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19th Sunday of Year B

Use your own judgment in adapting these sermons when including them in your children’s ministry.

MINISTRY-TO-CHILDREN

IMITATE JESUS

What does it mean to imitate Jesus? In this message, cover the definition and ideas of what “imitating” means, and how it provides a copied version of something that can act like the real thing. Use examples of imitation to relate to how we as Christians can imitate Christ, acting as He did to share His love with others.

GOSPEL

GOD PROVIDES MANNA

Objects suggested: None

Do you like to eat? What’s your favorite thing to eat? (Allow kids to share.)

What if every morning you could open the front door and walk out into the yard and pick up your favorite food?  All of it you could eat! That would be great, wouldn’t it?

We read in the Bible about a time when something almost exactly like that happened. God’s people, the Israelites, had been held as prisoners in Egypt for many years. When they were finally freed and left Egypt, they were looking for the land that God had promised them. After they had been wandering around lost in the desert for a couple of months, the people started to grumble and complain against their leaders, Moses and his brother, Aaron.  (Invite kids to complain and grumble.)

“We had it better when we were in Egypt,” they complained. “At least we had plenty to eat. God, You have brought us out here in the desert to starve us to death!”

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GOSPEL

THE WORK OF AN ANGEL

By Louis Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: Running shoes, water bottle.

How many of you have run in a race? Did you go a long distance? Did you become tired? Did you get thirsty? Did you finish the race?

One of the most famous races is the Boston Marathon which is a twenty-six mile race. (Give the children a point of reference by describing the distance from one town to another in your area or some similar example.)

Thousands of people (26,000) come from all parts of the world to run in the Boston Marathon and a half million people line the roads to watch the runners race by.

The fastest runners complete the race in a little over two hours; others run for several hours to finish the race.

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to run that far? The runners are extremely tired at the end of the race and they must feel as if they have used up every bit of their energy.

In the Bible we read of a similar thing happening to the prophet, Elijah. He had done a lot of hard work; the Lord’s work, and the wicked queen Jezebel was after him, wanting to cause him harm.

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
SECOND READING

LIVE IN LOVE

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: None

You will meet people who are unpleasant, unkind, cranky, and short-tempered. It must be miserable to waste even one day or even a minute being unhappy. These unhappy people may say or do something that hurts you or makes you angry.

Your first reaction might be to respond to them in the same way––with anger. You may feel like saying unpleasant things back to them.

Stop and think before you respond. I have a quote by a wise philosopher that hangs above my desk and it has helped me to remember this: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (Philo)

We don’t know what hardships and troubles others have. We don’t know of their illnesses and hurts and problems. Perhaps they have been mistreated by someone.

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
GOSPEL

WE NEED IT

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: Various types of bread as suggested below

Bread is common to people who live in all parts of the world. It may be in different shapes and forms, but people everywhere eat bread. It is a basic type of food that nourishes our bodies.

Bread can also nourish our souls. Have you ever had the wonderful experience of smelling fresh bread – that delicious fragrance that comes from bakeries or perhaps from bread or muffins baking in your own oven? Isn’t it heavenly?

In the UnitedStates we are most familiar with a loaf of bread that looks like this. In other parts of the world bread may be in different shapes and sizes.

Here is bread that is common in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean region. It is called pita bread. See, it has a pocket that can be used to scoop up other foods.

In Mexico this flat bread is called a tortilla. It can be used to hold other parts of the meal such as beans, rice, meat, and cheese.

People in England and Canada enjoy crumpets with their tea. A crumpet looks like this.

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org

19th Sunday of Year B

Use your own judgment in adapting these sermons when including them in your children’s ministry.

The Kids’ Bulletin

Believing in Jesus

Society of Christian Doctrine

Speak, Lord — Sunday Worksheet

SDC is a society of lay catechists that started in Malta in 1907. Worksheets can be downloaded and printed for use during Sunday Mass or handed out to children at school prior to the weekend. They are also used by parents who download them to use with their children at home.

DIOCESE OF SALFORD

Wordsearch

Feel free to copy and paste it into your parish publications.

Clipart  © McCrimmons used with permission. All rights reserved; Text  © 2018 Diocese of Salford Office for Liturgy

SERMONS 4 KIDS

Crossword Puzzle

Word Sunday – Larry Broding

SPIRITUAL HUNGER

Sometimes the little we have is the starting point for God’s blessings. This was the lesson the people missed in the multiplication of the loaves and fish in John 6.

CHILDREN’S READINGS

In the story for the first reading, Allison ignored her critics and ran her best race yet. In the book of first Kings, Elijah escaped his critics, but renewed his trust in God. In the story for the Gospel, John was behind in school because he had small seizures. That condition did not stop John from excelling. Instead of giving up, he believed in himself. Some people did not believe in Jesus when he told them he was “the Bread from Heaven.” Yet, still believes in us and offers himself to us.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

When people become complacent with what they have, they assume ownership: ownership over things and relationships. Yet, everything we have is a gift from God. To emphasize that point, have your family members write God thank you notes for everything they are grateful for.

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The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees

Lesson Plan and Activities

SOURCE: The Religion Teacher

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