Epiphany 5 Yr B
Set us free

Mark 1:29-39

After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, . . . they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

From sermon4kids.com: “People today are still looking for Jesus. They are looking for Jesus because they need something that only he can give them — forgiveness for sin and everlasting life. Are you looking for Jesus? ”

Scripture: February 4, 2018—Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany—Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, & Psalm 147:1-12, 21c

Collect: Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Reflection: Editor’s note: My PC is down for a few weeks so the reflection will return when my PC has recovered.

Image: Christ healing the sick by Chris Gollon

Sunday School 9:15 am

Eye Candy: “Christ healing the sick” by Benjamin West; “Christ healing the blind” by El Grerco; “Jesus healing the sick” by John Lautermilch

Ear Worm: “Eagle’s wings“, Hillsong; “Arise, your light is come“, led by children; “Go forth and tell“, familiar tune

Brain Food: “Who is like thee?“, a reflectiion on Isaiah reading by Mary Anderson; “Jesus – the healing revivalist” by Robert Cornwall; “Simon’s mother-in-law”, a different part of the gospel from Dancing with the word website

Movies/Videos: “Patch Adams” (1998), doctor with unusual attitude about healing; “Dead Poet’s Society” (1989), there is a higher authority; “Chariots of Fire” (1989), choosing between God & coiuntry

 Study guide, group activity, snacks—try feeding someone else cereal from a teaspoon without spilling; who is in control?

: young elementary: craft – make fingerprint eyes from group activity page (above), activity; bulletin games;
older elementary: craft -make paper bag puppet from group activity page (above), activity; bulletin games

  Video for “Why do we say we believe in ‘the holy catholic church’ . . .?”, Chapter 13; Homework assignment: write a postcard (or message or text) to a friend/acquaintance/family member to show the Holy Spirit is with them.

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