This children’s sermon was given September 6, 2020, during our pandemic, so it was experienced virtually. The preaching minister asked that I speak to how Jesus asks us to treat each other, so it was the perfect time to share this wonderful book. 

Good morning, girls and boys. I’m glad you’re with us today!

I brought a book to share. It’s called Each Kindness, and it’s by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis. You may remember that Jacqueline Woodson has come to speak at our church before. She wrote Brown Girl Dreaming and she spent some of her growing up years just a mile or so from our church!

I’m going to read you this picture book, and as you listen I hope you’ll listen for something else too. I hope you’ll listen for what God has to say to you through this story. What message is God saying to you?

[Read complete story.]

So did you hear God saying anything to you? I hope you’ll talk with your family after worship about the children in this story and what you’re thinking about. I bet we’ve all been Chloe sometimes. And maybe we’ve felt like Maya too.

Let’s pray.

Dear God, thank you for the power of kindness and how it ripples out into the world. Thank you for your kindness to us. We love you, God. Amen.