December 8th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Moment of Joy — I am celebrating 20 years of Ordination this Sunday!!
So thankful for being called into this ministry!

 


Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts: Matthew 3:1-12, Romans 15:4-13

Dollar Store Item: Welcome Mat

The Take Away: We welcome others as Christ welcomed us!

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Here is a second video, continuing the welcoming theme:


Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Welcome Mat

The Take Away: We prepare our hearts and our houses to welcome God.

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December 1st, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: First Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts: Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44

Dollar Store Item: Noise Makers

The Take Away: It is the New Year for the church! And we remember that God makes us new all the time!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Jeremiah 33:14-18

Dollar Store Item: Advent Calendar

The Take Away: We mark time different ways, like the Advent calendar and Christmas. We hear that God’s promise is coming…

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November 24th, 2019 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday: Christ the King

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 23:33-43

Dollar Store Item: Superhero pictures of Superman and Clark Kent, or Peter Parker and Spiderman, etc.

The Take Away: Jesus’ throne is the Cross, which is a weird throne. Jesus is the servant king, which is a strange way for kings to act.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Kings 22:1-10, [14-20]; 23:1-3

Dollar Store Item: Map, Bible

The Take Away: We follow Jesus, who is where the written word points.

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November 17th, 2019 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Malachi 4:1-2a

Dollar Store Item: Jump Rope

The Take Away: Although things get difficult, or hard, God promises that it will get better, and that God never leaves us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5

Dollar Store Item: Vehicle Bingo, Gemstone Excavation or something you have to watch… like a pot of water you can plug in.

The Take Away: In God’s promise, we find hope.

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November 10th, 2019 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 20:27-38 or based on the color of the day.

Dollar Store Item: Fake decorative plant/flower.

The Take Away: In Christ, we are alive. Really alive.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Hosea 11:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Pendulum/Yo-Yo/Rock on a string.

The Take Away: God struggles with the People of God’s actions. In the end, God decides on love, and compassion.

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November 3rd, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

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Sunday: All Saints Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 6:20-31

Dollar Store Item: Item that connects to a nickname. And name-tags to write, “Saint __________”

The Take Away: God gives us a nickname of “Beloved Child,” or “Saint (insert name here)” because that is what God makes us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Kings 18:[17-19] 20-39

Dollar Store Item: Dice, Straws, or Nothing

The Take Away: We draw straws to pick someone, or we roll dice to see whose number comes up, or even play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to go first. God asks that we make up our minds about God. Are we following God or not?

The best news of it all is that God has said in the waters of baptism, “I choose you! You are mine!!”

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