February 25th, 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 8:31-38

Dollar Store Item: Gardening Gloves

The Take Away: Jesus calls us to a different way of acting, to a life of serving.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 13:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Gardening Gloves

The Take Away: Jesus calls us to a different way of acting, to a life of serving.

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February 18th, 2018 – First Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: 1st Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:9-15

Dollar Store Item: Safety Cone

The Take Away: Repent means to stop, and turn around. God calls us to follow Jesus in that way.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 11:1-44

Dollar Store Item: Tissues

The Take Away: Jesus cares for his friends, as do you and me. We are friends of Jesus, too.

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February 11th, 2018 – Transfiguration Sunday

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Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 9:2-9

Dollar Store Item: Timer of some sort.

The Take Away: Even though we don’t know how to speak, or respond sometimes, God’s Grace is still present and active!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 9:1-41

Dollar Store Item: Timer of some sort.

The Take Away: Even though we can argue and disagree, God’s grace still is active, like the man who was able to see.

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February 4th, 2018 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:29-39

Dollar Store Item: Two paper cups

The Take Away: Prayer, finding time, is necessary to help other people. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 4:1-42

Dollar Store Item: Two paper cups

The Take Away: Jesus offers us living water.

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January 28th, 2018 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Psalm 111

Dollar Store Item: Item with great description, or an Advertisement

The Take Away: We have a great God, and we get to tell people and show people and live out God’s love!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 3:1-21

Dollar Store Item: Night Light

The Take Away: Jesus sheds light on the world, bringing hope in the darkness, the scary parts of life.

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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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