May 27th, 2018 – Trinity Sunday

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Sunday: Trinity Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Theme of Trinity Sunday

Dollar Store Item: Pencil, Paper, Print Out

The Take Away: The Trinity helps us see that God is at work in the world in many different ways!

Here are the files mentioned in the video:

Thaumatrope Pictures

Thaumatrope Handout

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Trinity Sunday

Dollar Store Item: Pencil, Paper, Print Out

The Take Away: The Ten Commandments give us a more full way of seeing our God! (I don’t talk about this in the video, as it is focused on the trinity… but one could use that each commandment gives us a different way of seeing a God that cares for and loves us!

Here are the files mentioned in the video:

Thaumatrope Pictures

Thaumatrope Handout

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May 20th, 2018 – Pentecost Sunday

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Sunday: Pentecost Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Acts 2:1-21

Dollar Store Item: Painter’s Tape, Sidewalk Chalk, Paper and Pencil

The Take Away: God is hopping and bringing Good News through the Spirit, crossing lines, and erasing them!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 2:1-21

Dollar Store Item: Painter’s Tape, Sidewalk Chalk, Paper and Pencil

The Take Away: God is hopping and bringing Good News through the Spirit, crossing lines, and erasing them!

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May 13th, 2018 – Ascension Sunday/7th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Ascension Sunday/7th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Luke 24:44-53

Dollar Store Item: Magic Trick

The Take Away: We are witnesses, and we will tell our story.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Philippians 2:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Yeast, Expanding Toy

The Take Away: God is at work in you!

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May 6th, 2018 – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 6th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 15:9-17 and 1 John 5:1-6

Dollar Store Item: Bubble Wrap, Swimming Noodle, Life Jacket, or Floating Item

The Take Away: We can rest in God’s love, and not be afraid.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Philippians 1:1-18a

Dollar Store Item: Cone, Cardboard Tube

The Take Away: We speak God’s love with boldness!

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April 29th, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 5th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 15:1-8 and/or 1 John 4:7-21

Dollar Store Item: Pot for plant, Stuffed Animal, Seed Packet, something that brings comfort to you.

The Take Away: Looking at what “abide” means. God loves us. We rest/abide/sit in that promise. We show the world by loving.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 17:16-31

Dollar Store Item: Mirror or take a selfie with the congregation!

The Take Away: We show the world the face of Jesus!

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A Side Note – BuildingFaith

I wanted to share with you an article I wrote that was published on BuildingFaith.org, which can be found here:

10 Tips for Object Lessons that Actually Work!

BuildingFaith, if you haven’t heard about the site, is an awesome collection of people of faith coming together to help other people of faith. They describe their mission this way:

Building Faith is published by the Center for the Ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our mission is to equip and inspire churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.

We believe that Christian education means helping all ages – children, youth, and adults – grow in the knowledge and love of God. We also know that formation happens in many ways: worship, church school, faith at home, outreach, mission, camp, and more.

April 22nd, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 4th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: All

Dollar Store Item: Something with a character on it, or popcorn, or something well known.

The Take Away: We show love by doing, and we show the world God’s love.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 16:16-34

Dollar Store Item: Earthquake Noises or Play Handcuffs

The Take Away: Christ sets us free!

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