October 19th, 2014 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  19th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Isaiah 45:1–7
Psalm 96:1–9 [10–13]
1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
Matthew 22:15–22

Dollar Store Item:  Thank you card.

The Take Away:  We give thanks for the people in our lives.

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Narrative Lectionary – David and Bathsheba

Texts:
2 Samuel 12:1-9
Psalm 51:1-9
(Optional Gospel: Matt 21:33-41)

Dollar Store Item:  Vanishing Handkerchief Magic Trick

The Take Away:  God forgives all our sins!

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October 12th, 2014 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  18th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Isaiah 25:1–9
Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1–9
Matthew 22:1–14

Dollar Store Item: Award Coupons

The Take Away: Keep On Doing What is Right, Rejoicing in the Lord

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Narrative Lectionary – Joshua Renews the Covenant

Texts:
Joshua 24:1-15
(Optional – Matthew 4:8-10)

Dollar Store Item: 

The Take Away:  Choosing the Lord, and the Lord chooses us.

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October 5th, 2014 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  17th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Isaiah 5:1–7
Psalm 80:7–15
Philippians 3:4b–14
Matthew 21:33–46

Dollar Store Item:  Tumble Tower Game/Jenga

The Take Away:  Jesus is the foundation of our lives.

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Narrative Lectionary – Covenant and Commandments

Texts:
Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17
(Optional – Matt 5:17)

Dollar Store Item:  “Teaching Tree: Bullet Points”

The Take Away:  God gives us a better way to live!

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September 28th, 2014 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  16th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32
Psalm 25:1–9
Philippians 2:1–13
Matthew 21:23–32

Dollar Store Item: 24 piece puzzle

The Take Away:  We aren’t all the same, but we come together to make the picture of Christ in the world.

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Narrative Lectionary – Rescue at Sea

Texts:
Exodus 14:10-14
(Optional – Matt 2:13-15)

Dollar Store Item:  Magic Grow Capsules

The Take Away:  In the waters of baptism, God frees us.

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September 21th, 2014 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  15th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Jonah 3:10—4:11
Psalm 145:1–8
Philippians 1:21–30
Matthew 20:1–16

Dollar Store Item:  Fake Mustaches

The Take Away: God’s grace is for everyone! No matter what!

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Narrative Lectionary – Joseph in Prison

Texts:
Genesis 39:1-23
(Optional – Matt 5:11-12)

Dollar Store Item:  Neon Starbursts or Puzzle/Brain Teaser

The Take Away:  God is with us, all the time!

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September 14th, 2014 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday:  14th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts:
Genesis 50:15–21
Psalm 103:[1–7] 8–13
Romans 14:1–12
Matthew 18:21–35

Dollar Store Item:  Note Cards

The Take Away: Jesus asks us to forgive ALOT!

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Narrative Lectionary – Call of Abraham

Texts:
Genesis 12:1-9
(Optional – Matt 28:19-20, Go therefor and make disciples of all nations)

Dollar Store Item:  Fake Phone, Musical Triangle, or Cardboard Tube

The Take Away:  God calls us to respond with action.

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