July 19th, 2015 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Dollar Store Item: Stuffed Animal

The Take Away:  We are called to rest. 

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Narrative Lectionary – Wisdom

Text: Proverbs 8:1-11, 22-36

Dollar Store Item:  Magnifying Glass/Creation Kit

The Take Away:  We examine God’s creation and see God’s handiwork. 

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July 12th, 2015 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14

Dollar Store Item: Mystery Kit/Magnify Glass

The Take Away:  All Clues point to that God loves us!

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Narrative Lectionary – Wisdom

Text: Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-8

Dollar Store Item:  Quiz Whiz Pack/Activity Book/Word Find

The Take Away:  Our mind is a gift from God!

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Summer Series – “The Genius of Jesus,” from ‘Spill the Beans’

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The Good People over at Spill the Beans have put out a free Summer Sermon Series (Seven Weeks) called, “The Genius of Jesus,” which be found here:  Spill the Beans.

I have put together a video that walks through the seven weeks, and gives a springboard for ideas to help with your children sermons.  I hope you find these ideas helpful!  It is kind of a rough and bumpy ride, but I do believe there are some gems to be found!

And while the intent was to be used as part of the Narrative Lectionary Cycle, I do believe that anyone wanting to do a sermon series would find this resource from Spill the Beans useful.

Sunday: Summer Series

Download Boomerang Optical Illusion Template here:  Boomerang Template (Used in the video below)

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July 5th, 2015 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 6:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Door Stop

The Take Away:  We welcome all as Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary – Praise

Text: Psalm 146
(I reference Psalm 156… which is of course incorrect… though if someone finds Psalm 156, please let me know!)

Dollar Store Item:  Superglue or Deodorant, or anything that says, “Long Lasting”

The Take Away:  God’s love out lasts EVERYTHING

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June 28th, 2015 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Dollar Store Item: Piggy Bank

The Take Away:  God calls us to give. 

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Narrative Lectionary – Thanksgiving

Text: Psalm 40:1-10

Dollar Store Item:  None – Wordless Table Grace

The Take Away:  We give God thanks!

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June 21st, 2015 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 4:35-41

Dollar Store Item: Rain Poncho

The Take Away:  God helps us through the storms. 

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Narrative Lectionary – Trust

Text: Psalm 27:1-6

Dollar Store Item:  Firefighter’s Hat

The Take Away:  We trust God

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“Fall into Life”

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Greetings!

In October of last year, I self-published a book.

This is a little aside from the Dollar Store Children Sermons page.  However, I am proud of this work, and wanted to let you know about it.

Last year, during the Fall, I compiled poems I had been writing about various subjects.  I put them into sections, “Faith, Love and Hope.”

You can take a look at the book here: Fall Into Life

Through this link, you can order a physical copy of the book, or if you would like a PDF copy, I have that option available.  You can get a copy directly from me, through using the donation page.  I am asking a suggested price of 5 dollars for the PDF.

Thank you!

John

P.S. For those who have been following the Haiku (#HaikuLent2015 and #HaikuEaster2015) writing during Lent and Easter, I will be compiling those into a book soon.