January 21st, 2018 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:14-20

Dollar Store Item: Growing Creature

The Take Away: God’s love comes to us immediately!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 2:13-25

Dollar Store Item: Play money, Garage Money Stickers

The Take Away: Christ pays the ultimate price of his death for us! With the Good News of his Resurrection.

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January 14th, 2018 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 1:43-51

Dollar Store Item: Play-Doh

The Take Away: We are called, as disciples and we are called, “Good!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 2:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Bag of Chips, or pretzels, or Pringles, empty.

The Take Away: God can use the ordinary, like you and me!

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January 7th, 2018 – Baptism of the Lord and Epiphany

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Sunday: Baptism of the Lord or Epiphany Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:4-11

Dollar Store Item: One of these: Cone, doo dee doo, small fan, deck of cards, glowstick, star stickers.

The Take Away: There is power in God’s voice, and when we are called to use ours. Christ is found in the midst of us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 1:35-51

Dollar Store Item: Binoculars, Magnifying Glass

The Take Away: As we look for Jesus, Jesus first finds us!

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December 31st, 2017 – 1st Sunday of Christmas

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Sunday: First Sunday of Christmas

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Galatians 4:4-7

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box

The Take Away: God’s love of us is gift, and God makes us God’s children in that love.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 1:19-34

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box

The Take Away: We are children of God, because of God’s gift to us, Jesus and God’s Grace.

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December 24th, 2017 – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 4th Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Luke 1:26-38

Dollar Store Item: None (or Name Tag, Luggage Tag)

The Take Away: God greets us as loved Children, and we get to share that love with everyone!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 1:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: We, like John, shine the light on all we meet. We aren’t the light, but are called to direct the Good News of the Light on the world!

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December 17th, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 1:6-8, 19-28

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: We, like John, shine the light on all we meet. We aren’t the light, but are called to direct the Good News of the Light on the world!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 55:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Stuffed animal

The Take Away: The love of God, the Promise of God, the Grace of God brings us comfort.

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December 10th, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:1-8

Dollar Store Item: Puzzle, Book, Ingredients for a recipe

The Take Away: We hear the beginning of the story, and we are called to continue the Good News.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Bag of Rocks

The Take Away: God breathes life into you and me!

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