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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January 1st, 2017 – Name of Jesus / New Year’s Day

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Sunday: Name of Jesus / New Year’s Day

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 2:13-23 / Luke 2:15-21

Dollar Store Item: Something that has known names in it / Where’s Waldo / Scavenger Hunt


The Take Away: Name of Jesus is important and special. We are found by God. God forgives us, and always gives us a new start!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 2:21-38

Dollar Store Item: Something that has known names in it, like Dora the Explorer.

The Take Away: The Name of Jesus is special and important!

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December 25th, 2016 – Christmas Day

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Sunday: Christmas Day

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Luke 2:8-20

Dollar Store Item: Bible / Dictionary

The Take Away: Gospel is the Good News of Jesus / Good news gets shared with everyone, even the shepherds! With Us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 2:8-20

Dollar Store Item: Bible or Dictionary

The Take Away: Gospel is the Good News of Jesus / Good news gets shared with everyone, even the shepherds! With Us!

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December 18th, 2016 – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text:Matthew 1:18 – 25

Dollar Store Item: Baby Shower Games

The Take Away: Jesus is God with Us! – Emmanuel

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 1:26-45 [46-56]

Dollar Store Item: Birth Announcement / Baby Shower Games

The Take Away: We announce the birth of Jesus / Jump with Joy

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December 11th, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text:Matthew 11:2-11

Dollar Store Item: Greeting Card

The Take Away: Go and tell people of Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 61:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Lolipop

The Take Away: We help tell of the good news and help those hurting

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