April 5th, 2020 – Palm Sunday

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Sunday: Palm Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Mark 11:1-11 or another Processional text

Dollar Store Item: None (branches, coats, palm of our hands)

The Take Away: We are still connected!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 11:1-11 [14:3-9]

Dollar Store Item: None (branches, coats, palm of our hands)

The Take Away: We are still connected!

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March 29th, 2020 – 5th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 11:1-45 or Ezekiel 37:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Tissue or a bag of rocks

The Take Away: God is in control, and always bringing about new life!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 13:1-8, 24-37

Dollar Store Item: 1st Aid Kit, Toilet Paper, preparedness stuff.

The Take Away: We are called to pay attention, and be prepared. Chirst is in control, as as we are part of Jesus, we show love by paying attention to those around us.

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March 22nd, 2020 – 4th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 9:1-41

Dollar Store Item: Nothing – Your two index fingers.

The Take Away: This story starts out by calling Jesus one title, and slowly throughout it, we get to the core, Jesus being from/of God and the Messiah.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 12:28-44

Dollar Store Item: None or Heart Light

The Take Away: Loving Neighbor and Loving Self is all about loving God. And God loving us. Completely. How do we show love to the widow?

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Spring(board) of Support

Greetings Saints!

Thank you for all of your love over the last 7 (SEVEN… wow) years of the DSCS. I have so much fun doing this ministry and love the fact that I keep 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! (I keep these comments and visits in my heart for the rainy day file… you know that file!)

This post could be seen as an 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

March 15th, 2020 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 4:5-42

Dollar Store Item: Water Bottle

The Take Away: Jesus meets us anywhere, even when others say we don’t belong.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 12:1-12 [13-17]

Dollar Store Item: Workbook with questions or math.

The Take Away: Even in the midst of tricky questions, Jesus reminds us that we all belong to God.

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March 8th, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 3:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Box of Crayons

The Take Away: God loves the WHOLE world, not just one or two of us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 10:32-52

Dollar Store Item: None, or something that highlights a fear.

The Take Away: Being brave means being afraid and doing it anyway. We aren’t called to be without fear, but to follow the one who we can trust.

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March 1st, 2020 – 1st Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 4:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Item that promises wonderful things.

The Take Away: God has got this! God’s promise is secure in the waters of baptism.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 10:17-31

Dollar Store Item: Bag of rocks

The Take Away: God calls us to give everything to God, and loves us even when we don’t.

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