March 24th, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 13:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Paddle Ball

The Take Away: May we be made to be good soil as God comes to us again and again and again.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 22:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Emoji Mask or a fake smile

The Take Away: God calls for us to take part in the party!

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March 17th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Philippians 3:17-4:1

Dollar Store Item: Udderly Smooth Handcream or Chocolate

The Take Away: We make lots of promises, like in Lent, promising to give chocolate up, or like Udderly Smooth, they promise it wasn’t made with any Bovine Ingredients (no Cow). We also break promises. God, however, does not. We are called to be imitators of Christ, working to keep the promise, but also know that God’s promise of love is everlasting.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 20:1-16

Dollar Store Item: Candy or Stickers

The Take Away: God is generous because that is who God is, and God decides to do this with you and me.

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March 10th, 2019 – 1st Sunday in Lent/Ash Wednesday

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Sunday: Ash Wednesday / First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 4:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box, Wooden Box Or Driver’s License, ID, Library Card

The Take Away: Hiding the Alleluia – Worst game of hide and seek ever! OR In Baptism, our identity as God’s children is secure!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 18:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box, Wooden Box or Picture Frame/Picture of a relative.

The Take Away: Hiding the Alleluia – Worst Game of hide and seek ever! OR We are called to look like Christ.

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March 3rd, 2019 – Transfiguration Sunday

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Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: Stories of the faith are important!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 16:24 – 17:8

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: Stories of the faith are important!

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February 24th, 2019 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 6:27-38

Dollar Store Item: Boomerang Optical Illusion, Rubber Band, Ruler

Link to Boomerang Illusion Graphic

The Take Away: In God’s eyes, we are the same… loved and redeemed.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 14:13-33

Dollar Store Item:Favorite stuffed animal, or remote control.

The Take Away: Before anything, Jesus withdraws by himself and after that,in it all, we see God is in control.

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February 17th, 2019 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 6:17-26

Dollar Store Item: None – Having kids or adults line up!

The Take Away: Jesus shows that God’s love changes things around in ways we might not expect!!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 13:24-43

Dollar Store Item: Traffic Cones

The Take Away: God is on the move, and stuff is happening!

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February 10th, 2019 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Dollar Store Item: None – Interview an elder of the church about what God’s love means to them.

The Take Away: We are called to reach out to all in need, sharing the good news in word and action. Telling our story is one way we are called to fish for people.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29

Dollar Store Item: Boomerang Optical Illusion

Link to Boomerang Illusion Graphic

The Take Away: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” In God’s eyes, we are the same… loved and redeemed.

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