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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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THE RIVER AND WILDER SHOW (7:19) – While in Kaua’i Hawaii travelling on family vacation, River and Wilder stop in at Hanalei Bay for Surfing lessons. We’ll rent a kids surf board and get surfing tips from a pro. Then the boys travel to Hanalei Bay to learn how to surf the waves. Will they hang 10? or fail, fall, crash and make funny surfing bloopers? River needs surfing lessons, but Wilder’s a surfing pro on his first few tries!
GOSPEL

Be Still

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: Picture or video of a surfer

What do you think of when I mention waves? Yes, most of us think of ocean waves that spill onto the shore. Here is a picture of a very large wave and you can see a man on a surf board riding the wave.

There are other types of waves that we don’t often think about because we can’t see them.

Sound waves travel through the air and allow us to hear music and the words other people speak.

Sound waves are used in medicine and allow doctors to look inside peoples’ hearts.

Electromagnetic waves are waves that heat food in a microwave oven.

Doppler radar is a type of wave that helps weathermen predict the weather.

We can describe a wave as something that causes a disturbance when it moves through something else such as water or air.

In the Bible there is a story about Jesus being in a boat with his disciples and they are sailing on the Sea of Galilee. The wind is blowing and creating large waves which beat against the boat. The waves are causing a great disturbance in the water.

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SOURCE: excerpt from Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD: STORMY WEATHER (8:52) – Peep’s first encounter with thunder and lightning makes for a wet and tumultuous day.
GOSPEL

Calming the Storm

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object Suggested: Umbrella, snow shovel, thermometer, or other items that relate to storms.

Do you like to watch storms form in the sky? Clouds develop and darken. Rain falls, a light mist or it may seem like a hose has been turned on. If you are outside you might get wet.

Then there are snowstorms. The temperature drops, clouds form, and snowflakes fall from the sky. Snow is beautiful, but it can make traveling difficult.

Where I live, on an island, we see and hear wind storms. The wind becomes very strong, whistles and howls around the house, sometimes knocking out the power.

Where ever you live, you have probably seen or heard some sort of storm.

Today’s Bible story tells us about a storm that Jesus and his disciples encountered while they were out on the water in a boat. We find that “a big wind storm arose” (4:37). Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat. His disciples woke him up because they became frightened – waves were causing the boat to rock back and forth.

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SOURCE: excerpt from Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
FAITH SPROUTS (6:40) – Jesus commanded a storm to be still. He is bigger than all our fears. LESSON ACTIVITIES
GOSPEL

Jesus Calms the Storm

Objects suggested: If possible, have a boat that the children can sit in while listening to the Bible lesson. (If that isn’t possible, you could use an imaginary boat or arrange chairs in the shape of a boat.)

How many of you have ever been out in a boat on the water? Since our Bible lesson today is about Jesus and his disciples in a boat, I thought it might be fun if we listened to our lesson today while sitting in a boat. Would you like to do that? OK, climb in. Now that you are all in the boat, it would probably be a good idea if I got in the boat with you. It wouldn’t be a very good idea to send a bunch of children out in a boat by themselves. What if they got out in the middle of the lake and something bad happened? What if a storm came up? Have you ever been out in a boat when a storm came up? First the wind started to blow, then came the rain, thunder, and lightening. Oh my, that is quite frightening, isn’t it?

Well, that is exactly what happened in today’s Bible lesson. Jesus and his disciples had been traveling all around the countryside and Jesus had been teaching and performing many miracles. When evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they climbed into a boat and set sail to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was very tired, so he was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a pillow. Suddenly, a fierce storm came up. High waves came up and the boat began to fill with water. The disciples were afraid and went and woke Jesus. “Teacher,” they shouted, “don’t you care that we are going to drown?”

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SOURCE: Sermon excerpts from SERMONS 4 Kids – All Rights Reserved; Video added by SermonPrep.org
SADDLEBACK KIDS (13:13) – This series is meant to teach the kids about some of the miracles Jesus performed during his time on Earth that show us the amazing things Jesus did through God’s power.
GOSPEL

Miracles

By Dr. Dan Wuori

 

Have you ever heard of a “miracle?” What does that word mean? (Solicit children’s answers.)

Thats right – we call something a “miracle” when something amazing happens – something so amazing that the only way to explain it is that it is God’s work.

Jesus performs many miracles in the Gospels – and this week we hear about one of them. Jesus and the disciples are riding in a boat and a great storm comes over them. The waves are so big that they rock the boat and start filling it with water. While this is happening Jesus is sound asleep – but the disciples start to get really worried, so they wake him up. And when they do he tells the wind and the waves to stop – and they do. With just the sound of his voice he changed the weather! It was a miracle.

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SOURCE: excerpt from Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
SIMPLY LOVE HYMN (3:21) – This song is dedicated to my sister, who has struggled and hurt through life more than probably anyone understands, and yet who is always trying to be there for others. To her and to all who, like her, spend their lives trying to be there for those around them; trying to help the hurting; but meanwhile are hurting themselves, often with no one to understand or be there for them. God understands. God cares. God feels your heart’s cry. And He’s there. [Lyrics and music are public domain. Lyrics by Frank Graeff 1901. Music by Joseph Hall.]
GOSPEL

Who Cares? Jesus Cares

Objects suggested: The Hymn, “Does Jesus Care?” Songsheet

Does Jesus care about the things that you are facing in your daily life? Does he care when you are sick? Does he care when you are hurting? Does he care when you are sad? These are questions you may ask when you are facing difficult times in our life.

