February 19th, 2017: 7th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:38-48

Dollar Store Item: Craft Sticks

The Take Away:
We all are forgiven, so we forgive others. We all are loved, so we love others. We are in this together.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 7:36-50

Dollar Store Item: Calculator

The Take Away: God is a forgiving God!

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February 12th, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:21-37, 1st Corinthians 3:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Calendar or Growing Lizard/Towel/etc

The Take Away:
Marathon not a Sprint.  We are in this life together. 

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 7:18-35

Dollar Store Item:  Invitation

The Take Away: Sent ahead.  Foretaste of the Feast.  Telling us of the Good News. 

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February 5th, 2017 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Dollar Store Item: Glow Sticks

The Take Away:
We are called to be lights and shine bright!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 7:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Coloring Book

The Take Away: God colors outside the lines and uses all people for God’s purpose!

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January 29th, 2017 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:1-12 and 1st Corinthians 1:18-31

Dollar Store Item: Silly Item (Glasses with Tape, Weird Hat, etc)

The Take Away:
God blesses those the world sees as unblessable.

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Narrative Lectionary – Healing on the Sabbath

Text: Luke 6:1-16

Dollar Store Item: String (for remembering) or phone with a reminder app.

The Take Away: Following Jesus example, we can pray in the middle of all things.

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January 22nd, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Isaiah 9:1-4

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight without batteries.


The Take Away: We are light for the world, with God’s help!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Ball, Football, Nerf Ball

The Take Away: We are called into community to be God’s presence in the world!

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January 15th, 2017 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 1:29-42

Dollar Store Item: Label Stickers


The Take Away: We are re-named Saints of God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 4:14-30

Dollar Store Item: Open and Closed Sign

The Take Away: Jesus expands the circle including us!

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January 8th, 2017 – Baptism of the Lord

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Sunday: Baptism of the Lord

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 3:13-17

Dollar Store Item: Birthday Card


The Take Away: Jesus is called, “Beloved,” and we remember that so are we.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 3:1-22

Dollar Store Item: Tire Gauge

The Take Away: We help prepare the way, and we are prepared!

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