“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.

June 14th, 2015 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 4:26-34

Dollar Store Item: Bubbles

The Take Away:  We share the gospel with everyone, without question!

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Narrative Lectionary – Lament

Text: Psalm 69:1-16

Dollar Store Item:  Greeting Card

The Take Away:  God is with us in our lament, sadness.  We are called to be with each other. 

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June 7th, 2015 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Genesis 3:8-15

Dollar Store Item: Swimming Goggles

The Take Away:  I was afraid, but God was with me.

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Narrative Lectionary – Praise

Text: Psalm 113

Dollar Store Item:  Maracas

The Take Away:  Praising God in many ways!

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May 31st, 2015 – Trinity Sunday

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Sunday:  Trinity Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 3:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Tea Party Set

The Take Away:  God sets the stage for the party of faith!

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Narrative Lectionary – Trinity Sunday/Setting the Scene

Text: Psalm 1 / John 3:1-17

Dollar Store Item:  Tea Party Set

The Take Away:  God sets the stage for the party of faith!

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May 24th, 2015 – Pentecost Sunday

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Sunday:  Pentecost Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Pentecost Story! 

Dollar Store Item: Fairy Wings

The Take Away:  God includes us in the life of faith!

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Narrative Lectionary – Pentecost / Nothing Can Separate Us

Text: Pentecost Story

Dollar Store Item:  Fairy Wings

The Take Away:  God includes us in the life of faith!

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May 17th, 2015 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Sunday:  7th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 17:6-19

Dollar Store Item: Activity Book with Connect the Dots page. 

The Take Away:  God’s Grace connects us all to make a larger picture!

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Narrative Lectionary – Hope of Resurrection

Text: Romans 6:1-14

Dollar Store Item:  Foam Butterflies

The Take Away:  We have new life in Christ now!

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Narrative Lectionary – Summer Update

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Greetings Narrative Lectionary Preachers!

Since there are options in what texts to pick for the summer, I thought I would give you a heads up on the direction I am going.  I appreciate you taking this ride with me, and the input and feedback I have received.  All very helpful! (As well from the RLC folks too! Don’t want to leave you out!!).

As you can tell, they are the suggested texts from Luther Seminary, and I am going with the Wisdom/Proverbs fork in the road over the Creeds.  Then moving on to Hebrews.  So here are the texts I will be using for the summer months:

Summer 2015 (15 weeks from May 31 – Sept. 6, 2015)

Psalms (6 weeks):
5/31: Psalm 1 (Introduction)
6/7: Psalm 113 (Praise)
6/14: Psalm 69:1-16 (Lament)
6/21: Psalm 27:1-6 (Trust)
6/28: Psalm 40:1-10 (Thanksgiving)
7/5: Psalm 146 (Praise)

Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry (4 weeks)
7/12: Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-8
7/19: Proverbs 8:1-11, 22-36
7/26: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 3:1-17
8/2: Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7

Hebrews (5 weeks):
8/9: Hebrews 1:1-4
8/16: Hebrews 2:10-18
8/23: Hebrews 4:14–5:10
8/30: Hebrews 9:1-14
9/6: Hebrews 11:1-16 (12:1-2)