December 5th, 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Luke 3:1-6

Dollar Store Item: Wrapping Paper, water bottle, jogging gear

Take Away: We prepare in many ways, and we are prepared by God.

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Narrative Lectionary – Dry Bones

Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Bag of Rocks

Take Away: God breathes life into everything.

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November 28th, 2021 – First Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 1st Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Theme of the Day

Dollar Store Item: Playing Eye Spy, Detective Novel, or Minute Timer.

Take Away We have moved into a new season, where we are called to wait and prepare.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Theme of the Day

Dollar Store Item: Playing Eye Spy, Detective Novel, or Minute Timer.

Take Away We have moved into a new season, where we are called to wait and prepare.

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November 21st, 2021 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday: Christ the King Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 18:33-37

Dollar Store Item: Character whose voice you or the kids know.

Take Away We imagine what Jesus voice might sound like when we are called.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 9:1-7

Dollar Store Item: Something that reminds you of a nickname, and/or your baptism

The Take Away: We hear nicknames for Jesus. We are given nicknames by God, “Beloved,” or “Child of God.”

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November 14th, 2021 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: All of them.

Dollar Store Item: Monster and the End of the Book / Pants with No One Inside Them. Stories of being afraid.

Take Away We have times we are afraid. God stands with us, and people of God stand with us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Amos 1:1-2, 5:14-15, 21-24

Dollar Store Item: None

The Take Away: We seek God and God makes it very easy (like REALLY easy) to be found.

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November 7th, 2021 – All Saints Sunday

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Sunday: All Saints Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 11:32-44

Dollar Store Item: Star Stickers, and blank slips of paper

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Narrative Lectionary – God Speaks to Elijah

Text: 1 Kings 19:1-18

Dollar Store Item: None, Noise Makers, Stomping of Feet

The Take Away: God is heard in the silence.

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October 31st, 2021 – Reformation Sunday / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Reformation Sunday / Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 8:31-36, Romans 3:19-28 (Mark 12:28-34)

Dollar Store Item: Costume, Candy, Halloween reminder

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Reformation links:
https://dskidsermons.com/?s=reformation

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Narrative Lectionary – Solomon’s Temple

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Text: 1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Book with Footnotes, Costume

The Take Away: God has been working through David, Solomon and You!

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October 24th, 2021 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Hebrews 7:23-28

Dollar Store Item: Guarantee card, Customer Service phone number, Fake Call App

The Take Away: To talk to God, we don’t need to go through someone else. We can talk directly to Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary – God calls David

Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14

Dollar Store Item: Your call story, Dry Erase Board, Frixon Pen, Magnetic Erase board.

The Take Away: God looks at our heart, and also forgives what makes the heart heavy.

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S.O.S. Springboard of Support

Greetings Saints!

I am so thankful for all of your love over the last 8 years of the DSCS. I have so much fun running the DSCS and love the fact that I am hearing from more and more of you.

One of my greatest joys is when I will have folks visit Zion Lutheran because of this site, or when you reach out and we have conversations online. It is Grace upon Grace for me!

It has been especially important these last two years, as I have felt very connected to you all during the pandemic.

This post could be seen as an bi-annual fund drive for the DSCS if you will. The site is free, and will always be free, and my heart is warmed by the generosity of all the folks that take part in the ministry of DSCS in prayer and donations.

Would you consider making a donation to the DSCS? I have asked in the summer before. However this year, using “Spring Board” as the theme, I decided to time it this way.

Please, would you prayerful consider a donation to the DSCS at this time?

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Thank you!
John Stevens

October 17th, 2021 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 10:35-45

Dollar Store Item: Apron, Notepad, Broom, Tennis Racket

The Take Away: We are called to serve… as in help one another, as Jesus shows us by serving us.

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Narrative Lectionary – God calls Samuel.

Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21

Dollar Store Item: Phone, Two Cups and String, Story of you being called. (This is a great time to use Jonathan Rundman’s Song, “Hey, Hey, Samuel.”)

The Take Away: God calls the young, the old… God calls you.

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