September 16th, 2018 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: James 3:1-12

Dollar Store Item: Toothpaste

The Take Away: It is hard to put back what we say, so we are called to watch our words carefully. God gives us chances again and again, through Grace.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 12:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Cup and Plate

The Take Away: “I drink from the saucer because my cup overflows.” God blesses us, until the blessings overflow, so we can help bless those around us.

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September 9th, 2018 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17

Dollar Store Item: Shovel, Sponge, Wipes

The Take Away: We work because God loves us, not to get God’s love.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15

Dollar Store Item: Promise on the back of a box. Guarantee Card/Joker from a deck of cards.

The Take Away: God makes a promise to God’s people that God will be our God. We will be as a family.

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September 2nd, 2018 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Dollar Store Item: Hand Sanitizer

The Take Away: We can clean our hands, God cleans our hearts.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 12:13-34

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box, Gift Bag.

The Take Away: Fear is a liar. We have enough, and we have a community to remind us of that!

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August 26th, 2018 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 6:56-69, Ephesians 6:10-20

Dollar Store Item:Something you need help with, and the hand you raise to ask a question.

The Take Away: Questions lead to deeper faith. Putting on the Armor requires someone to help you with it, and all the pieces are given to us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 10:17-31

Dollar Store Item: Remote Control

The Take Away: God helps us control what we have been given, not what we have controlling us. God helps us change our hearts.

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August 19th, 2018 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58

Dollar Store Item: Map, Item with Directions

The Take Away: God gives us directions out of love, and guides us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 6:19-34

Dollar Store Item: Bag of Rocks, Stones, a lot of something.

The Take Away: We are given an abundance, and we get to share that!

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August 12th, 2018 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Dollar Store Item: Apron. Cosplay Items.

The Take Away: We imitate God when we love one another.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Ruth 4:1-22

Dollar Store Item: Tree item. Growing.

The Take Away: God’s love flows throughout the ages.

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August 5th, 2018 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text:John 6:24-35

Dollar Store Item: Bread/Crackers/Communion Wafer/Marshmallows

The Take Away: Bread molds, becomes stale, but… the Bread of Life, Jesus, gives us more than just food for our bodies. Jesus feeds our hearts.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Ruth 3:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Superhero Figuring/Lego Figuring/Story

The Take Away: We are called to act with Boldness and Love. Sometimes that is hard. Superheros struggle. Jesus struggled in the Garden. We struggle. But God calls us, and uses us, and asks us to love with boldness.

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