Love Him?

How Do We Show Jesus We Love Him?

Today’s Children’s Sermon was created to accompany a sermon based on the story of Jesus and the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. How do we be a friend to God, to Jesus, through this Lenten season?  Good morning girls and boys. One thing we’re talking...