Frank Graeff was a Methodist minister who had a reputation for being a cheerful person. In fact, among his friends and fellow ministers, he was known as “The Sunshine Minister.” Rev. Graeff loved children and often told Bible stories to the children during worship services.

One of his friends, Austin C. Miles, described Rev. Graeff this way: “He is a spiritual optimist, a great friend of children; his bright sun-shining disposition attracts him not only to children but to all with whom he comes in contact.”

In spite of his cheerful attitude, Rev. Graeff sometimes faced difficult times in his life. It was during such a time that he asked himself the question, “Does Jesus care?” As he struggled with that question, he wrote the hymn “Does Jesus Care?” The refrain of the hymn answers that question like this:…

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SOURCE: Sermon excerpts from SERMONS 4 Kids – All Rights Reserved; Video added by SermonPrep.org

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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THE KID’S BULLETIN

Trust in God / Ps 107

Children's Sermons

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.

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Gospel Coloring Pages / Worksheets for Sunday Mass

Enjoy Catholic coloring pages, lesson plans, Mass worksheets, crossword and word search puzzles, and more to help you prepare for Sunday Mass. These activities, prepared by our Sunday Gospel Team, are free for you to print and share with your family, classroom, or parish.

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This Week’s Resources

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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ORCHARD KIDS

Jesus Calmed the Storm

Scripture Reference: Mark 4:35-41

This week we will witness another of Jesus’ many miracles. As Jesus and His disciples journeyed out in a boat into the Sea of Galilee, Jesus decided to rest after a long day of teaching. Suddenly, a strong storm approached and the disciples began to worry and cried out to Jesus for help. So, Jesus woke up and immediately silenced the storm with just the words from His mouth. It was a miracle! This story is a good reminder of Jesus’ wonderful power even over creation and reveals that He truly is like no other! He can make storms stop completely because He is Jesus, the Son of God, creator of the entire universe!

SOURCE:  The Orchard Church 

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Ministry to children

Jesus Calms the Storm

In this message, children will be reminded that there is peace found in Jesus. Just as He calms the seas and controls the weather, He can calm our anxieties and control our hearts! Use a simple object lesson and interactive storytelling to bring the message to life. The story of Jesus Calming the stormy waves is a fun and fascinating one to share with children, but it’s about more than just a natural disaster miracle. Use the events of Mark 4 to remind students that God is in control of our lives. He can bring us peace when we feel frightened or upset, just as Jesus calmed the Sea of Galilee. This message includes an interactive recreation of the event as well as an object lesson illustration.

This lesson was prepared by Kristin Schmidt, who serves at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, CO. She has shared her teaching gifts through Ministry-To-Children since 2014 and now serves as lead curriculum writer.
MISSION BIBLE CLASS

Jesus Calms the Storm

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Scripture Reference: Luke 8:22-25

Suggested Emphasis: Jesus is so powerful he can control nature.

SOURCE:  Mission Bible Class. ©2011-2021
LOYOLA PRESS

Jesus Calms the Storm

Sunday Connection (Grades 4-6)

Older children are growing more sophisticated in their worries and concerns. Adults in their lives need to take these worries seriously and help children gain perspective so that they might begin to trust in God’s love and protection.

Materials Needed
• None

EXCERPT: Ask the children to recall a time when they were worried about something, perhaps about a test at school, something that happened to a friend, or a news story on TV or radio.

Who do you talk to when you have worries or concerns? (friends, parents, teachers, family members) How does talking with other people help you when you are worried? What do you hope that other people will do when you share a concern or worry with them? (Accept all reasonable answers.)…

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SOURCE: © 2021 Loyola Press. All rights reserved. Website offers background to readings, and Sunday Connections for Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, and Family.

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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Word Sunday – Larry Broding

A Moment of Danger

Water is a powerful symbol of death. Think of the times you panicked in water or dreamed of drowning. Those fears should impress the primordial fear that engulfs all humanity about water. That is the same fear the disciples felt the moment they lost control sailing the Sea of Galilee.

SOURCE: Word-Sunday.com All materials found in word-sunday.com are the property of Larry Broding (©1999-2021). Viewers may copy any material found in these pages for their personal use or for use in any non-profit ministry. Materials may not be sold or used for personal financial gain.
The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees

Jesus Calms the Storm

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Lesson Plan and Activities

Reading the story of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee can be a powerful way to strengthen our faith. Introduce your students to this story and help them replace any fears they have with a greater faith in Jesus Christ with this short lesson and collection of activities.


Jesus Calms the Storm: A Bible Story for Kids

SOURCE: The Religion Teacher
LOYOLA PRESS

Jesus Calms the Storm

Sunday Connection (Grades 7-8)

There are many situations in which someone might be encouraged to “have faith.” Reflecting on these circumstances can help young people consider what it means to have faith in God.

Materials Needed
• None

EXCERPT: Ask the young people if they have ever heard someone tell another person to “have faith.” Ask volunteers to give examples of possible situations in which someone might be told to “have faith.” Observe that this phrase can have different meanings, and discuss its meaning in each situation. Observe that another way to expand our understanding of a word’s meaning is to consider its antonyms. Ask the young people to name antonyms for the word faith and list these on the board (for example, doubt, fear, despair).

This Sunday’s Gospel describes a situation in which Jesus questions whether the disciples have faith. Let’s listen carefully to this Gospel reading….

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SOURCE: © 2021 Loyola Press. All rights reserved. Website offers background to readings, and Sunday Connections for Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, and Family.

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