January 26th, 2020 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Dollar Store Item: Cotton Twine

The Take Away: We are followers of Christ, and we are not divided. We don’t follow Pastor John or Pastor Sue.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 5:1-20

Dollar Store Item: None or a book on names

The Take Away: There is power in a name. God calls us loved, Saint, child of God.

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January 19th, 2020 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 1:29-42

Dollar Store Item: Two piece puzzle. Something that is easily found. Something bright that sounds out. A very bright pair of socks!

The Take Away: Jesus invites us to find him! Jesus find us, so we can find him. Jesus doesn’t do hide and seek very well. Thankfully!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 4:1-34

Dollar Store Item: Soil. Or Weird Sun Glasses, so you can act like a jolly sower!!

The Take Away: God sows with wild abandon, and everywhere. Sometimes we hear the word, sometimes we don’t, but it never stops God from sowing.

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January 12th, 2020 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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Sunday: Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 3:13-17

Dollar Store Item: Draw by Number, Lemon Juice and Paper, Code Cracker Kit.

The Take Away: In Jesus baptism, we hear who Jesus is, and in our own baptism, we hear who we are, beloved Children of God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 2:1-22

Dollar Store Item: Play tea set, plates and silverware, picnic set.

The Take Away: Jesus eats with Sinners, and that includes you and me.

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January 5th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Christmas or Epiphany Sunday

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Sunday: Second Sunday of Christmas or Epiphany Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 2:1-12 or John 1:(1-9), 10-18

Dollar Store Item: Bright paper for a Star, or Needle and Thread

The Take Away: The star rests upon us because Christ is in our midst or God pours out Grace upon Grace in and through Jesus Christ

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 1:21-45

Dollar Store Item: Box of Party Favors or Magic Trick

The Take Away: We talk about choosing, and it is important to remember that before we choose anything, God has chosen us!

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December 29th, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Christmas

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Sunday: First Sunday of Christmas

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Isaiah 63:7-9

Dollar Store Item: Favorite story or the Bible

The Take Away: We are called to tell and retell the story!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 1:1-20

Dollar Store Item: Traffic Cones/Safety Cones

The Take Away: The call to repent is to direct our ways, not to make us feel shame or bad.

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December 24th, 2019 – Christmas Eve

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Sunday: Christmas Eve

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

Dollar Store Item: Foam Core Board, or Square Cardboard

The Take Away: God gives us a sign that points to Christ! Always!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

Dollar Store Item: Foam Core Board, or Square Cardboard

The Take Away: God gives us a sign that points to Christ! Always!

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December 22nd, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent

I have a bad cold, but wanted to get this up. Last year, the texts for Narrative and RCL were basicly swapped. So, I am using those! I might be posting a new one in the next couple of days, but this will get us started!

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 1:18-25

Dollar Store Item: Item that has a Guarantee

The Take Away: God’s promise is good and trustworthy!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Dollar Store Item: Item you use to show Joy – Musical Instrument, Cake Mix, Party Hats. Or have your kids jump for joy!

The Take Away: Out of the tiny comes great joy and great things!

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