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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.
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.
5 thoughts on “February 18th, 2018 – First Sunday in Lent”
Instead of a safety cone, I asked for parents, grandparents, Sunday School teachers and anyone who loves kids to come up and form a path from the baptismal font to the cross. Then I took the kids along the path talking about how all these people help us follow Jesus. And when we leave the path (we wandered away) the people in the path, parents, Gparents, teachers, pastors, others who love us call us to ‘repent’ – change direction – and come back to follow Jesus. (Also when we were outside the path, I asked if God still loves us even when we aren’t following Jesus? They got the answer right!)
That. Is. Beautiful!
Thanks for the ‘springboard’!
Â I have really appreciated your ideas and videos.Â The “Slop Shuffle” on the Voice of God was a big hit in my congregation.Â But I am disappointed in your Marcionist tendencies.Â For example, this Sunday has Noah’s covenant in the First Testament reading.Â I’m presenting this as God demonstrates his love for us in putting down his weapons and giving us a reminder with the rainbow:Â Â
Thanks for stopping by and for your idea about stressing God’s love.