November 24th, 2019 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday: Christ the King

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 23:33-43

Dollar Store Item: Superhero pictures of Superman and Clark Kent, or Peter Parker and Spiderman, etc.

The Take Away: Jesus’ throne is the Cross, which is a weird throne. Jesus is the servant king, which is a strange way for kings to act.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Kings 22:1-10, [14-20]; 23:1-3

Dollar Store Item: Map, Bible

The Take Away: We follow Jesus, who is where the written word points.

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November 17th, 2019 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Malachi 4:1-2a

Dollar Store Item: Jump Rope

The Take Away: Although things get difficult, or hard, God promises that it will get better, and that God never leaves us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5

Dollar Store Item: Vehicle Bingo, Gemstone Excavation or something you have to watch… like a pot of water you can plug in.

The Take Away: In God’s promise, we find hope.

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November 10th, 2019 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 20:27-38 or based on the color of the day.

Dollar Store Item: Fake decorative plant/flower.

The Take Away: In Christ, we are alive. Really alive.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Hosea 11:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Pendulum/Yo-Yo/Rock on a string.

The Take Away: God struggles with the People of God’s actions. In the end, God decides on love, and compassion.

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November 3rd, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

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Sunday: All Saints Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 6:20-31

Dollar Store Item: Item that connects to a nickname. And name-tags to write, “Saint __________”

The Take Away: God gives us a nickname of “Beloved Child,” or “Saint (insert name here)” because that is what God makes us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Kings 18:[17-19] 20-39

Dollar Store Item: Dice, Straws, or Nothing

The Take Away: We draw straws to pick someone, or we roll dice to see whose number comes up, or even play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to go first. God asks that we make up our minds about God. Are we following God or not?

The best news of it all is that God has said in the waters of baptism, “I choose you! You are mine!!”

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October 27th, 2019 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost / Reformation Sunday

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Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost or Reformation Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 18:9-14 or Romans 3:19-28

Dollar Store Item: Cake Mix or loaf of bread.

The Take Away: It is God that makes us righteous, holy… to feed the world.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29

Dollar Store Item: Balloon, possibly one with helium, one not, in a larger paper bag.

The Take Away: We came to serve not press down, as pressing down brings harm, and serving lifts up our hearts.

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October 20th, 2019 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Dollar Store Item: Workbook, Math problems, something to finish.

The Take Away: God asks us to be faithful, taking one step after another.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150

Dollar Store Item: Harmonica, Musical, Paper cup drums

The Take Away: David praised God with Dancing and Singing. What do we do to praise the Lord?

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October 13th, 2019 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 17:11-19

Dollar Store Item: Thank you cards.

The Take Away: We are called to practice saying, “Thank You!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Ruth 1:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Strip of paper, two paper clips

The Take Away: We are called to show love like God shows us. We belong to each other.

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