July 15th, 2018 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14

Dollar Store Item: Sticker that will be used as a seal.

The Take Away: We are marked with the love of Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and God claims us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 John 4:7-21

Dollar Store Item: Hot Chocolate Mix

The Take Away: Love is action, based in Jesus Christ. Jesus is God, and in Jesus we see God.

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July 8th, 2018 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Dollar Store Item: Rewards, Trophy or Certificates

The Take Away: God’s Grace makes us enough!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text:1 John 4:1-6

Dollar Store Item: Hot Chocolate Mix

The Take Away: Love is action, based in Jesus Christ. Jesus is God, and in Jesus we see God.

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July 1st, 2018 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 5:21-43

Dollar Store Item: A Question Mark

The Take Away: God allows and welcomes our questions!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 John 1:5–2:2

Dollar Store Item: A Game with Dice.

The Take Away: We say we do something, and do something else, is sinning. Saying what we have done wrong, and being forgiven for that, is an act of God.

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June 24th, 2018 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 4:35-41,Job 38:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Bug or snake or something that makes you afraid.

The Take Away: Give our fears over to God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 John 1:1-4

Dollar Store Item: Play Dough

The Take Away: Jesus Christ was real, and in the flesh. Disciples could see him, and touch him. We see Jesus in each other.

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S.O.S. – Summer of Support

Summer of Support

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June 17th, 2018 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:26-34

Dollar Store Item: Brain-Teaser/Puzzle

The Take Away: God is in control, even though life is difficult sometimes. God can bring good out of the bad, or things that seem without hope.

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The Take Away: God is in control, and we are surprised by God’s actions. Surprised by Joy!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Exodus 20:17

Dollar Store Item: Brain-Teaser Puzzle

The Take Away: It is hard to figure out the difference between Need and a Want. We want things that our neighbor has, but God gives us what we need. Everything belongs to God.

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June 10th, 2018 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 3:20-35 and 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Dollar Store Item: Strange Glasses

The Take Away: People who know Jesus, think he is acting strange. When we treat everyone like Jesus treats us, with Love and Grace, people might think we are acting strange.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Exodus 20:12-16

Dollar Store Item: Strange Glasses

The Take Away: These commands change how we see one another, and ultimately how we are to treat and live with each other.

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