December 11th, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Matthew 11:2-11

Dollar Store Item: Post It Notes with Characters written on it

The Take Away: Asking the question, “Who am I?” or “Who are you?” John the Baptist asks the question of Jesus. We can ask the question about ourselves, and the answer is, “Child of God!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 42:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Night Light, Flashlight, Glowstick.

The Take Away: God is the light to the nations, and we get to help show people… like the Star that guides the Magi.

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Gratitude / Small Saturday

Greetings Saints!

I am so thankful for all of your love over the last 9 years of the DSCS. I have so much fun running the DSCS and love the fact that I am hearing from more and more of you.

One of my greatest joys is when I will have folks visit Zion Lutheran because of this site, or when you reach out and we have conversations online. It is Grace upon Grace for me!

This post could be seen as an bi-annual fund drive for the DSCS if you will. The site is free, and will always be free, and my heart is warmed by the generosity of all the folks that take part in the ministry of DSCS in prayer and donations.

Would you consider making a donation to the DSCS? I have asked in the summer before. However this year, using “Spring Board” as the theme, I decided to time it this way.

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Thank you!
John Stevens

December 4th, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Matthew 3:1-12

Dollar Store Item: A Bag with a bunch of unrelated items.

The Take Away: You are going to talk about something you are preparing to welcome the Lord, but the items you brought are not very helpful. God helps us prepare, by preparing us through Baptism, and other means of Grace. We are also called to Welcome others in the name if the Lord.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Esther 4:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Party Hats, Stories of God being active, Something that reminds you of a story.

The Take Away: God is active, and God uses Esther.

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November 27th, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 1st Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Dollar Store Item: Advent Calendar; Alarm Clock; Christmas Lights/Candy Canes

The Take Away: Paying attention to the time; Call to wake up and watch; Something is happening!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:[3b-6] 17-19

Dollar Store Item: Sign that reads, “Coming Soon!” ; Sign that reads, “Do not open ’til Christmas”

The Take Away: Good News is coming soon!

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November 20th, 2022 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday: Christ the King Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

Dollar Store Item: Painter’s Tape, Favorite Song or Band, Remote Control

The Take Away: Last Sunday of the Church Year … reminding us of Christ’s love and control. Or Favorite Song, and what it is about, and the Hymn in Colossians.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4

Dollar Store Item: Candy Canes; Advent Calendar

The Take Away: God is up to something; and calls us to take part!

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November 13th, 2022 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21: 5-19

Dollar Store Item: Blanket, Plastic Spider, Rubber Snake

The Take Away: God holds us and comforts us, and we get to comfort other’s when they are scared.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Micah [1:3-5]; 5:2-5a; 6:6-8

Dollar Store Item: A Simple Game, like Simon Says

The Take Away: We are loved. Period. And because of that, we respond… as we read in Micah. Do Justic; Love Kindness and Walk with God. (God already is walking with you!)

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November 6th, 2022 – All Saints Sunday

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Sunday: All Saints Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Psalm 149, Luke 6:20-31

Dollar Store Item: Map, Directions, Guide the Kids

The Take Away: We are made Saints because of who Jesus is, and not because of what we do! Or “We sing to give praise to God!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Kings 5:1-15a

Dollar Store Item: Water

The Take Away: Stories of water, through out scripture, reminds us of God’s promise, and salvation. Our own baptisms show us what God can do with “just” water… and the word. And Grace. And God’s love. And God’s promise.

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October 30th, 2022 – Reformation Sunday or 21st Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 21st Sunday after Pentecost or Reformation

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Luke 19:1-10 or John 8:31-36

Dollar Store Item: Halloween Costume, Masks, Handcuffs or Crazy Glasses

The Take Away: God gives us a new way of seeing what lay beneath!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text:1 Kings 3:4-9, (10-15), 16-28

Dollar Store Item: Halloween Costume/Mask

The Take Away: God gives wisdom to being able to see.

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October 23rd, 2022 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 18:9-14

Dollar Store Item: Halloween Costume

The Take Away: God loves us for who we really are… no need to pretend.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Eraser, Etch a Sketch, Magnetic Erasing Board, Frixion Pens

The Take Away: God does the forgiving, again and again. Repentance = U-turn

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October 16th, 2022 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5

Dollar Store Item: Bell, “Mom… mom… MOM!!!”

The Take Away: We are called to be faithful and persistent in prayer.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26]

Dollar Store Item: Twine

The Take Away: God restores the convenant, the promise, God made.

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