Sprouts Details

(8-12 year old team)

The Sprouts Team is starting up again, March 8th! Here are the details:

  • Session Dates: March 8th  – May 17th 
  • Time and Place: 3:30-5:30pm every Wednesday at Christ House Church. (131 Terrace Ave, Ephrata)
  • Fee: $15 per child. This help cover costs of t-shirts and supplies.

Our first practice is Mini Training Camp! It is an extended practice where we play fun games, learn mimes, and get to know each other. March 8th is Mini Training Camp from 3:30-8pm. Supper is provided. Any food allergies will be complied with as necessary. If you have any questions you can reach out to Emily Sensenig (emilysensenig@yahoo.com  717-826-7137).

Sprouts has one booked outreach COMING SOON:

  • Friends and Family Presentation: March 24 (evening)
  • Christ House Journey to the Cross: April 8 (evening)

We’d like a head count for first practice dinner, so please use our online application to let us know your plans: Click Here.

Fall 2022 Memory Verses

Spring 2022 Memory Verses

  • Week 1 – Ephesians 5:8 ESV
  • Week 2 – Ephesians 5:14
  • Week 3 – Ephesians 5:19-20

Winter 2022 Memory Verses

  • Week 1 – Ephesians 3:16 NIV

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,”

  • Week 2 – Ephesians 3:18-19NIV

“That you may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

  • Week 3 – Ephesians 4:5-6ESV

“One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

  • Week 4 – Ephesians 4:11-12ESV

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,”

Fall 2021 Memory Verses

  • Week 1 – Ephesians 1:7(NIV)

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

  • Week 2 – Ephesians 1:19(ESV)

“And what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.”

  • Week 3 – Ephesians 2:4-5(ESV)

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.”

  • Week 4 – Ephesians 2:8(ESV)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

  • Week 5 – Ephesians 2:19(ESV)

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,”

  • Week 6 – Ephesians 3:5(ESV)

“Which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.”

Old Verse Videos from past sessions:

Sprouts Memory Verses Fall 2019

Youtube playlist for verses this session: here

  • Week 1 – Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

  • Week 2 – Matthew 5:17 (NIV)

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.”

  • Week 3 – Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Sprouts Memory Verses Spring 2019

  • Our first memory verse is (Week 1), Psalm 32:5
    “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”
  • Our second memory verse is (Week 2), Psalm 103:1-2
    “Praise the Lord, my soul; all that is within me, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
  • Our third memory verse is (Week 3), Psalm 98:1
    “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.”

Sprouts Memory Verses Fall 2018

Week 1 (September 19): 1 Peter 1:3 (ESV)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”


Week  2 (September 26): 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”


Week 3 (October 3): 1 Peter 2:17 (NIV)

“Show proper respect to everyone, love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”


Week 4 (October 10): 1 Peter 2:23 (NIV)

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.


Week 5 (October 17): 1 John 4:11 (NIV)

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.


Week 6 (October 24): 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.


Week 7 (October 31): 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.


Week 8 (November 7): 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.


Week 8 (November 14): 1 Peter 4:14 (NIV)

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.


Sprouts Memory Verses Spring 2018

Week 1 (March 14): Colossians 1:10 (NIV84)

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.

Week 2 (March 28): Colossians 1:21-22 (NIV)

 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—

Week 3 (April 4): Colossians 3:2-3 (NIV)

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died,and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Week 4 (April 11): Colossians 3:8 (NIV)

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

Week 5 (April 18): Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Week 6 (April 25): Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Week 7 (May 2): Colossians 3:24 (NIV)

since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Week 8 (May 9): Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Sprouts Memory Verses Fall 2017

Week 1 (October 4): 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

Week 2 (October 11): Philippians 4:6 (ESV)

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Week 3 (October 18): 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Week 4 (October 25): Ephesians 6:1 (ESV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Week 5 (November 1): Luke 17:4 (ESV)

and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Week 6 (November 8): 1 Chronicles 16:23 (NIV)

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.

Week 7 (November 15): Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,

Week 8 (November 29): Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Week 9 (December 6): 1 John 1:7 (ESV)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Sprouts Memory Verses Spring 2017

Week 1 (March 22): Genesis 1:27 (ESV)

So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them.

Genesis 2:15 (ESV)

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Week 2 (March 29): Genesis 3:24 (ESV) 

He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Week 3 (April 5): 1 Corinthians 15:3-4  (NIV)

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried,that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Week 4 (April 12): Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

Week 5 (April 19): Luke 3:22 (NIV)

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Week 6 (April 26): James 1:12 (NIV)

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Week 7 (May 3): Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Week 8 (May 10): Philippians 2:14-15a (ESV)

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation,

Week 9 (May 17): 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 (ESV)

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Sprouts Memory Verses Fall 2016

Week 1 (September 14): Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Week 2 (September 21) Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Week 3 (September 28) Joy: Luke 15:7 (NIV)

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Week 4 (October 5) Peace: Ephesians 2:17-18 (NIV)

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Week 5 (October 12) Patiance: James 5:7-8 (NIV)

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Week 6 (October 19) Kindness: Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Week 7 (October 26) Righteousness/Goodness: Matthew 5:6 (ESV)

Blessed are those who hunger andthirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Week 8 (November 2) Faithfulness: Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Week 9 (November 9) Gentleness/Meekness/Humility: Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Week 10 (November 16) Self Control: Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)

Like a city whose walls are broken through
  is a person who lacks self-control.

Sprouts Memory Verses Spring 2016

 Week 1 (March 23): Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)

Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, 

and forgive us our debts,

    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.

Week 2 (March 30): Matthew 5:16 (ESV)

 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Week 3 (April 6): Matthew 5:23-24 (NLT)

So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Week 4 (April 13): Matthew 5:37 (ESV)

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Week 5 (April 20): Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

Week 6 (April 27): Matthew 6:6 (ESV)

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Week 7 (May 4): Matthew 6:25 (ESV)

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Week 8 (May 11) Matthew 7:7 (ESV)

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

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