For they were afraid

For they were afraid

Have you ever been afraid of something that was actually good for you? Maybe you were afraid of starting a new school? Or afraid of a shot at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we might be scared of something that is really good for us, something that will help us. Today...

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We have seen the Lord!

We have seen the Lord!

Have you ever had a guest come to your house, somebody you were so happy to see? Maybe you had a visitor you weren’t expecting, somebody who brightened up your day! Just last week, we celebrated the greatest feast, when our Lord, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Jesus’s followers...

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All the nations

All the nations

Have you ever heard something in another language…and you didn’t know what it meant? Maybe you wondered what somebody was saying, but nobody even told you. Maybe it wasn’t so important after all. You know what today is! Today is Pascha (Easter). Today, at church, we hear the good news—the...

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Following Christ – today and always!

Following Christ – today and always!

Today is Palm Sunday! This is the day we celebrate when our Lord, Jesus Christ came into Jerusalem. This was a big celebration for Jesus’s followers then, and it still is a big celebration for Jesus’s followers today! Lots and lots of people lined up to welcome Christ into Jerusalem....

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God’s Kingdom

God’s Kingdom

Have you ever played knights? Maybe you had a sword fight with a friend, and you battled each other to see who would win. Fighting for the kingdom is the best part of playing knights! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about a different kind of kingdom. This kingdom is...

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Our Anchor

Our Anchor

Do you know what an anchor does? An anchor is something that keeps a boat from drifting around a lake or a harbor. An anchor keeps the boat in one spot, right where the sailor or fisherman wants it to be. In the epistle reading today, we hear about how...

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Christ understands!

Christ understands!

Have you ever wished a grown-up could understand you better? Maybe you wish your parents or your teachers could see things your way. Then, maybe they could understand how some things are hard for you, or how you might feel. Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday...

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Pay attention!

Pay attention!

Has anybody ever told you to pay attention? Probably…maybe every day. Maybe lots of times a day! Your parents might tell you to pay attention to something important, like the cars when you cross the street or what you have to do today. Your teachers might tell you to pay...

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Return of the Icons

Return of the Icons

What would you do if somebody came into your house and destroyed all your pictures? What if somebody poked holes in the photos of your family? Or cut through some of the pictures of your friends? Or burned the precious pictures of your grandparents or great-grandparents? That’s exactly what iconoclasts...

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Treasure on earth, treasure in heaven

Treasure on earth, treasure in heaven

Do you have a secret hiding place, where you keep some of your special things? Maybe you keep a favorite toy, a diary, or some candy—all because you don’t want your brother or sister to take it! We all want to keep our treasures staying nice, and away from people...

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Staying on track

Staying on track

Have you ever taken a train, or have you watched a train chugging down the tracks? A train has to stay on the tracks to get to where the people want to go. Next week, we will start a journey too. Where do we want to go? We want to...

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The Joy of the Lord

The Joy of the Lord

Have you ever been so excited to get somewhere that you ran on your way? Imagine taking a walk to the playground and then taking off running when you saw the park. Sometimes it’s just too hard to wait! Today we hear the beautiful story of the Prodigal Son. We...

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