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Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

David's Grandma -- Luke 2:1-7 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - C
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Away In A Manger -- Luke 2:1-7 -- Robert B. Lantz -- 1997
Good morning, boys and girls.
Can You Go Home Again? -- Luke 2:1-7 -- Erskine White -- 1993
"All went to their own towns to be registered.



Are You Ready For Christmas? -- Isaiah 40:3-4, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
As we approach Christmas, the question will be heard on many lips: "Are you ready for Christmas?" A
The Mystery Of Bethlehem -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
A small boy, who was in a church kindergarten class, continued to go up to the nativity scene in his
Making Room For Christ -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The story of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is one of the most familiar parts
When Is The Baby Coming? -- Luke 2:1-7 -- Erskine White -- 1993
"When is the baby coming?" Every expectant parent who ever lived has asked that question, but the an

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Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.


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We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.


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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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