December 21st, 2014 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Sunday:  Fourth Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Texts:
Luke 1:26–38

Dollar Store Item: Grow Snake

The Take Away:  Don’t be afraid, for God is with you!

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Narrative Lectionary – Jesus as Immanuel

Texts:
Matthew 1:18-15

Dollar Store Item: Grow Snake

The Take Away:  Don’t be afraid!  God is acting!

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December 14th, 2014 – Third Sunday of Advent

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Sunday:  Third Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Texts:
John 1:6–8, 19–28

Dollar Store Item: Bubbles or Gift Box

The Take Away:  We let people know about the one that we worship!

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Narrative Lectionary – Light of the Nations

Texts:
Isaiah 42:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Night Light

The Take Away:  We can be Christ’s light to help guide people in this world.

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December 7th, 2014 – Second Sunday of Advent

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Sunday:  Second Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Texts:
Mark 1:1–8

Dollar Store Item: Level

The Take Away:  God brings people into our lives to help prepare the way for Jesus. 

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Narrative Lectionary – Esther

Texts:
Esther 4:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Juice Box Protector

The Take Away:  God brings people into our lives to help, guide and protect us.

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November 30th, 2014 – First Sunday of Advent

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Sunday:  First Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Texts:
Mark 13:24–37

Dollar Store Item:  Calendar

The Take Away:  We wait for the coming of Jesus, even as we wait to celebrate his birth.

Video:  (Same for both RCL and Narrative Lectionary this week)


 


 

Narrative Lectionary – Faith as a Way of Life

Texts: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4, 3:17-19
(Optional Gospel: Matt 26:36-38)

Dollar Store Item: Calendar

The Take Away: We wait for the coming of Jesus, even as we wait to celebrate his birth.

Video: (Same for both RCL and Narrative Lectionary this week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2014 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday:  Christ the King Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Matthew 25:31–46

Dollar Store Item: Tiara

The Take Away:  We are called to be set apart to serve like Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary – Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon

Texts: Jeremiah 1:4 – 10; 7:1 – 11
(Optional Gospel: Matt 21:12 – 13)

Dollar Store Item:  Stickers

The Take Away:  God calls us no matter how old we are.

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November 16th, 2014 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday:  Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Matthew 25:14–30

Dollar Store Item: Play-Dough

The Take Away:  God helps us use what God has given us for God’s glory!

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Narrative Lectionary –  Swords into Plowshares

Texts: Isaiah 36:1 – 3, 13 – 20; 37:1 – 7; then 2:1 – 4
(Optional Gospel: Matthew 5:14)

Dollar Store Item:  Play-Dough

The Take Away:  God molds us into new people!

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November 9th, 2014 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday:  Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Matthew 25:1–13

Dollar Store Item: Candle

The Take Away:  We have hope and are prepared!

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Narrative Lectionary – Micah

Texts:
Micah 5:2 – 4;  6:6 – 8
(Optional Gospel: Matthew 9:13)

Dollar Store Item:  Play Jewelry

The Take Away:  God doesn’t require that we look a certain way, but rather what is in our hearts.

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