March 1-5, 2017
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Matthew 4:1-11
Romans 5:12-19

Welcome to CSSPlus, the original Children Sermon Service. This Lectionary-based Children Sermon Service or CSSPlus is a subscription service which provides a NEW children's sermon (based on the Gospel Reading of the lectionary) and an activity for each week. The activity is perfect for use in Sunday school or at home during the week.

Besides the new material, there are 15 to 20 additional timeless children's sermons and children's activities in the archive for each Sunday of the lectionary year.

You'll never be at a loss for a relevant, relatable children's sermon again....

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Children's Sermon for Ash Wednesday
Secretly | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Object: A beautifully wrapped present or gift bag

What do you think of when you see a beautiful present (let kids respond) Maybe birthdays?

Let's imagine that it is your mom's or dad's birthday and you want to give them something very special. We are often anxious for them to open our gift first and to notice our amazing gift and kindness.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Ash Wednesday

Praying with Ashes — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Ambassadors for Christ — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Dear heavenly Father... — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Dear heavenly Father... — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Taking our sins away — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
No more ugly faces — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
No more ugly faces — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Too much to carry — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Later — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Our most valuable asset — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Showing off — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Showing off — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Removing obstacles — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
The way to give gifts and treasures — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Children's Sermons for Lent 1
Goals for Jesus | Matthew 4:1-11

Object: a soccer ball

How many of you like to play soccer?  How many of you like to be on the winning team?  Our lives are sort of like a soccer game.  Each day we get to choose who is going to be the winner.  Do we give God a free kick or Satan the free kick?... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Lent 1

It's free, but it's also expensive! — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
The gift — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
Life saver — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
Good medicine — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
From sin to salvation — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
Our knot — Children's Sermon based on Romans 5:12-19
Consequences — based on Romans 5:12-19
Weak and strong — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
Weak and strong — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
Fighting temptation — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
Fighting temptation — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus measured up — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus measured up — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
What a temptation — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
A Real Temptation — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus' forty-day fast in the wilderness — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus' forty-day fast in the wilderness — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
Just say, "No!" — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:1-11
Just say, "No!" — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:1-11
Repentance — based on Matthew 4:1-11
Repentance — based on Matthew 4:1-11
Choices We Make — based on Matthew 4:1-11

Mary Kay Eichelman
Mary Kay Eichelman and her husband do international ministry at Virginia Tech, teaching English and the Bible. They also worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 7 years and helped in developing resources for Missionary Kids. Mary was also a director of an after-school program in the inner city of Trenton, New Jersey.

She served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic doing teacher training and working as a principal in a Spanish Christian school.

Mary has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College and a Master's in Education from Ohio State. She has taught at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels.

A joy of Mary's life is to teach... and she loves to teach God's truths in ways for children and internationals to understand.